What is a Faith Muscle
Welcome to FLEX’N YOUR FAITH your New Inspiration Source. FLEX’N YOUR FAITH is dedicated to the building up of your Faith. Faith is a muscle but not just any muscle. It is not like your physical muscles in your body where anyone can see how well developed they are. Your Faith Muscle will not make your physical appearance noticeably different at first glance. Only through your words, actions, deeds and life lived will someone see how developed your Faith Muscle really is.
You may ask how I determined faith is a muscle. Simple Jesus said so. I know you are asking where Jesus said that faith is a muscle. The answer is Matthew 17:20 NIV He replied, “Because you have so little faith. 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.”
He says if you have faith as small as a mustard seed and a mustard seed is a tiny thing. That means that your faith can be small or large but the size of it is up to you. Let me continue to make my case in Matthew 8:23-27. Jesus and his disciples entered onto a boat to sail across the sea to their next destination. While they were selling Jesus decided to sleep but as He slept a furious storm arose out the sea and the disciples were deathly afraid. They were so afraid that they woke up Jesus complaining Lord save us we are going to drown.
Now Jesus reply to their reactions is what you have to really look at. He said Matthew 8:26 NIV He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. The disciples who have seen Jesus perform miracles were amazed that when He spoke to the storm that it obeyed Him. They asked what kind of man is this that even the storm obeys Him.
You see the disciples were more amazed at what Jesus did but I am more amazed by what He said. He said “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” The emphasis is on little faith. Why would Jesus say little faith? That just means your faith can be large or small just as a muscle. How do you get a small muscle to become a large muscle it has to be worked out? Your Faith Muscle is no different. In order to believe you can do something great you must first believe you can do something small.
Gerald B. Colson
“If Faith The Size Of A Mustard Seed Can Move A Mountain
What Can Yours Do?”™