“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” – Hebrews 11:1
True faith lays hold of and claims the promised blessing before it is realized and felt. We must send up our petitions in faith within the second veil and let our faith take hold of the promised blessing and claim it as ours. We are then to believe that we receive the blessing, because our faith has hold of it, and according to the Word it is ours. “What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.”(Mark 11:24) Here is faith, naked faith, to believe that we receive the blessing, even before we realize it…When thick clouds of darkness seem to hover over the mind, then is the time to let living faith pierce the darkness and scatter the clouds. True faith rests on the promises contained in the Word of God, and those only who obey that Word can claim its glorious promises. – Early Writings EGW, p. 72
Jesus said, “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 to you.”(Matthew 17:20) The mustard seed is Jesus Christ’s object lesson for us. He used it as part of His parables and as a similitude to faith. God takes the smallest bit of faith we have and He is more than able to make it grow into something bigger than we could ever imagine when we act on it. We already have a measure of faith as it is written in Romans 12:3, “For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, , not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.”
What is the mountain in your life? Does it stand in the way of your progress? Speak to your mountain and hold on to God’s promises in the Bible. Even when our faith seems tiny, we can still speak in faith to the mountains in our lives and make them move for God can make all things possible. And we can ask God to increase our faith and give us courage and boldness to act on it.
Unbelief whispers, “Let us wait till the obstructions are removed, and we can see clearly;” but faith courageously urges an advance, hoping all things, believing all things. – Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 290