Matthew 17:18-21(NIV) tells us ” Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of the boy, and he was healed at that moment. Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked, “Why, couldn’t we drive it out? He replied “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
A mustard seed of faith against a mountain? Can you visualize that picture? Do you know how small a mustard seed is and how big mountains can be? And when you look at what Jesus said, that is exactly what he meant. Yes, a mustard seed is very small. Yes, mountains are huge. However, if you trust and believe just a little bit, you will be surprised as to how things can move mightily in your circumstances!
When challenges and frustrations start to overwhelm you, speak to them just as Jesus said to speak to the mountain. When you feel you are under attack, rebuke the schemes of the enemy just like Jesus did over the little boy. So often, we see how God blesses and/or delivers others and we don’t understand why our prayers did not manifest into the blessings and actions we spoke. Could it be we have focused too much on our mountain and not enough on our faith? Today, I encourage you to focus on your faith, no matter how small or weak your faith may be, speak to your mountain and believe it can be moved. Sometimes the mountain is not as close to you as you think it is, and when you keep trusting God the mountain starts to get smaller and eventually disappears from your circumstances. All you have to do is have a mustard seed of faith and believe that nothing is impossible. Can believe in your faith in God enough to move the mountain? What will you say to your mountain?
Dear Heavenly Father, I come before you today with just a mustard seed of faith. And, with this tiny seed of faith, I believe that my situation is already better. I believe that mountain of frustration is moved; I believe the financial obstacle is no longer in my way; I believe that all manner of sickness and disease in my body is gone. I believe the enemy is under my feet and no longer in my way. I believe you are taking my mustard seed of faith and showing me that nothing is impossible, and that I can speak to the mountain in my life and it shall move. Right now I am telling the mountain with my mustard seed of faith to move! In Jesus’ mighty name, Amen and Thank You!