Did you know that “faith” is your servant? Well, if you’ve missed it in the past, I’m here to bring it to light.
I’m sure you’re like me and have read this passage a number of times but after listening to a message from Dr. Sharon Nesbitt; this scripture now has a whole new meaning. I’ve highlighted the message in red…so it will stand out for you. Read just the red highlighted scripture.
Luke 17:5-7 says, “5 And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith. 6 And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.” (KJV)
Do you know what obeys a direct command? A servant. A servant understands the importance of obeying a direct command. Did you get that? Jesus tells the apostles that if they had “faith” (their servant) it should obey them. Wow! How many of you have missed that message? I know I have and its pretty powerful. I’ll never think of faith the same way again. The rest of the passage doesn’t even matter; if you understand what Jesus was saying. He was just telling them how much faith they had to have and in this case very little…the size of the mustard seed. Do you understand your power? You have a servant named faith and it’s faith’s job to obey you. I love it!
Faith is here to serve you; just like a lieutenant serves the general in the army. I understand what it means to serve because I come from family of men who have served their country. My father, step-father, father-in-law, brother-in-law, several uncles and cousins and even my husband all served in the military.
My father served under the general in the last couple of years before he retired. I knew as a child growing up; you never questioned a command and you absolutely never go against a direct order. You could be reprimanded or every court martial; if the case was sever enough.
That’s what Jesus is telling the apostles here about faith. Faith is your lieutenant. Do I need to repeat that? Faith is here to serve you, follow your command and never question your direct order.
Are you thinking about faith differently today? I know I am. I have several assignments that need to be completed.
May Your Steps Fulfill Their Purpose