Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Mustard Seed Love



This morning in my Bible I read Matthew 17. The whole chapter is amazing, but I read over a very familiar story and it encouraged me in a new way. Verse 20 says this:

" He replied, "Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, 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"

   Every time I have read that scripture or heard it in a sermon it was used as an encourager to have more faith and you can do more for God. I mean, that was the basic gist of it. But today as I read it I was encouraged as a Mother. I know it may seem a bit cheesy, but it's true! Daniel and I found out yesterday that we are having another little girl, and my biggest concern with having 2 children is giving them each enough love and attention. I am not worried about how to manage two kids, or go to the grocery store, or run errands, or even about finances! I just want to make sure they both feel loved enough. And as I was reading that verse I felt so encouraged and relieved, like, "Hey, I can do this!"
   I know the key to it working is having enough faith, and even though it is a struggle sometimes to not doubt God or try and fix a problem on my own, at least I know that it is possible. If I just have mustard seed faith that God will help me, I know I can do it.  I want to have Mustard seed love for my babies. If my faith is the size of a mustard seed and I can move a mountain, imagine how much mustard seed love could do.


Grace & Peace

4 comments:

Bryce & Cortney Alvord said...

Sam! You are amazing! Thank you for sharing this today. I too, love that scripture!! I love how you likened it to your situation now and how fitting it is. Congrats on the baby girl!!

Joanna Blue said...

The Mustard Seed was one of my favorite meetings... The whole meeting was based around that concept.. You are amazing & I have zero doubt that both of your little girls will feel nothing but love and attention from their parents. You & Daniel are an inspiration and a fine example of love & faith, Sam. God Bless you both.

cathy said...

Hey Sam, This is so cool! I love it! The good thing about mustard seeds is that they grow into the biggest plant of all. I have seen how you love my little granddaughter and I'm excited to watch how your love will grow and multiply as the new baby arrives! I agree with Cortney, Your Amazing! I love you!! Thanks for loving your family soooooo much!!

Mitch and Serretta Barlow said...

I LOVE that verse! My dad gave all of his daughters necklaces one year that had a mustard seed inside of them to remind us. You will be an incredible mother to this 2nd tiny dancer because you have been such a great mother to your first! I love your faith and how much you rely on God. It's inspiring!

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