Matthew 17:19-20 Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said “why could we not cast it out?” So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.
How many times have you gone to God in your private time and asked, “why could we not cast it out?” just as the disciples did? This could be anything, why couldn’t you pray depression off, why was there no power behind your statements, why didn’t your declarations come true, etc? There could be a number of reasons for this but let’s stick
with what this scripture is talking about…lack of faith. I’ve gone to God with these questions, and more, countless times not realizing that my unbelief/doubt has been holding me back from many victories and blessings. God’s answer is simple; it’s "because of your unbelief". Satan’s not busy, you just don’t believe.
I was telling a friend this weekend that when it comes to a fear of negative things happening in our lives we have all the faith in the world. But let it come to speaking things into existence, breaking strongholds, or believing God to do great things and we are gigantic mountains of doubt. According to the scripture we only need mustard seed sized faith in order to move a mountain.
Seriously, a seed of faith this big:
Can move a mountain! Say whaaaat?! Yup, that’s what the word says! As we grow in God so should our faith.
If you find yourself in situations where mustard seed sized faith ain’t getting it anymore that’s a good thing—Increase your trust in God! He will not fail you! So no more asking why you can’t cast “it” out. You already know the answer…your faith needs to grow!
Prayer: Lord, forgive me for the doubt that I have allowed to consume me. Forgive me for blaming you and being angry with you when it was my lack of faith that nullified my breakthroughs and my blessings. Today I pray for an increase in my faith in you so that I may trust in your word and ability to carry out every promise in my life. From this day forward I will move in authority and assurance that the seeds of faith that lie within can cast out demonic forces and move any mountain that sits in front of me, my family, my friends, my co workers, and any other person I am connected to! I pray for an increase of faith even now and thank you for it in advance, in Jesus name, amen.
Melanie N. Lee
I just REALLY love Jesus!!!
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