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Mustard Seed – Keeping Faith

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Matthew 13:31-32

31 “He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed,which a man took and planted in his field. 32 Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.”

Matthew 17:15-20

15 “Lord, have mercy on my son,” he said. “He has seizures and is suffering greatly. He often falls into the fire or into the water. 16 I brought him to your disciples, but they could not heal him.” 17 “You unbelieving and perverse generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy here to me.” 18 Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of the boy, and he was healed at that moment. 19 Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?” 20 He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, 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.”

Hey Everyone,

I don’t know if anyone has noticed but I have been hash tagging mustard seed for years particularly when it comes to track. I feel like I’ve always been an underdog and my faith in God has had me do unbelievable things especially in the track world. When I was a child, my father always told me all I needed was the faith of a mustard seed. He even showed me one once. My father is deeply religious and instilled many things in me that I cherish now in adulthood. And this mustard seed faith is just one of many that I have always kept close. Continue reading Mustard Seed – Keeping Faith


Staying Prayed Up

Hey All,

I hope everyone is doing well. As the outdoor season approaches I wanted to give you all an update on how my training is going and give a few tips and advice. And let you all know that my blog is currently going through some changes! It is now and I will be posting multiple times per week. Some posts will be updates on me and track, others will be informational about hurdles and track, there will be workout tips and health tips post, advice posts and Q&A post (so send me questions!!!) and of course Feature Fridays will continue!

I also wanted to let you guys know that I am working on a Spoken Word Poetry Chapbook that I will be having per-sale for very soon!!! I am currently looking for an illustrator and working on the book cover so it is almost complete! The proceeds will go to my Road to Rio journey! If you want to check out one of the poems that will be in the book click here! Continue reading Staying Prayed Up

Great Things Are Coming!!!

As the summer begins to come to a close I am more than excited about the fall! After I got back from Kazan (which was one of the most AMAZING experiences of my life) I kind of hit a winter season. While great things were happening nothing was starting yet. Everything was for the future. So, now that my winter season is almost over and Spring (beginning to work in the garden, plant seeds and watch everything grow, A time of new beginnings) is approaching I am beyond excited. I must say that everything in my life is falling into place! 😀 I have a little bit of money, I have a strong relationship with God, I love all of my jobs (my morning job office job is actually going to put in for me to get a raise this fall), I am going to be coaching at a high school called School Without Walls, School is starting and I have very interesting classes, and finally training for track will begin shortly (and with a full training season who knows how it will go this year!). God is working and I am seeing the seeds for his manifestations! I can’t believe a year ago I was miserable and now I can’t think of a single area of my life that isn’t blessed and wonderful. Everything is on the up and up! I am no fool. I know what goes up must come down but until that time, I am enjoying my blessings and shining in his Glory! 

All Things Through God!

I am very honored and proud to announce that I have been selected to represent my country in a few weeks for the World University Games in Kazan, Russia! This is a great honor and I am truly happy and grateful that I have been blessed with this opportunity! Glory to God, without him I am nothing. #2013 #imgoingtomakeyouabeliever #blessed #USA #David #John14:12 #mustardseed

I’m going to make a post about my experience at USA Nationals and how it feels to be selected to represent the USA! I’ll also include my struggles this year and other things I’ve learned. 😀 It will most likely be up in the next few days!!

Photo: #mustardseed #2013 #letsgo #imgoingtomakeuabeliever #1dayleft #glorytoGod #praising #praying

Photo: Started from the bottom now I'm here! Still got some climbing to do but all in God's time! A great competition! #USANationals #glorytoGod #2013 #letsgo #imamakeyouabeliever #blessed #mustardseed #david

Start with a Step

I was starting to feel some kind of way because I’ve had some set backs with track. I was doing really well and the second week of May I became really sick and stayed sick for 2/3 weeks and was very congested until half way through the very last week of May. Now that I’m feeling better, I’ve lost my rhythm :-/ This provided me with some inspiration just when I needed it. I’m just going to stay focused and continue to pray. Work ethic of a carpenter. More faith than a mustard seed!

Start with a Step

So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. – (Matthew 14:29)

Sometimes people are critical of Peter because he sank during his walk on the water to Jesus. But apart from Jesus himself, Peter is the only one to ever walk on water. And, by the way, it wasn’t a presumptuous act on Peter’s part. He did ask permission, and Jesus granted it.

I can imagine Peter swinging one leg over the side of the boat and testing his weight a little. Next, he brings the other leg around. Soon, he is standing on the water. Then he takes a step… then another step.

But the waves were high, the sea was rough, and Peter probably thought, What am I doing? Then he began to sink.

As he cried out to Jesus, the Lord reached down, grabbed him, and pulled him up. Then He said, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” (Matthew 14:31). I find it interesting that in the original language, “little faith” is one word. There is a tenderness implied in the language, almost as though it were a nickname. Oh, Littlefaith. You were doing so well. I’m so proud of you, Peter. Jesus lifted him up, and they walked back to that boat. But Peter had taken a step of faith.

This reminds us that God can take even a little faith and turn it into big faith if we will just take a step of faith. So many times we want the detailed blueprint. But just start with a step. Just start where you are. Do what you can.

You have your world. You have your opportunities. Start with someone you can think of who needs Christ this year. Pray for him. Share with her. And remember that doors don’t necessarily stay open forever. Everything starts with a little step.

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