Faith Is Not always Easy!

God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. (James 1:12 NLT)



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ďJesus' Parable About The Mustard Seed"

Jesus spoke about faith to His disciples and told them "You don't have enough faith. I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it would move. Nothing would be impossible." (Matthew 17:20 NLT)

In this parable about the mustard seed, Jesus is sharing an important idea with us: faith begins in seed form. Faith in God is planted in the soil of our hearts and cultivated by the Spirit of God, and over time, it produces joy, peace, humility, fulfillment, power, and every other rich quality of the character of God. Faith is the source of these blessings, and prayer is the way that the source gets into the soil of our hearts. Through the eyes of faith, we donít just see our prayers for what they are when weíre praying them; we see the potential of what they can become when God answers them. Great prayer reveals great faith, and great faith releases great prayers. Faith in God will take you out of your comfort zone, challenge you, and lead you onto unknown paths that you have never traveled before. Itís not predictable or easy, but itís worth the ride.

Perhaps instead of seeds of faith, youíve had seeds of doubt and fear planted in your heart. Pray for the Spirit of God to uproot those things today and activate your faith through prayer.


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