How would you say you measure Faith? We always think of the scripture, "if ye had faith of a mustard seed" what does that mean? Does a mustard seed have faith? I believe that Jesus is saying all it takes is for you to believe. If you will just open your heart a little bit, just big enough to let a mustard seed in, just that little bit of belief, will cause you to have whatsoever you shall ask.
A mustard seed is about as big as a pin head, but when planted, out grows all other seeds, it just continuously gets bigger and bigger. Your heart is the soil, the word talks about, so if you let that mustard seed into your soil (your heart) then your faith will grow bigger and bigger in all things that you believe.
You see, this can go both ways for the good and the bad. If someone speaks one little word toward you that is not good, and you let that into your heart, then it can grow bigger and bigger also until it consumes you. When we focus on our problems, we give life to them, in other words we plant them into our hearts (our soil) and we let them grow bigger and bigger, because the more we focus on them by talking about them, it is like pouring fertilizer on the seed we planted. Why do we find it so easy to water our problems, but not our promises? In other words, why do we always focus on our problems, instead of looking up the word of God and see what He has to say about it, then water God's promise over that problem, so that the promise can grow bigger and choke out the root of the problem. AMEN!
Matthew 13 vs 31-32....Another parable He put forth to them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field, which indeed is the least of all the seeds, but when it is grown it is greater than the herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and rest in its branches."......
I believe Jesus is saying, if you will just open a space the size of a mustard seed in your heart for Me, I will come in and if you will feed the Spirit with the word of My Father, My Spirit will grow and bring you rest, and I will give you My Father's promises and they shall outgrow your problems. And when you ask anything in My name it shall be given unto you.
The apostles asked the Lord to increase their faith, the size of faith is not the answer, the answer is to have faith to start with.
Luke 17 v 6....so the Lord said, "If you have the 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.".....
In other words, if you could just believe a little bit, you could speak the word to your problem, get out of me and it will have to go. When you speak the word of God with authority, the authority the LORD HIMSELF gave you to speak with, then with that confidence, comes faith and the enemy will run the other way. That mustard seed will explode in your heart when you feed it with the right fertilizer, Trust/Confidence/Faith and then mix with Authority when applying. HALLELUJAH!!!!
Mark 11 vs23...For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain; be removed and be cast into the sea; and does not doubt in his heart, but believe that those things which he says will be done, he shall have whatever he says.......
Wow, there you have it, every way Jesus can say it. Trust in Him, and let that mustard seed of faith get into your heart, and then feed it everyday with the word of God, and you shall have what you ask.