Thankful Thursday - Possibilities
When I think of possibilities, I remember my mulberry tree. For years, I had a hard time blocking the strong sun on my back deck, right off my kitchen. The strong winds would come and blow off every umbrella I would mount on that deck. In my frustration, I stood on the side of my deck one day and prayed to the Lord for help. I truly believed with all my heart that He would give me wisdom but I never would have guessed how the problem would be solved. The following year, a mulberry branch began to grow between the planks at the end of the deck on the side right where I prayed. Each year, it grew so strong and thick that two years ago, my husband had to cut a ten-inch hole in the deck so as not to impair its growth! In the spring and summer, the shade from the tree covers one half of the deck providing the needed relief from the sun so we can enjoy barbecues.
Yesterday, I studied the passage in Luke 17:6 and read that 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 will obey you!
Another mustard seed text is Matthew 17:20: If you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, “Move from here to there” and it will move and nothing will be impossible for you.
On this journey of faith, I’m thankful that even when my faith seems small to me, God can still do the impossible. My mulberry tree is living proof.
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