One of my dear friends bought me this beautiful necklace for Christmas.
To most, its just a regular necklace. However, to me it’s been a daily reminder of the Lord’s faithfulness.
You see that?
The flower with a teeny tiny dot in the center?
It’s a a mustard seed.
So small, so insignificant.
Yet we’re reminded both in Matthew and Luke that with the faith of a mustard seed, little becomes much when it’s given to the Lord.
If you’ve grown up in church you’ve heard the stories. If you haven’t, well now you have a little exposure.
The truth is, hearing the stories of “having faith the size of a mustard seed” and actually having faith the size of a mustard seed are two very different things.
It’s easy for me to say I have “big faith in God.”
That I trust Him whole heartedly to move my mountains and use the hurts and trials in my life for the glory of His namesake.
Those are good sound bytes that easily roll off the tongue and exude the appearance of deep spirituality.
But the truth is, over the last several months, I’ve truly begun to grasp why Jesus uses such a minuscule object to illustrate such a beautiful lesson.
You’d think it’d be easy to have faith the size of a mustard seed, but it can be quite a challenge!
When the storms of this life rage around us, when we’re in the thick of it and can’t breathe, when we feel the weightiness of this life bearing down on us, it can be hard to have such “big” mustard seed faith.
It can be scary to let go and trust God.
It feels like a tall task some days.
That’s why I can’t help but know in my heart that’s why Jesus used the mustard seed as an example.
When we look at it, it’s tiny. It reminds us that when we yield our whole lives to Him and trust Him with our entire being it feels humongous. Because, in our earthly eyes, it is’
Yet God can take the “simple” obedience of our surrender and multiply it infinitely farther than we ever imagined.
He’s our infinite God. Nothing is to big for Him! The struggle we feel to have “big” mustard seed faith reminds us how vast He is.
It’s not us who “moves the mountains,” it’s Him. It’s not us who “uproots the trees,” it’s Him.
In the grand scheme of this entire world, our lives and stories are very small. Yet they never go to waste when we yield ourselves to Him. He is able to take our lives and accomplish glory to His name when we simply put our trust in Him to do what He says.
So if you’re struggling to hand over the “big” things over the Jesus, you’re not alone. It can be hard. But may we be reminded all He can accomplish in and through us for His glory if we take a step of faith and let Him do the rest.
It only takes the faith of a mustard seed.
I owe a big fat life update, which will follow soon. I will look forward to catching up! ❤️