Small Faith


{{Today is Friday!!!  It is the day I link with Lisa Jo Baker for Five Minute Friday. Here is how it works…. One word prompt. Five minutes. No editing. Lots of women. Everyone writes on the same word. Equals a great time.}}

The word prompt today is …. Small.

It was such a small voice inside of me, “Ask her out for breakfast.”

And yet. it was the biggest task God could have asked me to do. So small yet so difficult.

So time passed. And passed.

But that did not stop Him as He compelled stronger with the passing of days.

Sitting across from her, drinking coffee and eating breakfast, I could not have imagined that it had been four years since I had last seen her. It seemed like yesterday.

Actually, it felt like yesterday. As if no time had passed at all.

But we both knew it had.

The conversation flowed like it always did. Easy. Comfortable. Deep.

We laughed. We cried. We cried a lot. There was a familiarity which brought the ease. The comfort. She knew me. I knew her. And funny how suddenly the small gets smaller. The things which had loomed so large just did not seem to matter anymore.

That is when it hit me – “Faith” – my one word for 2014.

If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, “Be uprooted and planted in the sea, and it will obey you.” (Luke 17:6, NIV).

Small faith obeys.

Small faith accomplishes.

Small faith is all I need.

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Today I am joining Lisa Jo with Five Minute Friday and also … Fellowship Fri. and Faith Filled Fri. and Essential Fri. and Heart-Filled Fri. and Fri. Flash Blog and Beauty Observed and Quitting Thurs. and Everyday Jesus .


18 thoughts on “Small Faith

  1. I found your blog through Five Minute Fridays. Thank you for this! I love the idea that when we are obedient in the small (and sometimes yet so large!) things, the big looming things kind of take care of themselves. Needed that reminder today. Thank you.

  2. I like that… small faith is all we need. I can still struggle with thinking I need to do more, be more, but He isn’t asking for more. Just believe. Much love to you. xoxoxo

    • Laura – I know reflecting on the word “small” made me wonder why we struggle so at times to offer what we consider small to Him? Learning this week, it all matters to Him. Thank you for sharing with me. Blessings!

  3. Beautiful post, Holly. A great reminder of what those small steps of faith can accomplish in God. My word for this year is FAITH too and I was really inspired by this post.
    Thanks for sharing at Essential Fridays.
    Mel from Essential Thing Devotions

    • Mel – so wonderful to know that your word is also “faith”. I look forward to reading what you learn about this journey of faith as well. Thanks for hosting the linkup.

    • Thank you, Lisha. I have been so convicted by, 1 Peter 4:8 (MSG) – “Most of all, love each other as if your life depended on it.” As if our life depended on it because at times, their life may depend on it. So many lessons to learn in life🙂 Grateful that you stopped here!

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