Posted by mark tindle
What if you wanted to fly? (That was the most frequently mentioned super-power last Sunday.) Didn’t Jesus say that if you have faith the size of a mustard seed then nothing will be impossible?
Yes, he did say that.
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. (Matthew 17:20)
But he was talking with his disciples. About things that he had called and empowered them to do. Things that were part of his agenda to bring restoration and redemption to this world. So in that context, with even a tiny amount of faith in Jesus and his new kingdom, then nothing is impossible.
The problem we often face is we’re not aligned with Jesus’ agenda. It’s not that we’re necessarily OPPOSED to it, we’re just not aware of it. Or very interested in it. Because we’ve got our own agenda. Our own concerns. Our own dreams. Our own problems. And flying would be nice.
But what if we could line up our concerns, our agenda, our dreams, and even our problems with Jesus? If we did that, we would start to see some pretty amazing things happening.
- Prayers answered.
- Prodigals returned.
- Marriages restored.
- Financial peace.
- Injustice abolished.
- Communities thriving.
- Dreams becoming reality.
Which sounds a lot like how the church actually got started.
I will pour out my Spirit on every kind of people: Your sons will prophesy, also your daughters; Your young men will see visions, your old men dream dreams. When the time comes, I’ll pour out my Spirit on those who serve me, men and women both, and they’ll prophesy. (Acts 2:17-18 The Message)
So how do we do this? How do we do the impossible? It begins with faith the size of a mustard seed. Not “I’m convinced of these propositional truths,” but “I’m giving my allegiance to a new king, King Jesus.” It begins with a decision, EVERY decision, to align my life with the purposes and plans of a new leader. It’s a learning curve for sure.
That’s what we’re attempting to address each and every Sunday at Seneca Creek. Hopefully you can join us, either on the premises or online.
And together, nothing will be impossible.
P.S. We did it! We brought in 300 bags of groceries for Gaithersburg HELP in the month of June! Thank you for making a difference in the lives and pantries of hundreds of families who struggle with food insecurity.