Seize the Moment – Day 20

A Mustard Seed of Faith!

Matthew 17


Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church. Today is Monday, April 6


I tried out for the Olympic Team twice—in 1996 & 2000. Sadly, I never got to the Olympics, but I came close once and I had some amazing experiences along the way. I learned how a little confidence in competition can go a long way. It’s amazing how the body follows the mind, especially in stressful times. Confidence leads to a positive cycle of trust and freedom! 


More so, this is true with faith and life! A little faith can change your life in unimaginable ways!


In Matthew chapter 17, verses 20-21, Jesus calls His followers to exercise even the smallest amount of faith. Jesus stated, “I tell you the truth, if you have the faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”


Seize the moment by exercising your faith in small ways and watch God do unexpected things in and through you. Watch God do the impossible!


Earlier, in Matthew chapter 13, verse 32, Jesus said the life of faith with Him was like a mustard seed: “Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and perch in its branches.”


Seize the moment and watch your life become a place where others come and find rest in these exhausting and stressful days. May we each learn to trust Jesus more and in doing so, experience the freedom to love people in practical ways.


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