We quickly say, if you have the faith of a grain of mustard seed you can move mountains!
We quickly say, all it takes is a little faith!
That may be true, but think about two things….
- How much faith does Jesus call ‘little (mustard seed) faith’?
Jesus constantly rebuked His disciples for having ‘little’ faith.
Too many Christians are content with ‘little’ faith, as if that’s all we need.
In Matthew Chapter 17, while Jesus was on the Mount of Transfiguration with Peter, James and John…a father brought his son to the other disciples, hoping they could cast out the demon in his son. They could not do it. After Jesus cast out the demon, His disciples asked why they couldn’t do it.
Jesus was frustrated with them. They had already seen Him feed thousands. They had seen him heal and deliver, but still Jesus told them, “BECAUSE OF YOUR LITTLE FAITH”.
Matthew 17:19 ( NKJV)
19 Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?” 20 He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”
After seeing Jesus show His power and love, the faith they had still wasn’t enough to help that man and his son.
Not only is the Lord IS NOT satisfied with LITTLE FAITH, but the little faith we settle for MAY NOT even be mustard seed faith to God.
Is simply believing mustard seed faith? Well the demons believe and tremble…
James 2:19 (NKJV)
19 You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble!
Do you believe but are still easily consumed by worry? Maybe your faith is too small.
Matthew 6:31 (NKJV)
31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.
Do you believe but don’t really trust God? Maybe your faith is too small.
6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord;
Do you pray but aren’t really satisfied until you’ve talked to a person? Maybe your faith is too small.
6 But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.
Do you read the bible but don’t believe EVERYTHING in it is true, whether symbolic or literal? Maybe your faith is too small.
2 Timothy 3:16-16 (KJV)
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
Do you believe God will forgive you for EVERYTHING you’ve done wrong? Maybe your faith is too small.
1 John 1:9 (NKJV)
9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Do you believe that with God ALL things are possible? Maybe your faith your is too small.
Matthew 19:26 (NKJV)
26 But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Before you become satisfied with your ‘mustard seed faith’…make sure that you even have that much.