Scripture: Luke 17:5-6
“Then the apostles said to the Lord, Increase our faith (the trust and confidence that springs from our belief in God.) And the Lord answered, if you had faith ( trust and confidence in God) even so small like the grain of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea and it would obey you.“
The apostles were talking with Jesus and asked Him to increase their faith. They were walking with the written word, that became flesh and dwelt among them… how much more faith could they have? But really, faith is not contingent on our ability to believe with “our faith” but just as Jesus answered them “trust and confidence in God” is how their faith will cause the mulberry tree to be thrown into the sea. Even if they just had faith the size of a mustard seed to believe in the God in them to move the mulberry seed it is enough. They did not need the faith of a mulberry tree to move a mustard seed, but the very opposite!
When we have have trust and confidence in the God in us we rely on the faith of God in us to cause us to walk in victory in our faith walk. Faith comes by hearing and hearing of the Word… so how do we grow in our faith? Reading the word, speaking the word and ACTING on the word….faith without works is dead. Also, Jesus was reminding them to SPEAK out what needed to happen, and to use their authority. God has given us authority because of the name of Jesus, so when we speak the Word of God over our lives for our future, family members, relationships, finances, health….what ever it is… we are declaring the kingdom of heaven be released over that situation and just as Jesus taught us to pray ” Your kingdom come and your will be done…” Gods will is that all men would be saved, that people would walk in complete healing, restoration, freedom, deliverance, peace, joy and the zoe kind of Life…that is the will of God and that is what we are decreeing by speaking the will of God over our life. We create the world we live in by the words we speak!
Father in the name of Jesus, I thank you that the I have spirit of the living God in me, which means that I have the God kind of faith in me to speak and declare your word with all boldness over my life. Just as in the beginning you spoke “let their be light” and there was, I speak light over my life in every area of my life, in the name of Jesus. You are a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. I have the faith of God in me, and therefore I operate in the faith of God that causes circumstances to bow their name to the name of Jesus, because the name of Jesus is above every other name. My trust, confidence and reliance is solely in you and in your faithfulness to my life. You truth and love prevail in my life… I say your kingdom come and your will be done in my life… be it unto me according to your word. Whatever is written down in heaven for my life, I thank you that I have the faith of God in me to walk out your will for me! In the name of Jesus, AMEN….so be it!