Did you know that faith is designed to grow? It is! The problem with most Christians today is that they don’t grow their faith, so when something comes along in their life when they really need it, their faith is too small to support anything. You can’t climb a sapling, it will fall over. But you can climb an oak tree, it is big enough to support you!
Matthew 17:20, the disciples had just asked Jesus why they couldn’t cast out the demon out of the child and he said, “You were not able to make the demon go out, because your faith is too small. Believe me when I tell you, if your faith is only as big as a mustard seed you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. You will be able to do anything.”
There are two things I want to show you in this verse; seed and say. If faith is a seed, then we plant that seed by saying. Just as Jesus spoke and it was done, we were also designed to do the same. Depending on our words, our seed grows or dies. If we continue speaking what the Word says, we are agreeing with God that He is faithful to keep His Word.
Seeds can sit in the packet all year long, but you won’t eat the fruit of it unless you plant it in the ground and allow it to grow. It’s the same with the Word of God. It sits in the Bible waiting for you to read it, believe it and speak it. Seed, time and harvest. Be steadfast in what you’re hoping for and in due season, you will reap if you faint not.
Father, thank You for Your Word. It’s living, powerful and active, but we must believe that what You say is true. We must come into agreement with it and consider not the symptoms, the balance in our checkbook, the absence of a job. We must only consider that You are our provider, protector, healer, strong tower and faithful shepherd. Help us to grow our faith everyday so that when we lay hands on the sick, they WILL recover because we’ve taken the time to grow our faith. In Jesus’ name. Amen