That’s what they really call keeping the faith! And we are being tested throughout our lives; so this is such a good reminder to keep this truth in mind!
This draws me to the parables of the mustard seed!
“The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that a person took and sowed in a field. It is the smallest of all the seeds, yet when full-grown it is the largest of plants. It becomes a large bush, and the ‘birds of the sky come and dwell in its branches’” (Matthew 13:31-32)
See the children of God come to heaven to dwell in it with the Creator!
“Because of your little faith. Amen, I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20
The tiniest of seeds wasn’t the key but the fact that though just a seed and so minute appears dead on the outside it is living inside; and once it takes root it grows to a magnificence bearing fruit; so like “genuine faith not by appearances” but by “what is truly in one’s heart,” it is this “faith,” that will grow to a great magnificence and thusly becoming truly a faith that is “living” producing “works,” because, Jesus had also stated that faith without works or that doesn’t yield any fruit is surely dead and that isn’t what faith is intended to be!
The big question for any of us is whether Genuine Faith is either present or it is not. If it is present at all, it is enough for miracles!
Faith without Good Deeds Is Dead
14 “What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone? 15 Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing, 16 and you say, “Good-bye and have a good day; stay warm and eat well”—but then you don’t give that person any food or clothing. What good does that do?
17 So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless.
18 Now someone may argue, “Some people have faith; others have good deeds.” But I say, “How can you show me your faith if you don’t have good deeds? I will show you my faith by my good deeds.”
19 You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror. 20 How foolish! Can’t you see that faith without good deeds is useless?
21 Don’t you remember that our ancestor Abraham was shown to be right with God by his actions when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? 22 You see, his faith and his actions worked together. His actions made his faith complete. 23 And so it happened just as the Scriptures say: “Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith.” He was even called the friend of God. 24 So you see, we are shown to be right with God by what we do, not by faith alone.
25 Rahab the prostitute is another example. She was shown to be right with God by her actions when she hid those messengers and sent them safely away by a different road. 26 Just as the body is dead without breath, so also faith is dead without good works.” James 2:14-26
Faith is supposed to be very transformative we can even say miraculous in itself, but, not that one’s faith can or should transform the world around them but that it should transform you the one who is manifesting that faith within, growing and strengthening from within, all from a small beginning a genuine faith has a great vitality and potential to stretch out and forward with great results; such a transformative process is amazing and miraculous; so that I believe, is what Jesus was telling us; how our potential is unlimited, by just a simple genuine faith in Him all things are made possible! Amen. 💫🙏💗 ✝️ 💗🙏💫
God bless you!
Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III
Winter arrived ahead of time;
though in reality,
it was still early autumn.
Her coat, hat and gloves
expressed her descent
into the ravine of rock-bottom.
On every corner she struggled upon,
the serrated winds
flagellated her skin;
pushing down tightly on her cap,
and further lowered her chin.
With nothing to lose,
she cried to the Holy Father
in her distress.
Her icy tears melted,
as The Lord enveloped her
in his affectionate caress.
In trusting her life to God,
her depression dissolved
in his blazing reflection;
so, upon the proper season of winter’s affair,
she remained strengthened
by his continuous protection!
Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. For most certainly I tell you, whoever may tell this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and doesn’t doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is happening; he shall…
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