Text: Luke 17:1-6
Memory verse:
””And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a day returns to you, saying, ‘I repent,’ you shall forgive him.”“
‭‭Luke‬ ‭17‬:‭4 ‭NKJV‬‬

Some believers blame their little faith for their failure to live in obedience. They wished that they had more faith or stronger faith. They say, “Pray for me that my faith will also increase to be able to do such”. While this may appear spiritual and humble, yet God has never placed premium on quantity or size of faith but the quality of faith.
The mustard seed was a proverbial representation of the smallest things. A mustard seed-size faith in the mighty God will accomplish the incredible.
Jesus illustrated the efficacy of the mustard seed-size faith in another experience in our text today. This is not the case of drawing the power of God to perform miracles but power to forgive offenses. He commanded them to forgive their offenders as often as they returned and repented ‭‭(Luke‬ ‭17‬:‭4‬).
What Jesus demanded in this place seemed to them a difficult and an impossible standard to live up to. They thought they would need more faith to accomplish it, so they said, ”… Lord, “Increase our faith.”“ ‭‭(Luke‬ ‭17‬:‭5‬).
The Greek verb translated increase means “to add to,” “supplement,” “develop,” or “grow.” It involves increasing the substance rather than adding a new substance. They knew that they had faith but doubted that it was strong enough.
Jesus’ answer here also showed that the size of their faith was not the issue. So the Lord said, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.“ ‭‭(Luke‬ ‭17‬:‭6‬).
It takes only a small amount of obedient trust in Him to put the power of heaven at their disposal. The key is that once we learn what Christ wants from us, we must take the first step of obedience, and He will give us the strength to do what He wants us to do.
Friends, don’t ask for a bigger faith to do what He has commanded you, whether to forgive your offenders, to restore a relationship, or to end a malice? As a believer, that little faith in you will do much if you put it to work. Take the first step to act upon His Word and His power will be released for you to do more.

Prayer points
1. Father, I thank You for forgiving me by Your grace. I also release all my offenders in Jesus’ name.
2. Father, by faith, I overcome every difficulty to obeying God’s commands in Jesus’ name.

Today’s declarations
1. I have faith to obey whatever God has commanded.
2. My mustard seed-size faith in the Big God will accomplish much.