“The emissaries said to the Lord, “Increase our trust.” The Lord replied, “If you had trust as tiny as a mustard seed, you could say to this fig tree, ‘Be uprooted and replanted in the sea!’ and it would obey you. If one of you has a slave tending the sheep or plowing, when he comes back from the field, will you say to him, ‘Come along now, sit down and eat’? No, you’ll say, ‘Get my supper ready, dress for work, and serve me until I have finished eating and drinking; after that, you may eat and drink.’ Does he thank the slave because he did what he was told to do? No! It’s the same with you—when you have done everything you were told to do, you should be saying, ‘We’re just ordinary slaves, we have only done our duty.’” Luke 17:5-10 (JNT)
What does this verse mean?
If you don’t know God well enough to be able to say, “I know God is going to do this or I don’t know if God is going to do this.”
If you have that little faith and you are unsure, but you do what God tells you to do – it is going to work. That is all it means!
If God tells you to do something and you don’t do it – nothing else is going to work out! Period!
Complete trust is carrying out God’s direction!
How can you say you trust God, if He asks you to do something and you don’t do it!
Why was Jesus able to do the things He did on this earth? What gave Him the ability to do what he did? His belief had nothing to do with it! It was obedience! It was his unconditional accepting of whatever God wanted him to do!
He acknowledged that God wanted Him to do certain things. He knew God well enough to know if He did them God was going to take care of the rest!
There was always that condition! In order for God to work a miracle there has to be co-operation by someone! There has to be obedience!
You can’t get direction – you can’t walk in obedience – if you don’t know how to LISTEN!