There was a time Jesus was teaching about love and forgiveness to His disciples, the instructions in the message was revolutionary to them and looks difficult to carry out that they they blurted out Lord, Increase our faith! Luke 17:5
Believers are still crying out to The Lord to increase their faith today.
Now, have you been in a situation where you are facing a challenge or a situation in your life where you need a change, a financial breakthrough, a divine intervention, healing etc and you have been crying to The Lord to increase your faith just like the Apostles did?
I want you to watch what Jesus said next
He replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.Luke 17:6 NIV
YOU ALREADY HAVE THE FAITH YOU NEED
When you made Jesus Christ the Lord of your life the faith of God took up residence in your heart. It is the gift of God. The Bible says in Ephesians 2:8, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.” Every believer has faith, you already have the faith you need for everything you want to receive from God or achieve on this earth God gave each of us a measure of His own faith.
For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. Romans 12:3
We did not do anything to earn or deserve it. It’s a gift that He gave us. We have it however we have responsibility to have faith in THE measure of faith given to us and develop it. In fact Every believer has the same measure of faith and the same measure of faith cause you to become born again and is powerful enough to overcome anything the devil and the world can throw at you
YOU HAVE THE FAITH OF JESUS
The faith you were given when you gave your life to Jesus was the same faith Jesus used, the faith of God. If you think we have been given a second rate faith, think again. It’s not. It is the faith of Jesus Himself
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20 KJV
You and I are responsible to develop and use it
PLANT YOUR FAITH
Notice what Jesus said above, if you have faith like a mustard seed. Mustard seeds are very small, very tiny and Jesus said that even if you have THE measure of faith which is the starting point you can move the obstacle, how by speaking to it. That is how we are expected to plant our faith, speak.
Consider what Jesus told His disciples in Mark 11:22-23
So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.
Using your faith means that you will have to believe God’s word about your mountain and speak to it. You speak to the mountain, to the challenge, you called those things that are not as though they were (Romans 4:17) just like God who gave you your faith. Don’t be like the disciples and cry to God to increase your faith, use the one you’ve got. It’s enough to do the job.