TODAY’S SIGNATURE VERSE ••• He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20 ESV)
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Happy April 25th! It’s officially the Perfect Date. If you don’t understand what I mean, grab a light jacket, and watch “Miss Congeniality.”
Funny movie aside, today, let’s talk about the impossible. What is impossible? According to Jesus—nothing. At least, for God. As Christians, we love to quote the whole verse, “But Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible’” (Matthew 19:26).
When someone around us is having a hard time and needs encouragement, this verse is one of the easiest to share from the Christian Grab Bag of Comforting Verses. We remind friends and loved ones that God is the God that makes all things possible! And it’s true!
But what about us? What about the part we play in this?? Too often, we forget that we add a critical ingredient to making the impossible possible… and it’s roughly the size of a mustard seed.
In Matthew 17:20b, Jesus said, “For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”
See that? Just a couple of chapters earlier in another discussion about the impossible, Jesus had already kicked the ball to us! Our faith is the foundation of making impossible things possible!
So when we visit that friend in crisis, it’s not enough to say that with God all things are possible. It’s true. But we have to encourage each other to embrace the mustard seed of faith. We have to believe. It’s the foundation of who we are as Christians! We believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ who died to take away the sins of the world, but our belief doesn’t end there! We have to believe in His almighty power, His wisdom, His plan, His perfect timing! Note—we don’t have to understand. We have to believe.
Before we ask for God to do the impossible, we’ve got to look at our faith. Faith will not grow when it’s fertilized with doubt. It has to be pure. It has to be 100% strong in the belief that God CAN do the impossible and also accepting that the outcome is according to His will and timetable.
Today, as you pray, thank God for being the God of impossibility. Thank Him that He makes all things possible. Ask the Holy Spirit to fill your heart with pure, unadulterated faith… the faith that can move the mountain because you serve the God Who created it.
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