In our Gospel reading this week the disciples ask Jesus to increase their faith. Jesus replies, ‘If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, “Be uprooted and planted in the sea”, and it would obey you.“ Luke 17:5-6
The disciples think they need more. Jesus answer is that they have enough! On its own nothing will happen to the mustard seed unless it is planted and watered under in the ground. Only then can it grow and develop and reach it’s full potential. So it is with the gift of faith. It is never enough just to have faith we have to be willing to use it. Jesus wants us to know that using our faith is the key, otherwise it will never develop in our lives to its full potential.
We use our faith every time we entrust our selves to Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit. Whenever we seek him out in prayer or through reading God’s word we are putting our faith into action.
So if more faith is what your heart desires, the answer is easy. Use the faith you have, and when you do, God who is faithful, will not let you down.
Till next time. Andrew
Rev. Andrew Smith
Vicar of Light in the Hills