Daily Lenten devotional 3.7.16

grassDay 27, Week 4:  Humility (Grass Seed)

Today’s scripture passage:

I tell you the truth, 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.  Nothing will be impossible for you. Matthew 17:20  NIV

I love gardening.  Last year I started my seeds indoors for the first time.  I grew alpine strawberries in little peat pellets, and the seeds were so tiny I had to use a wet toothpick instead of my fingers to place them in the soil.  The seeds sprouted and eventually grew into plants that bore enough sweet fruit for my family to snack on throughout the summer.  I marvel at God’s power to produce so much from so little.  Jesus likened faith to a tiny mustard seed with the power to grow into a small tree.  The power comes from God, not from faith itself.  If we truly believe that God will move the mountains in our lives, we can have confidence even with humble-sized faith.

Today’s reflection:  

How can God use your mustard- seed-sized faith to move a certain mountain in your life?

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