In sacrament meeting today one of the fabulous speakers (who I’m blessed to call one of my best buddies) spoke on faith. Her family had recently been to the redwood forest in California that is well known for it’s gigantic trees. She mentioned just how tiny the seeds of those grand trees are.
Those tiny seeds turn into something just massively huge.
As it says in the scriptures a few different times if we have faith the size of a seed we can do great things. It got me thinking, do we sometimes look at those scriptures and think, “Well, my faith is small, but look, the scriptures say I can do big things with it!” Faith is an action word. We cannot just keep that seed of faith in our pocket and think we have enough to move mountains.
In Alma 32:32 it says “Therefore, if a seed groweth it is good, but if it groweth not, behold it is not good, therefore it is cast away.”
As Alma points out, intent is important! If our seeds of faith aren’t actually planted and isn’t growing it doesn’t matter how large the seed is, it is not good. It is only by planting and constantly nourishing and caring for the seed that it begins to grow toward it’s potential. Only when we are actively engaged in growing our faith does our faith have the power we need. The size of our seed or plant is secondary to our actions and intent in using what we have.
Please go read the rest of Alma 32 for his amazing seed analogy! You won’t be sorry, I promise!