SMALL Faith vs MUSTARD SEED Faith
On my own, I don’t see a difference between SMALL faith and the MUSTARD SEED faith, since they are both small. But when we look back to the Word of God, there’s a BIG, BIG difference.
First, let us look on what SMALL faith is. When Jesus and His disciples were on board in the Sea of Galilee, a fierce storm came and almost made their boat to sink, and Jesus, during that time, was…asleep. Yes, asleep. (Read Matthew 8:24). Then His disciples started to cry out, “Lord, save us!” (v. 25). But here’s what Jesus said to them:
He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?”
– Matthew 8:26a
SMALL faith means you are limiting God. Sometimes, because of the situations that we are in, we get discouraged and that’s the time, little by little, we lose our faith. When that comes, we need a hard hit in our heads. What I mean is we need to wake ourselves up that God cannot be shaken because of our situation, because God is always here to do miracles in our life. So why limit our faith?
And here’s what MUSTARD SEED faith is. I’d like to give you this Scripture that will say it all:
He replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.
– Luke 17:6
As what I’ve written a while ago, SMALL faith and MUSTARD SEED faith are both small, but when we look deeper, we will see the great difference between those.
We all know that a mustard seed is a very small seed, we can compare it to a mongo seed. When we plant a seed, it will take time and some tending for it to grow like a tree. The same thing also with this kind of faith, this kind of faith will make us grow to be like a tree that cannot be shaken when trials come in our life.
How about you, what kind of faith do you have today? Is it a SMALL faith? Or a MUSTARD SEED faith? Check your heart.