A tiny step of faith

“If you have faith as small as a mustard seed…” (Luke 17:6)
Jesus talks about forgiving a loved one that keeps on hurting you.
This disciples don’t have the will or strength to do this.
In their view, it takes bigger or more faith to forgive like this.
But according to Jesus, faith does not need to be bigger or more.
My sense of this is that it does not depend on us to do right or good.
Faith is placed in something or someone else, in this case Jesus.
Jesus knows that if we take a tiny step, He will step in too.
He provides what is missing in our faith, He provides strength and help.
When God expects the impossible of us, He will help us if we try.
No doubt we will falter, no doubt our first attempts will be weak.
But every time we move our tiny faith muscles, He strengthens them.
With His help, we will begin to see the impossible become possible.
Our part is not super faith, but just enough to take that first step.
He will take us where we could never have gone ourselves!
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, the life You call me to is bigger than me, but not bigger than You. Help my to trust You, not myself, as I take that first step.

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  1. We encounter challenges and difficulties in our lives. These can overwhelm us because we feel inadequate to handle those problems. And yet what is impossible for me the handle is a possibility for God i I but believe – have faith in Him. I can do all things in His power for I am an instrument of His peace. I need to trust in His power each day and be willing to obey what He has in store for me this day. Trust and obey as I continue to work and play each day in His SonShine.

    Let the weak say, “I am strong”
    Let the poor say, “I am rich”
    Let the blind say, “I can see”
    It’s what the lord has done in me

    Hosanna, hosanna
    To the lamb that was slain
    Hosanna, hosanna
    Jesus died and rose again

    Into the river I will wade
    And there my sins are washed away
    From the heavens mercy streams
    Of the savior’s love for me

    Hosanna, hosanna
    To the lamb that was slain
    Hosanna, hosanna
    Jesus died and rose again

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