The Mustard Seed

Lately, I’ve been thinking about faith, which keeps reminding me of something that happened a while ago; so, let me tell you what happened:

I got sick. I think I puked once, but I was mainly just nauseous. The next day, things started to get better; I even attempted to play some basketball (guess I wasn’t that much better). Just when I thought the fever was going to leave, things started to go downhill, and I mean like a soapbox derby. By that time, it was time to go to bed. I left the couch and went to my bed. My mom stayed with me a little while. After she left, I felt like I needed to pray. So I closed my eyes and started to pray, but the pain in my stomach made this very difficult. Finally, I cried, (I didn’t say it aloud, because God can hear my thoughts) “God, at least give me time to pray!” At that instant, the pain in my stomach worsened, and I knew I was about to throw up. I grabbed the bucket Mom had left me (good thing she did) and vomited into it. After I threw up, I felt fine. In fact, I felt almost as if I had never been sick at all; I even felt hungry. After that, I prayed, and in the morning, there was no sign of the fever.

Let me go through what happened.

First, I felt I needed to pray.

That’s what’s how great things begin: with something to accomplish.

Second, the pain was too much for me.

That’s what comes next; you realize you can’t do it yourself.

Third, I told God to give me time to pray.

That’s weird, because I don’t usually command God to do something. But sometimes you’ve got to pray boldly.

Fourth, I had faith.

That’s where most people screw up; that’s when I usually screw up.

“I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to a mountain ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will. Nothing will be impossible for you. (Matthew 17:20 NIV 84)

The point I’m trying to get get across is that if you have faith, nothing is impossible. So don’t listen to others that say, “That’s crazy! You can’t do that!” when you dream for Christ, because, even though you can’t, God can. So jump, and if you have faith (even as little as a mustard seed) you’ll spread your wings and fly.

Braeden Frantz,


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