Mustard Seed Faith in Business
Yesterday I told a friend of mine, who is going through a difficult time in his business, that it’s always darkest and coldest before the dawn. During my many years in the military, as both a mechanic and then as a flight engineer, I often worked the night shift or flew early morning training missions. It always amazed me how cold and dark it was right before the sun came up over the hills at the base we were stationed at in Oklahoma.
What was more amazing was how my perspective changed at that first glimmer of light and warmth. It could take an other wise dismal morning and change the complete feeling in just a few moments.
The last few months have been stressful for many in the motorsports community. Changes in programs and racing groups have not yielded the desired outcomes many had hoped. Not a single portion of the industry has been left untouched. From teams to racing media, it seems every area has been hit with one problem or another.
This morning, even though I’m looking out the window at a wet and rainy morning, I’m reminded of all the times when our God showed up and showed out. When the odds where completely against us or other succeeding, He showed us the way. Be encouraged this morning and remember, ‘Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.’ Heb 11:1 Yes, sometimes all you have is blind faith!
Mustard Seed Faith in Business
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“He replied, ‘Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, “Move from here to there” and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.'” – Matthew 17:20
Does God do miracles in business? Is He concerned about the mountains we face in our work life? Does He want us to bring the everyday problems we face in the workplace to His attention? The answer to every one of these questions is yes. God wants to be involved in every aspect of our lives.
Gunnar Olson, the Swedish founder of the International Christian Chamber of Commerce, tells a story about God performing a miracle in his own business a few years ago. He owns a plastics company in Sweden. They make huge plastic bags that are used to cover bales of hay in the farmlands across Europe. It was the harvest season and they were getting ready to ship thousands of pallets of these bags to their customers. More than 1,000 pallets were ready to ship when an alarming discovery was made. Every bag on the warehouse floor had sealed shut from top to bottom. Scientists declared the entire stock as worthless trash. Nothing could be done. The company would go out of business.
Gunnar, his wife, and children sought the Lord in prayer about this catastrophe. The Holy Spirit spoke through various family members. The wife said, “If God can turn water into wine, what are plastics?” The daughter said, “I don’t believe this is from the Lord. We should stand against it.” Gunnar sensed they were to trust God for a miracle in this situation. They began to pray. They took authority over this mountain of a problem based on Matthew 17, which gave them the authority to cast a mountain into the sea if faith only the size of a mustard seed could be exercised. The following Monday they went to the warehouse and laid hands on every pallet asking the Lord to restore the bags to their original condition. It took several hours. Later, the employees began to inspect the bags. As they inspected the bags, they discovered that every single bag had been restored to its original condition! An incredible miracle had taken place.
What obstacles have been placed in your life that need a miracle today? Could God be setting the stage in your life for you to trust Him at new levels you’ve never trusted before? God sets the stage to allow His power to be revealed for those willing to exercise the faith of a mustard seed. All things are possible with God.