Let your faith grow like the seed

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It may start small...

It may start small…

Actually, Gideon didn’t start out with a lot of faith. He doggedly doubted God. A splendorous vision of a heavenly angel didn’t sway him. A supernatural calling didn’t impress him. He argued with God. Then, he tested Him with a fleece. The first night, he asked it be saturated with dew and the ground dry, the second night the fleece dry, the ground wet.

God patiently built up his faith.

from Dump a Day

from Dump a Day

Don’t stress out about “lack of faith.” Just ask God to build it. Don’t strain trying to conjure faith. There’s no magical incantation to muster faith in the human heart. Faith comes from:

1) Reading your Bible and hearing it preached (Rom. 10:17)
2) Praying and experiencing God’s answers (John 4:48)
3) Focusing on what God has done in the past to encourage yourself on what God will do in the future. (Phil 4:8)

Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head — Mark 4:28-29 NIV.

You don’t make your faith grow. You can only provide optimal conditions for the seed — soil, sun, water, protection against plague and erosion. It’ll grow all by itself.

22 responses to “Let your faith grow like the seed

  1. yourothermotherhere

    Isn’t it interesting how we always feel that we must do something to receive God’s gifts – rather a quid pro quo sort of thing, when in reality, God has GIVEN us all things and all we have to do is accept them. So simple, yet we feel the need to complicate it.

  2. Beautiful post and on time for me amen. Your blog is a blessing. God bless!

  3. In today’s world of ‘instant gratification’ your words speak volumes! Excellent post, thank you.

  4. Right on time, great message!

  5. So many Christians say ” just have faith “, so refreshing to hear, it learned and grown and nurtured by Him L 🙂

  6. “Don’t stress out about “lack of faith.” Just ask God to build it. Don’t strain trying to conjure faith.” I do that… Thank you for this message.

  7. the seed sprouts and grows………!!! 🙂

  8. I love this, Mike! I agree with you and sistainarms. What a KIND post. Blessings, Diane

  9. This is just the great info I need to share with my sister. She asked me questions that your post would be so helpful. And it has been great for me too! You’re a great writer.

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