My Dear Brother and Sister in Christ, I greet and bless you in the name of our Creator, Maker, and ever unforgettable Lord Jesus Christ. The blessed word that the Lord has given for you today is from the book of Matthew 17:20 “ Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
My Dear Brother and Sister, from the above context we see that , if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, and when you say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” So You must place your faith on the Lord Jesus Christ and not on any other person or any other thing. For all things are possible to them that believe on his name. We have a list of many children of God who have exhibited their faith in God, in the scripture. Firstly, we see that Able offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he was considered more righteous. His faith, though he being dead, still speaks. The Bible says, But without faith it is impossible to please God. For he who comes to God must believe that he is, and that He is a rewarder of those that diligently seek Him. Again we see how Noah being warned of things not yet seen, was moved with Godly fear, and so he prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness, according to his faith. Abraham was known for his faith. So when he was called by God to go out to a place, he left all his people and his hometown and followed God to a place, not knowing where he was going.
My Dear Brother And Sister, Abraham’s wife Sarah herself also received strength, to conceive, and she bore a son when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful, who had promised. By faith Joseph, when he was dying made mention of the departure, of the children, of Israel. And gave instructions concerning his bones. He believed that deliverance will come to his people and they will carry his bones to the promised land. That is the faith Joseph had. We also see Moses, who grew in the palace of Egypt, when he became of age refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s, daughter. Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God rather than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin. .” “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
My Dear Brother And Sister, do you have such faith as these people of God? If not ask God to increase your faith. What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. Therefore I urge every one of you to have faith in the Living God. Our Lord Jesus Christ. Then you shall be blessed as God had blessed all those whose names have been mentioned in the above list. For the blessing of the Lord makes one rich and it does not cause sorrow. Go forward by faith. Then you can move mountains that stand before you like huge blockade preventing you from going forward. It may be debts, court case, family dispute, joblessness or shame and lack of finance to maintain your family. Whatever problem you might face, by faith you can conquer great heights. So be cheerful. Never lose your hope in the power of God. God bless you.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Lord thank You for helping us to understand how important it is to have faith in God. We thank You Lord for revealing many characters from the Bible who have walked by faith. Teach us also to walk by faith. Never to lean on our own understanding. Not only exercise Faith, but also apply our faith in our deeds.