From Simple Faith to Moving Mountains 

Heavenly Father, I praise You for all the lessons Jesus taught us while here on the earth. I praise You for the faithfulness of men to write down what You inspired to have written to tell us what we know in the Bible. I praise You for not giving us just fancy quotes but true examples and testimonies of how we should live, believe and even pray.

Holy Spirit once again I was reminded that my faith must start as a simple mustard seed if I am ever going to have faith to move mountains or defeat giants. I prayed for over a week for help finding a flash drive that had important information I needed and did not have backed up. You helped me find it. Our sink was clogged, and I could not figure out why we could not unclog it. Again, I put my faith in You and prayed. We discovered the problem and were able to fix it. I know this sounds small, but faith is a one-step at a time process. I have learned to trust in You over small things, so when life really tries to take me down I can trust in You. When I found Philip my son, dead, I had to completely put my trust in You. When a truck ran a stop sign and totaled my truck, with limited insurance, I had to trust in You. When my basement flooded, I had to trust in You. When I found out I had cancer, I put my trust in You. When I found out after 18 years that I had cancer again, I put my trust in You. When people I trusted to keep things private, let me down, I put my faith in You. When I was let go from coaching the same day we buried my mother-in-law I put my future into Your hands. Having three books published and all profits going to charity I put in Your hands. When I started posting prayers on a website I pay for monthly again I put my faith in You. When You sent a publicist that I fully rely on to help me navigate the production of my books and website, I put my trust in You so that I could put my trust in her.

I may not pray like Elijah and stop the rain for three years, but I know and believe in the same God. I may not have the faith that Peter and John demonstrated when they told the man to get up and walk, but I trust the same Holy Spirit to listen to my requests for healing for others. I may not have the same faith that Paul demonstrated to give life back to the boy who fell out of the window, but I have the same God as my Savior, King, and Comforter.

I understand that life here will never be easy and many times I will be frustrated and depressed, yet I will seek You because I have seen You help me in the small things. I know You can help me move the mountains that lie before me and defeat the giants who try to slay me daily. I know that the mustard seed of faith that started in me at sixteen, when I accepted You as my Savior, is growing to be a tree that will bear fruit at the appointed time.

Then the Lord put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and the Lord said to me: “Behold, I have put My words in your mouth.” Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is the Lord. Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for You are the one I praise. [Jeremiah 1:9; Jeremiah 17:7; Jeremiah 17:14] “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to my Father. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it. And I will pray to the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.” If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so, you will be My disciples. [John 14:12-14; John 14:16-17 NKJV; John 15:7&8] Let these words be the storyline of my life as I grow in faith, and never let me forget faith starts with the little things in life. Amen.