The Lord replied, “If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.” Luke 17:6
It only takes a mustard seed to believe. It is so small, as a grain of rice but it can grow in length, width and depth. Faith grows roots.
Jesus used the example, that our faith can be as a mustard seed. He meant that this tiny seed would grow into a great big tree where birds would make their nests. Results of having faith, don’t depend at all on how much faith we have! Because it depends on God. I believe God has made it this way, so that we do not take the glory for ourselves. But we are only able to receive from God, when we have faith in Him.
In another scripture Jesus says the kingdom of God, is like a mustard seed, which grew and became a tree, where THE BIRDS OF THE AIR NESTED IN ITS BRANCHES.” (Luke 17)
What is a bird to tree? Nothing.
But what is a tree to a bird? A home, a place of rest and refuge. A place to raise and protect their family, a place to hide from the scorching heat and a place to bring their food.
Faith to us should be a comfort, a home and a place of strength. Instead of roaming the earth and searching for a place to live birds go to the trees. And why not a mustard tree? Instead of roaming the world, looking for comfort and pleasure, faith should be a place where we find rest for our souls.
The more we grow in faith, we will grow deep roots of love, then grow in width: in hope and expectancy, and in height as we grow towards maturity.
Father God, I pray for for a mustard seed sized faith. May we grow in our faith and bear much fruit, help us to find refuge in having our faith in you. Help us to believe and to never doubt your sovereign ways and power. Amen.