After applying all these principles to my personal financial situation.
I found that my favourite principle was the mustard seed. Please let me explain.
“What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it?
It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth.
Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds can perch in its shade.”
Sometimes when things come to a stop and my faith needs stirring up.
I ask God for an idea.
A mustard seed idea.
By this I mean an action I can do that will release my faith in a fresh way. The verse I use is, “Yet when planted, it grows.” I do an action that is a single action.
For example, when I had my house up for sale without any results.
I got some cooking oil and sprinkled it around the outside of the house and prayed that God would give me favour with any buyers who walked onto my property.
Not long after I did that single action…the house sold for a good price.
The main difference between a “mustard seed action” and a “scattering seed action” is one is a single action that you do not do again and the other is a series of actions that are repetitive.
With the mustard seed action, you are planting one seed once. And the scripture says that, “Yet when planted, it grows.” You do it once and then you don’t doubt that you did it.
It was a single action, something I will never repeat. That is what makes it special!
I would like to encourage you to try something new if the normal ideas are not working.
If you have faith as a seed; it is growing even if you cannot see it growing!
Something is happening under the surface.
Maybe something has happened and you are not aware that there has been a change. God may have done something while you were sleeping or reading this book.
Your healing or financial or relational miracle could be happening out of sight.
When your faith is ignited, resurrection life gets released.
Is your faith switched on?
Why not turn it on now.
Turn your faith into a seed by making an action.
Decide to do something differently today so when you wake up tomorrow there will be no doubt that your life has changed.
Because you will remember what your faith action was and no one can deny that you did it.
All that action will do is release your faith by doing something differently.
You should ask God for an idea from heaven, if the normal ideas are not working. In scripture the Lord likens the kingdom of God to the planting of a grain of mustard seed, which grew and became a tree.
On another occasion he describes the growth in a slightly different way and says,
“first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.”
The nature of the kingdom is to grow from being small to being fully developed.
Remember all you do is plant it. Once planted it grows by itself!
“Yet when planted, it grows.”
My favourite way to ignite my faith is to give a financial gift to the poor.
In Australia we have a Christian charity called Compassion.
They help the poor in many nations. They have different gift areas.
The gift area that I like to choose is called.
They help poor people start their own business.
Here is their website.
When I give a gift to this charity.
I am like David who threw one stone and killed the giant called Goliath.
What giant do you need to slay?
When I give my money to help the poor I mix the action with faith for a specific result.
This is a giant killing idea. Give a gift to the poor and ask God for a financial miracle.