Luke 17: "Then the apostles said
to the Lord, "Give us more faith." 6The Lord said, "If you
have faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree,
'Pull yourself up by the roots, and plant yourself in the sea!' and it would
Size does not matter with faith. Size matters in our world, but not in God's. The faith the size of a mustard seed is no less faith than when the seed grows into a full grown plant. It is different with each person.
For the little girl, she could be expressing the exact same size faith as the man up on the high wire! Why? Because to her being off the ground and walking along a pole could be just as scary to her as the man's tightrope walking is to him.
It is not size that matters, it is that it's being used...being exercised!
If I said I trusted you and never did anything to show it...would it be hard to believe I trusted you? Well, of course! Faith is a verb...an action word. Faith in something has to have some sort of action to prove it.
Like I said, if I said I trusted you but never gave you any indication that I did...like asking you to do something that is really important to me - as in watching my house when I'm gone, or watching my child, or taking care of my animals, or giving you any of my personal information or asking important favors of you or asking your advice or taking your advice...would you believe I really had faith in you? How could you?
That is why the bible says that faith with out works is dead. It is just NOT faith without some sort of action (works) to prove it...some sort.
Rom. 1:17 "This Good News tells us how God makes us right in his
sight. This is accomplished from start to finish by faith. As the Scriptures
say, "The just will live by faith."
So, faith is believing in the things God says. Faith in God is telling Him you trust Him. Yes?! For instance, when we obey the New Commandment and love others in whatever measure we can (*love has no size either)...we are showing God we believe in His ways over our own.
*Love has no shape or size, so it cannot be measured. Like faith, it is ok in whatever way you begin expressing it. Then as you begin expressing it....it begins to grow from there, right under your nose!