I stretch my hands

From fists they spread

To the skies

With what I have

I give you all

I have to give

 

My mustard seed.

 

Trembling with the agony

Of feeling so much apathy

I hold this tiny seed

With all I have.

 

You say this seed moves mountains

Push back what’s blocking me

You promise that your truth will come

To all who want to see…

 

Move this mountain for me.

Open up my view

Show me you adore me

Reveal to me you’re you…

The valley’s shadows darken

Empty, I concede

I’m parched , I’m hungry for the proof

To once again believe

 

Desert life is lifeless

Barren burdens lie

This dried up land, is where I stand

Do you hear my cry?

 

Stuck I plead, fixed in this place

I come to you in my disgrace

With all I have, with all I face

I hold this tiny seed.

 

Open up your heavens

And rain your spirit down.

Soak me in your power

Let me see your crown.

 

I batter questions in my mind

Thrashing waves of righteousness

Pull me under heavy shame

My heart it longs for piousness

 

You say this seed moves mountains

Push back what’s blocking me

You promise that your truth will come

To all who want to see…

 

I beg you please to show your face

I need to see your hand

Share with me the mystery

So I can understand.

 

This nomad heart is floundering

Help me find your home

Open up the door for me

I’m knocking as I roam

 

Break the chains of questioning

The ground on which I stand

Soak your Spirit into me

Seal my heart again

 

Mercy break my bondage

Offer me relief

Take my seed and fill me

Heal my unbelief.

 

I’m trapped inside

This small cocoon

Can’t see beyond my wall

Await I will, my faith stands still

Transform me through it all.

 

So I can come before you

Fall down on my knees

Praise you and adore you

Oh, grow my mustard seed.

 

I stretch my hands

From fists they spread

To the skies

With what I have

I give you all

I have to give

 

My mustard seed.

 

 

Christine Carter

Chris Carter is a SAHM of two pretty amazing kids. She has been writing at http://themomcafe.com/ for six years, where she hopes to encourage mothers everywhere through her humor, inspiration and faith. You can also find her work on For Every Mom, Blunt Moms, Sammiches and Psych Meds, Mamapedia, Her View From Home, Huffington Post, MomBabble, and Scary Mommy. She is the author of "Help and Hope While You're Healing: A woman's guide toward wellness while recovering from injury, surgery, or illness."