“By your faith”.
God pointed out to me this morning how often these words came out of Jesus’ mouth when he was here on earth. “By your faith” pops up all through the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
Jesus is telling you and I today that faith is what matters. I define faith as believing in God and putting my trust in him on an hourly, daily basis – not just on Sundays.
In Matthew, the disciples tried to drive a demon out of an epileptic boy but nothing happened. Jesus walked up, commanded the demon to leave and it immediately screeched as it left the boy. Then Jesus told the disciples that they were unable to make the demon leave because they had ‘too little faith’. Jesus goes on to say “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.” (Matt 17:20)
I need to be reminded of this today. Do you need to hear this, too? There are some mountains in my life that need to move and Jesus is telling me that, through faith in God, nothing is impossible.
Dear Father, I trust that you are going to move mountains through my faith in you. Amen.