Fertilizer for our Mustard Seeds
I have a new favorite faith fertilizing Psalm. It’s Psalm 114 where David remembers the parting of the Red Sea.
Vs. 3 – The Red Sea saw them coming and hurried out of their way! (referring to Exodus 14)
Can you see that happening? Do you really believe God did that amazing thing with a SEA?!?!
I believe He did it! I can see it happening. And I can see it happening when someone tells me how difficult their circumstances are. I can see God doing something that miraculous with their life.
But “I” forget.
“When I am discouraged, frustrated, and confused….. I forget.”
It’s as if fear creates a huge road block in my brain and my mind is spinning in circles wondering what I’m supposed to do.
Sometimes I can’t see past the present circumstances or fear of future circumstances. I create a painting in my mind. I keep it in a closet tho. I don’t want others to see me struggling with my hope – my faith in God. We call that the Pride Room. I leave it in that stuffy dark closet and go about my business. I ignore it and press forward. I hate that I do that. I want to be real and vulnerable with people. But my brain has a well grooved rut sending my feelings away.
“I know that secrets and ideas left in the dark are dangerous. The dark is where our enemy does so much of his work.”
I am asking God to help me retrain my brain to choose to acknowledge my feelings instead of hiding them. I would like for God to fill in that deep rut and give me dry land so I can more easily transport my feelings to Him in prayer. I believe He has the power to reroute the path my thoughts take so that my pride doesn’t hide my emotions. He can part the Red Sea and he can help me admit that I am discouraged. And hopefully, as I begin to admit those feelings sooner, I can choose hope and faith faster.
How about you?
Do you hide your emotions?
lock yourself in the room with them?
or admit them quickly?
Remember the conversation between Jesus and the father of the demon-possessed boy? (Mark 9:22-24)
Dad says: “The spirit often throws him into the fire or into water, trying to kill him. Have mercy on us and help us, if you can.”
Jesus says: “What do you mean, ‘If I can? Anything is possible if a person believes.”
Dad says: “I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!”
And remember those mustard seeds Jesus talked about in Matthew 17:20?
“I tell you the truth, 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.”
That is my prayer today.
Jesus, I do believe you have all the power to heal me, guide me, and overcome the enemy for me. But please help my unbelief. I present to you my mustard seed of faith to heal my mind and emotions in the places you know need your touch. I ask this for myself, for my husband, and for all of my family and friends. Let our minds be steadfast on you and your incredible power. Forgive us all for focusing more on what we can see in ourselves and in others. Help us live with a Red Sea parting mentality. Send Your light to dispel the dark places that so desperately need your Truth.
It is for your glory that I ask these things. Amen.
About Jennifer O. White
I'm a simple wife who has discovered God's amazing gift of prayer. Here at Prayerfully Speaking I share my journey of unwrapping this gift. God invites us to ask Him, but His enemy works diligently to keep that from happening. I hope to offer you encouragement to believe God is ready to pour more into your life than you've ever imaged.