Wednesday, 17 April 2013
I think this is what Jesus was getting at when he rebuked the disciples about their inability to exercise sufficient faith to heal the boy with a demon in Matthew 17:14ff. When they asked him why they couldn't drive out the demon Jesus replied: "Because you have so little faith." True he said that all that was needed was a mustard-seed sized faith, but in the Kingdom that is enough for God to work within and overcome a demon possessing a young boy. Not only would it be enough to do that but it could also - potentially - move mountains. (verse 20).
So how big is our faith? It only needs to be as small and vulnerable as a mustard seed and it can accomplish much. In fact - within God's will - "nothing will be impossible for you."
In her book "The Word on the Wind" Alison Morgan makes reference to a young woman Sharon who was a respondent to a survey about ...