Daily Feast – April 16

The Wonder Working Faith

So the Lord said, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.- Luke 17:6

Carefully examine the implications of the above scriptural verse; it means if you refuse to do anything about the sycamore tree, it will always be there. Faith uproots the source of the problems, not the effect. The message of this verse is that unless you send your faith on errand to do things for you, the benefit of redemption may not be obvious in your life.

As a believer, you are to survive by the words of God and enjoy the riches of God’s glory. No matter the external attack coming against you, there is a God in you; the Holy Ghost in you to help you survive any environmental circumstance that seem overwhelming.

The psalmist here saw challenges as opportunities, not as problems. The disciples saw what they were going through as if God was not fair but God is always fair. God is good, He is great and He also cares. Don’t use your circumstance, situation or environment to mentally picture who you think God must be for your circumstance or challenges are supposed to drive you to God; they are meant to make you love Him.

The problems the psalmist encountered drove him to God. While some allow their problems to make them bitter towards God; the psalmist said his own problems made him better. It is my prayer that in the face of life issue, may you be better not bitter. God’s expectation for you is to be fruitful and may you be fruitful, may your life be productive. There is a seed of greatness in every genuine born again child of God. This seed of greatness is in you, not outside of you and you are made to succeed and conquer. May the seed of greatness in you bear fruits.

Prayer: Father, help me to understand that challenges in my life are opportunities, and not problems, and help me to respond appropriately in Jesus name.

Further Reading: John 16:33, Mark 11:24, 2 Corinthians 4:17-18, Romans 8:28
One-year Bible Reading Plan: Joshua 13:1-14:15; Luke 18:1-17; Psalm 85:1-13; Proverbs 13:7-8

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