How big is a mustard seed?

Recently, I have become a fan of “Glory Revealed”. Its a compilation of Christian artists that have come together. These artists have written songs for worship straight out of scripture. As I am looking for some of their music online, I came across 2 of their songs, “By His Wounds” and “Restore to Me”. Really incredible songs that have really touched me in the past few weeks.
In my continuing quest to find more of their music, I came across Candi Pearson Shelton singing “Glory of the Lord Revealed” based on Isaiah 40.

Well today, for the first time, I actually read Isaiah 40 and the Word of God came alive to me.

Isaiah 40:3-5
3 A voice of one calling:
“In the desert prepare
the way for the Lord;
make straight in the wilderness
a highway for our God.

4 Every valley shall be raised up,
every mountain and hill made low;
the rough ground shall become level,
the rugged places a plain.

5 And the glory of the Lord will be revealed,
and all mankind together will see it.
For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

When God comes, mountains and valleys will move and rough ground will be made smooth. Not an impossible task for the One who created the mountains, valleys, and the rough ground. What blew my mind is that while I am reading this scripture, God reminded me of scripture that said in John 14:12

12 I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.

Greater things than move mountains…

At first you think, yea right. Like I could actually move a mountain. Then reality hit me. If I believe I can’t do something, chances are I won’t be able to. I have defeated myself before I began.  If I doubt the real power of God to work through me and actually move a mountain, to raise up a valley and to make the rough road smooth, how could I believe that He created me, created everything around me. How could I believe that He can solve all of my issues, my problems, my desires in my life.

I realized just how small my faith is.

Matt. 17:20

20 He replied, “Because you have so little faith. 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.”

To put it in perspective, a mustard seed is approximately 1/16″ in diameter and about 1/2 the size of a poppy seed.

For the first time, I have realized that there is truely nothing that we can’t do with God behind us. We can overcome fear. We can overcome hard times.

We can say to mountains, MOVE!

Now….how big is your faith?

Dear God, thank you for little God moments in my life. Especially those that come unexpected. Help me to see that with You beside me and working through me, there isn’t anything that I can’t overcome. There isn’t anything I can’t deal with.

There isn’t anything that I can’t accomplish through You.

Help me grow my faith and allow You to do Your will through me, and not my will at all.

Keith