NIV Once-A-Day Walk With Jesus Devotional

Mustard-Seed Faith in a Mighty God

Computer chips. Viruses. Atoms. By anyone’s standard, they’re not very big. Yet little things can pack a big punch.

Take faith, for instance. According to Jesus in Matthew 17, a mustard-seed amount of faith is enough to move mountains.

Oswald Chambers probes the meaning of faith as the life attitude of the Christian.

Walk With Oswald Chambers
“Faith brings us into right relationship with God and gives God his opportunity. He frequently has to knock the bottom out of our experience to get us into contact with himself.

“God wants you to understand it is a life of faith — ​not a life of sentimental enjoyment of his blessings — ​that pleases him.

“Faith by its very nature must be tried. And the real trial of faith is not that we find it difficult to trust God, but that God’s character has to be clear in our minds so that we remain true to God whatever he may do.

“ ‘Though he slay me,’ announced Job, ‘yet will I hope in him’ (Job 13:15). This is the most sublime utterance of faith in the whole Bible.”

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Faith. You can’t see it, hear it or touch it. But neither can you live without it.

Faith requires a commitment. It is pointless to say, “I have faith in the bank,” unless you put your money there.

Likewise, it is meaningless to say, “I have faith in God,” unless you trust in him.

And rest in him.
And relax.

Mustard-seed faith in a mighty God — ​that’s how to see him move a mountain of need in your life.
And that’s how to bear up under trials until he does it!