Often times, we think of our faith needing to be big! Now, I’m all for having a big faith that causes us to dream big dreams and take big risks. I’m all for that! But many times in our lives our faith seems small and with that we believe it’s insignificant. But just because my faith is small doesn’t make it insignificant. Sometimes, it’s the smallest pieces of our faith that create the biggest waves in our lives.
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This past summer, my wife and I got to go on a tour of the Holy Land in Israel. As we walked where Jesus walked and saw what Jesus saw, the Bible came to life in ways I never imagined. My faith took a giant step forward on that trip and God allowed it to grow just a little bit more.
The past several weeks at Element Church, I’ve been sharing some photos of places that were cool, inspiring, challenging or even a little funny to me from Israel. Typically each week I don’t have a spiritual thought to go with the pictures I’m showing, but two Sundays ago, it just clicked.
On a hill outside of Nazareth, our tour guide gave us a little lesson on the mustard seed. You’ll remember that Jesus said the Kingdom of God is like a mustard seed. It’s the smallest of all seeds, but when planted it grows into the largest of all garden plants. He went on to say that if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can see to this mountain, “Move from here to there” and it will be done. Nothing will be impossible for you.
In this clip here, I show some pictures of our visit to Jericho, the old city of Jerusalem and the mustard plant on a hill outside Nazareth. It was encouraging to me, I hope it’s encouraging to you as well.