God tells us that if our faith is even the size of a mustard seed (1 to 2 millimeters!!) that we can move mountains.
A lot of times this is hard to imagine- the power of faith. The eminent influence "Faith" can have on the physical happenings of this world around us. God tells us it only has to be the size of a mustard seed, that's all.
So many times in my life I have doubted. From God's goodness, His plans, to answered prayers, or even myself. Doubt is such an ugly thing. It sneaks in and taints the soil where we need to plant those mustard seeds. Doubt is toxic to our wellbeing, dangerous to our fruitfulness, and poisonous to our faith.
I doubted I would ever have children. I doubted Alex would ever be able to be a dad. I doubted that God cared about the desires of my heart- but He himself put them there.
Today I was telling Alex, quite frantic, how we need to raise this money and I needed to make a plan. I began to stress over the financial support we must receive in order to go and all the things that have to come together in order for this adventure to work. I pushed God aside and let fear have its ugly way. A little doubt here, a little stress there- doubt fueled the chaos. However, God has me studying Faith this month. He has equipped my heart with His word and He reminded me about mustard seeds, about asking for wisdom, and trusting Him.
"What is faith? It is the confident assurance that what we hope for will happen. It is the evidence of things we cannot yet see." Hebrews 11:1
"For we live by faith and not by sight." 2 Corinthians 5:7
Today during my anxiety- I was reminded where my faith needs to be. Alex grabbed the mail and of course... we received our first donation today! God probably giggled I'm sure.
A very generous person donated $1,000 which in turn will help us to secure the house we are looking to rent for the next year. God showed me He is the source of my faith and I need to be purposeful and not wavering in Him.
Friends- wherever you need faith today, plant those mustard seeds and ask God to get rid of the weed known as doubt!
We are so thankful for any amount of support people are willing to give. Please consider partnering with us in prayer and financially as we move forward to bring love to orphans in Haiti.
Abide in Love. Abide in Him.
Kristen & Alex Bradshaw