“I had what you could call a ‘quiet faith.’ I didn’t attend church regularly or memorize a lot of Scripture. Each morning, I’d simply grab my daily devotional and read it on the porch with a hot cup of coffee. That was my special time with God and I felt like it helped me draw closer to Him in my own special way. Yet deep down, I wondered if I should be doing more. I asked God if I should give more time or send more prayers. Was this enough for Him?
“One afternoon, my car began leaking coolant and it had to be left in the shop for a costly repair. Finances were really tight and I knew I’d have no way to pay a large bill and make my rent on time. I prayed on it, but in the back of my mind, I still wondered if I was worshiping correctly. If I wasn’t, did I actually have a right to ask God for anything? My stomach rolled with fear…and I suddenly felt alone and invisible.
“With my heart heavy and burdened, I tried to distract myself with weekly to-do’s and rode with a friend to the grocery store. After I got home and unloaded my bags, I saw a little bottle of mustard seeds. I didn’t buy them, so I called my friend…but they weren’t hers either.
“Puzzled, I stared at the seeds, when like a bolt of lightening, I remembered Jesus had said, If you have faith as small as a mustard seed…nothing would be impossible.
“Feeling much lighter, I spent some quiet time with God thanking Him for placing that verse on my heart. Moments later, the phone rang and I got news the repairs on my car were only minor. After hanging up, I looked at that little bottle of seeds and felt my spirit fill with gratitude. I knew, even if I’d had to pay the costly repair, I would have been okay…because nothing is impossible with God.” —Tricia Daniels, 37, Richmond