“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
The author of the pamphlet I am using as a guide makes an important statement about Christianity, evidence of it, our questions, our doubts and our faith. She stated, “If we waited until we had all the answers about Christianity, we would never actually be Christians.” Following and believing in Jesus does not mean you have all the answers. What is required is faith! Just as the verse tells us faith the size of a mustard seed is extremely powerful! We could spend years trying to validate ourselves and the Bible but to what end(?). Salvation is here now, free to everyone who puts their faith and trust in Jesus Christ. Just as Jesus called His disciples, “Come follow me!” ~Matthew 4:19
I read an interesting article while researching today’s verse and commentary. It is called, “What’s the Difference Between Doubt and Unbelief?” by Colin Smith. I will post the link below under references for you to view if you are interested. The article provides an outline of four separate views/perspectives about “doubt” and “unbelief.” They are:
1. You can’t have faith without questions.
2. You can only doubt what you already believe.
3. Doubt and unbelief are different.
4. You can help someone by discerning the difference.
God created us all unique and individual. Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
God gave each of us a specific purpose.Ephesians 2:10 “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
God loves us so much, He sacrificed His one and only son so we could be redeemed of our sins once and for all. Romans 6:10 “The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God.”
Take the leap of faith! God is there waiting for you with arms opened wide.
Breath Prayer: Jesus, I believe, help my unbelief.
~Blessings and Peace~
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