6 The Lord answered, “If you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘May you be uprooted and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you!
7 “When a servant comes in from plowing or taking care of sheep, does his master say, ‘Come in and eat with me’? 8 No, he says, ‘Prepare my meal, put on your apron, and serve me while I eat. Then you can eat later.’ 9 And does the master thank the servant for doing what he was told to do? Of course not. 10 In the same way, when you obey me you should say, ‘We are unworthy servants who have simply done our duty.’” (Luke 17:5-10 NLT)
Jesus tells us that faith has the ability to grow and to do unexpected things. Faith is a gift, not a reward. Jesus followers are called to lives of faith and faithfulness. We are called to serve without expecting a reward because God has already given us the greatest gift possible, the gift of eternal life.