Testimonies of God’s goodness and His undeserved grace are everywhere. We can scroll our news feeds, watch the news or take an intrinsic look at our own lives and witness how God turns tragedy into triumph in ways only He can.
“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.” (Matthew 17:20b NIV)
The more I hear testimonies of God’s favor and remember my own, the more I want God to continue to move in my life. I want more of God’s miracles, more of His wisdom, more of His open doors. But, one day I heard God say, “Does your faith match your prayers?” Does my desire to see God move abundantly in my life match my willingness to trust and be led by God? Will I trust God even if it means weathering storms so that I can grow and mature? Or, will I let fear paralyze and allow me to pretend I didn’t hear God? Hmmm.
I can have faith the size of a mustard seed that can move mountains, but if I don’t go out and speak to the mountain, it won’t move. Being stubborn, passive and unwilling, which all keeps us comfortable, will not usher in an awe-filled life.
“But someone will say, ‘You have faith, and I have works.’ Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.” (James 2:18 NKJV)
Even if we don’t have the faith that will move mountains just yet, we are no less saved by God’s grace. It just means we have to continue to exercise our faith muscles. Trusting God to come through for seemingly small anthills will set the foundation for earth-shattering, mountain-moving miracles.
Does your faith match your prayers?
For more see: Fight in Faith