Tuesday, November 20

Getting Bossy With Nature

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.
If you have faith as small as mustard seed you can say to this tree,
"Be uprooted and planted in the sea," and it will obey.
Nothing will be impossible for you,
if you have faith as small as a mustard seed.

So says Jesus. Simply. Directly. No frills, no formula. Teensy tiny faith yields gigantic results.

I wonder what our day-to-day would look like if we practiced that sort of believing? Anxiety, move! Away from me and over...well...over there. Depression, be uprooted from me and go for a swim. I don't want you any more. Sleeplessness, distress, unforgiveness, judgement, all of you re-locate because there's no room for you in this forest anymore.

Faith as small as a mustard seed (that's just about this . big) is enough. Enough to move a mountain. Enough to uproot a tree. What sits heavily and unmoving in our lives can be extracted by faith in the One who embodies all strength. Roots that burrow deep and tangling and tight fisted in our minds can be yanked out by the One who knows true depth.

If we have faith.

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