We were discussing faith last night in a service. And I’m not sure what brought it to mind this morning, but I remembered the mustard seed and had a picture of faith.
Mark 4: (regarding The Kingdom of God)
30 Then He said, “To what shall we liken the kingdom of God? Or with what parable shall we picture it? 31 It is like a mustard seed which, when it is sown on the ground, is smaller than all the seeds on earth; 32 but when it is sown, it grows up and becomes greater than all herbs, and shoots out large branches, so that the birds of the air may nest under its shade.”
Faith… Matt 17:20
19 Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?”
20 So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; [fn4] for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.
The Kingdom of God is all about Faith. We’ve been in a class entitled “And He Healed All who Came”. We’ve been discussing walking in the Kingdom especially in regards to releasing the supernatural – which should be natural Christianity – through healing. The more we release the Kingdom the more territory it takes back for the dominion of the Kingdom. This of course takes faith. Faith to believe He is real, Faith to believe He wants to heal, Faith that nothing is impossible to those who believe, and it takes Faith in the moment to walk out what we’ve come to believe.
And then the mustard seed. We know that if we have as much faith as a grain of a mustard seed, then we should be able to ‘move mountains’. We discussed a that faith can be progressive. First we believe that He is, then we begin to believe that He is for us and with us, and that He is going to show up. I’d come to the ah ha years ago, that faith was like the mustard seed that grew into a tree, that though it may start out small, it is by no means a small or insignificant thing.
Today, I saw that when one walks in the growing faith of the Kingdom, they become like that mustard tree; their faith large and spacious enough to bring under wing/shelter those whose faith has not yet come into maturity. Our faith can encompass those around us, cover those we love and have contact with until they in turn can grow in faith and spread their branches.