Someone once said that doubt creates mountains, while faith removes them. How true! If we were able to turn back the calendar just six short months, from that vantage point we could look back once more to today, and see how many mountains we would see along the way which were put there by our doubts! 

     Jesus tells us our faith in God is like a seed. It does not take much to grow a tree - just one little seed. So it is with faith: it really does not take much faith to sit in a train moving along on two rails at 125 mph, or in a passenger plane 7 miles up at 350 mph. It did not take much faith for the thief on the cross to be saved, "Lord remember me when You come into Your kingdom." Luke 23:42 (NKJV) When we put our faith into action, it takes on a totally new nature: a miracle in the making.

     What is the mountain in your life? Are you lonely? Have a difficult disease? Are you discouraged? Take courage, as God gives each of us a measure of faith, ". . . . God has dealt to each one a measure of faith." Romans 12:3 (NKJV) Ones faith is activated by hearing the Word of God, Romans 10:17.

     I am fascinated with the thought that Jesus used the analogy of a MUSTARD seed, rather than an OAK seed. In the graphics inserted above you see that an Oak seed, the acorn, is a rather large seed, about the size of a section in ones finger. A Mustard seed is not much larger than a "dot" in a sentence in this devotional. Jesus' point is that there really is not much we can do. We only need the faith to ask - HAVE FAITH TO TRULY BELIEVE. Speak to your mountain and watch God set about changing circumstances, events and the thoughts and reactions of those He chooses to use to move that mountain in your life.

     The extraordinary power of Satan must not discourage our faith, but move us more earnestly in prayer to God for the increase of it. When your faith has been planted and is growing, speak to your mountain and watch God set about its removal, as we by faith do what we can.

    Just A Thought Across The Garden Gate by Parson Don


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