Talk Back 37
On Mustard Seeds and Sycamore Trees
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This is the first time I have visited this site. I was actually looking up info on "sycamore trees" and stumbled onto this site...you know how researching on the web takes one on many unexpected adventures. i am commenting concerning the article about sycamore trees and mustard seeds.
The author commented that he thought faith must not have much power since we don't see sycamore trees flying across the landscape.
But I would just like to express that i have found faith this incredible real aspect of my life. Surrendering to God has changed my life in a very powerful way, and I continually learn more of what faith is by "surrendering" to God. The Bible tells us that we aren't going to understand God and what He has for us. All we can do is the initial "step out on faith" and God gives the increase. for some, that might be saying, "God, if you really exist, help me to know it." or maybe one thinks there is a creator, but doesn't trust that it could mean anything for him personally, then the step might be to pray, "God, if you want a personal relationship with me, you are going to have to take me there, I don't know how to do it."
One aspect of the mustard seed is that it is a tiny seed but it gives abundantly. Just as one step of faith can lead to another, then another. The thing that i have learned is that God keeps his promises! The more we can let go of ourselves and accept His working in our hearts and lives, the more we will know evidence of him in our hearts and can grow in faith.
beginning in Eph. 3:17...
And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with the sints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge--that you maybe be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God."
We don't get "rooted and established" until we have stepped out in faith.
I sure can't explain everthing on a human level, but I sure can claim this love! God truly gives in such incredible abundance. I think the scripture about the mustard seed is pointing to the fact that once we begin a walk of faith in Jesus Christ, we have available the Holy Spirit to guide us in further spiritual growth that is truly miraculous.
God promises to take a little and make a lot.