Encourage your faith with this preview of Daily Guideposts 2018.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. —Hebrews 11:11(NKJV)
I keep a favorite necklace hanging from the mirror of the vanity in my bedroom. The long chain holds a glass dome pendant containing a single mustard seed. On the back is Matthew 17:20 (ESV): “If you have faith like a grain of mustard seed…nothing will be impossible for you.”
I wear the necklace when I’m worried about the outcome of things. Last night, in the midst of a dream, I heard the necklace fall. I didn’t think much of it, but this morning when I went to pick it up, I saw it was broken. That glass dome had snapped off the backing, and the mustard seed was gone. I searched the surface of the vanity behind my jewelry box and then got down on my hands and knees, thinking it’d be easy to find and fix.
I ran my hands on the floorboards and got back up to search the top of the vanity. No luck—it was gone.
I tried to shrug it off, but for some reason I couldn’t get the broken necklace out of my mind. I could replace the mustard seed, but somehow that didn’t seem right. I searched the vanity one more time. Just as I was getting up, I thought, Faith is believing in what is unseen. Fasten the glass dome back in place to help you have faith, even with the seed gone.
Heavenly Father, because of You, broken things aren’t truly broken at all. Even when the mustard seed is missing, it’s all the more reason to have faith.
Daily Guideposts 2018 offers a Scripture verse to bless each day of the year, accompanied by an inspiring story that shares the ways God speaks to us through ordinary events in life, and an original prayer to acknowledge God's greatness and ask for His blessing. For a deeper biblical connection, you will find further reflection in the 'Digging Deeper' feature.
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