Forward by Faith | Matthew 17:20 | Devotional
Matthew 17:20 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."
In his amazing life of faith, George Mueller watched God supply the needs of his orphan ministry time and time again. He simply prayed and believed that God would provide all that was needed. And God did. Mueller said that his faith was the same kind of faith that all Christians have. His faith, however, had “been a little more developed by exercise.” Here is Mueller’s instruction on how a Christian can develop his or her faith.
Now, my beloved brothers and sisters, begin in a little way. At first I was able to trust the Lord for ten dollars, then for a hundred dollars, then for a thousand dollars, then for one hundred thousand dollars, and now, with the greatest of ease, I could trust Him for millions of dollars if there were occasion for it. But first, I should quietly, carefully, deliberately examine and see whether what I was trusting for, was something in accordance with His promises in His written Word. If I found it was, the amount of difficulties would be no hindrance to my trust.
…God has never failed me! Trust Him for yourselves and find how true to His Word He is.
Father, please help us to trust you enough to take you at your Word. Please develop our faith. In Jesus’ name. Amen.