Mustard-Seed Faith

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries4 Minutes

Throughout God’s Word, faith and God’s blessings go hand in hand like the dynamic duo. The Bible says it’s impossible to please God and fully live in His favor without trusting Him and exercising your faith (Hebrews 11:6). We can’t go from a place of lack and need to His provision and blessings without believing the Word of God.

The Bible says, “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). Faith has “substance” and provides a confident assurance of God’s unseen reality.

Even when faith doesn’t seem to be working, we can rest assured that it is. It may not be on our timetable or according to our wishes, but God is ALWAYS faithful, and He wants us to trust Him with all our hearts (Proverbs 3:5–6) even when we don’t understand His purposes.

In Matthew 17:20, Jesus gave us a vital key to igniting our faith and releasing God’s power in our lives:

If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, “Move from here to there,” and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.

Isn’t that an amazing message of hope and encouragement? It’s saying if we apply the life-changing principles in this verse, Jesus promises …

“NOTHING will be impossible for you!”

It doesn’t matter what gloom and doom you might see on today’s news headlines or TV broadcasts … Jesus says “NOTHING” can stand in your way when you believe in Him!

But it’s also intriguing that Jesus compares faith to a “seed.” Remember, a seed is something you sow in faith, trusting that there will be a future harvest. The seed may be your money, your prayers, your time, or some other investment, but it’s a key to moving your mountain.

Psalm 97:5 tells us that our mountains can melt away when we trust in our living God. When we rely on Him, we can confidently expect Him to act on our behalf—to heal our sicknesses, lift our depression, overcome our addictions, defeat our poverty, and restore our broken relationships.

Whether we realize it or not, every one of us has the ability to believe God for a breakthrough … and to trust Him completely with our lives. But unless we exercise our faith, we won’t see God’s intended results. We have to take action and sow our seeds before we’ll see our harvest!

Week One
For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”
Romans 1:17

Week Two
Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
Mark 11:24

Week Three
But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
Hebrews 11:6

Week Four
Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
John 20:29