Small faith—big God

 

The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” He [Jesus] replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you. Luke 17:5-6 NIV

When you multiply infinity times the smallest fraction, you still end up with infinity. Only when you multiply infinity times zero do you walk away empty handed.

Jesus is making a point. It isn’t the size of the faith that ultimately counts. It’s the size of the God who is connected to that faith. “Lord, I believe, help my unbelief!” one man cried out. That was enough for Jesus. He performed the miracle.

Now why don’t Christians routinely uproot mulberry trees? Because faith must be connected to God, and God isn’t normally in the tree moving business. God has more important things to uproot and throw into the sea.

Don’t for a moment imagine that the word of faith you speak into this universe leaves the world unchanged. Your faith changes lives.

Dwight

PS. This Saturday, 6/15/2019, in Inner Wealth, we’ll be discussing: Are we good or evil? and Are we constantly sinning?

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