Day 12 – What God Teaches Us From Such Little Things
March 12, 2013
“And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.”
~ Matthew 17:20
It’s wonderful how God has used “small things” to show us that small things really do count. Even our small faith. A little faith can grow to become bigger faith the more we use it…the more we water it with the Word of God and the more we pray.
A friend shared this visual illustration on Facebook today, and so I wanted to share it with you…http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Matthew-Chapter-17/
The interesting thing that I’ve read about the mustard seed is that it contains ALL the main nutrients you need to survive.
It’s packed with several vitamins: B1, B6, C, E and K. It’s also a source of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium and zinc.
Right after I read this, the wheels in my head started spinning. (Yes, that happens fairly frequently…glad things are still functioning up there. hee hee! ;)) Anyway, I thought…how amazing that such a little seed is so sufficient.
==>> Really, our faith in Jesus is just as sufficient….it’s all we need as well.
Seeds have lots of potential. Every time we bite into a fruit it’s because there once was a seed that grew up to produce that fruit.
We also studied in school this morning a little bit about the “Sequoia trees” that are so huge and tall. Yes, a little seed can grow into amazing things…
“Giant Sequoias grow from the tiniest of seeds—the size of an oatmeal flake—to huge, magnificent trees that can reach more than 300 feet in height. These trees can withstand fires, droughts, even being struck by lightning. And all this great potential is stored in every Sequoia seed.” Source: http://www.naturebridge.org/node/2115
How about other little things?
God cares about the little sparrow! As insignificant as this little bird seems to be, God cares about him.
“Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.” Luke 12:6,7
Again, I love the fact that God has demonstrated that “little things” do count!
And He can use the little things you have to give and offer Him.
He blessed the widow who only had two mites to give!
Our little faith can grow into big faith, but it takes time and patience. We are shortcoming of what we should be. We have to allow God to work through us…we can’t do it on our own. That little seed can’t do it on its own either. It needs watering and it needs sunshine. And it takes patience to wait for it to grow.
Take what faith you have and work that faith today. If all the strength you have is to take one step, then take that one step. Then, pray and ask God to give you strength for the next step. He will because you’re important to Him. We’re “of more value” than the sparrows that God cares about. In fact, He sacrificed His Only Begotten Son because He loves you so much!
In the Christian Life we must pray each time we need the Holy Spirit’s help and strength. We don’t just drink one time each week or once a year. We drink whenever we’re thirsty which is often. We often need refilling….we need the Holy Spirit’s refreshing assistance because we can’t do it on our own.
Last night I read a really good post from Martie on the topic of living the Christian life. We will grow weary doing it on our own. I pray you read it. I BEG you to read it! I’m afraid there’s so many Christians trying to live the Christian life who feel like they’re failing. I’m guilty as well. You can’t live the Christian life using just your own willpower. Please Read Martie’s Post by Clicking Here.
P.S. – All of this talk about “little” stuff reminded me of this song, “Little is Much When God Is In It”