Faith By Sabrina Santiago

A mustard seed. Typically grown in North Africa, the Middle East, Europe, then globally cultivated the world over time.
You’ve seen one before, right?
Have you ever held a mustard seed in the palm of your hand? Tiny isn’t it?
The Bible lets us know that if we have faith of a mustard seed, nothing shall be impossible for us.
-Matthew 17:20
“And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.”
Now, before I move forward on this, I want to clarify. The Bible says that if we have faith of at least the size of a mustard seed, we can do and see so much with that. Yes we can, but that does not mean we limit the size of our faith to fit the size of a tiny seed. Do not rely/live on small faith. The Bible was letting us know that when we’re going through the waters, and we’re walking through the valleys, although it may be hard and discouraging, and our unbelief will feel like it’s in command at times, the faith that we hang on to will still be more powerful than our fears and our doubts.
Little faith is powerful but how much more with bigger faith?
The definition of faith is the complete trust or confidence in someone or something and is the evidence of things not seen.
-Hebrews 11:1
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
Whatever you believe in, you give power to. Whether it’s belief in God or in the negativity of the enemy, you feed power to whatever you want to believe in your spirit.
It’s the truth. Many people yearn to know why the negative will happen more than the positive. We’ll first off, what are you believing more in? The negativity?
The doubtful lies that the enemy tends to distract our minds with? Or the positive hope, and goodness
of Jesus?
I know what it’s like. I know what it’s like to
feel discouraged when something wasn’t answered. I know what it’s like to have hope in something that didn’t happen.
I know what it’s like to have thought I had faith when I didn’t. I know what it’s all like. But, I also know what it’s like to exercise faith.
Matthew 21:22
“And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.”
This scripture is one of my top favorites.
So transparent and so powerful.
Whatever we ask for in prayer, believing, we shall receive it. We SHALL receive it.
It did not say we might receive it, it did not say we could receive it, it says we SHALL receive it. We WILL receive it!
Whatever it is that you are holding onto,
a life long dream, a desire, a need, whatever it is, no matter the circumstance, He knows, and He is
faithful to those who are faithful to him.
We walk by faith not by sight
(See 2 Corinthians 5:7), we ask in faith with nothing wavering
(See James 1:6).
Looking back, a lot of times what I thought should have been answered
by God wasn’t, and although I didn’t have a clue as to why back then, I do now and it makes sense.
Our motives, our hearts, our submission, our flesh all have to be in agreement with His will. Yes the Bible says whatever we ask for praying and believing we shall receive it, but we can’t go against the important part, which is His will.
In everything we ask and pray for,
should always be His will.
All the things that were never answered
my way, or in my expected timing, turned out to be answered differently, but perfectly. Sometimes His will doesn’t make sense to us right now, but it will, and it always does in the future. Exercising our faith is so important for us as Christians, why? Because it takes strong faith to believe in a God that we cannot physically see, but we know is REAL.
“Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed (John 20:29).”
Our journey and spiritual walk in faith is what our whole foundation builds on.
Do not ever let your faith wither, nor let anyone try and suppress it.
It’s too precious, it is too powerful.
James 2:17
“Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.”

We must exercise our faith!
Faith without works is dead which means,
faith with no belief or physical actions put toward it, is dead on its own. Don’t let it be dead.
There are so many verses on faith in the Bible, including every single Bible story written. I encourage you all to read, to study, and to pray. I hope that whatever it is you are all desiring/needing from the Lord is answered in Jesus name!❤
Do not be discouraged if you haven’t gotten your answer just yet, but continue to believe, receive, and accept His will in your life. It might not happen in your way/expected timing, but His way is always perfect and it will make sense in the future, I promise!
Exercise your faith!

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