"How to Move Mountains"
By Jennifer Martin
Can we really move mountains? When Jesus spoke of moving mountains by faith, did He actually want people to physically move the mountain? I mean, even Jesus Himself never
moved one as far as I know. Interesting that Jesus talks about it yet having never done it Himself. Did the Father want Him to demonstrate to us how to actually move a mountain and throw it into the sea?
I'm sure Jesus would
have done it, if it was the will of the Father. And Jesus did say in John 5:19, "Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, these things the Son
also does in like manner." So I'm assuming the reason Jesus didn't go around demonstrating His power by throwing mountains was because He didn't see His Father doing it. Wow! Think about that for a minute.
focus is not throwing mountains, but seeing what is impossible becoming possible with God. Matthew 19:26 reminds us that, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Will Be Impossible for You
Jesus was trying to make a point and get something deep in our hearts about what faith actually looks like and where it comes from. If He had used another example, we may not have gotten
the point at all. Because something smaller might have been possible to do without faith, maybe we could handle small things by hand or by force. We could work many situations merely by trying to find a solution and stretching forth our hands to work. So there
are times when things are possible with man.
But in this case, what do we do with a mountain? How could we possibly move a mountain by hand, right? People had to be thinking: "What does He mean by 'moving mountains'? It can't
happen!" But Jesus gave the answer when He said, in Matthew 17:20, "…if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”
So, if I just have a tiny bit of FAITH, I can move this mountain? I don't need some big, massive army to cut-down every tree, but just a tiny-sized seed of faith? Yes! It is supernatural. It is not by force, not by hand, but
I can hear the disciples asking, "So Lord, You mean that there are times when we really can do nothing? That we have to just believe in and rely on God alone?”
said in John 11:40, "Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?”
Just Believe and Do Not Doubt
Yes! There are many times when our efforts
won't change a thing. Our actions won't bring results. There are times when after you've done all, you must stand (Ephesians 6:13). We must see the great strength in "just" standing, "just" believing, "just" resting and "just" waiting. There is power in
the waiting. Isaiah 40:31 encourages us that, "They who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”
sees our faith! Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. You must not give up hope that God is truly "...a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him" (Hebrews 11:6).
Only believe! That's
the one requirement. Just believe. Then, you will see God's glory manifest in your life. You will see that mountain move... always. It's time to wipe away the doubt, wipe away the fear, wipe away the "what ifs," and believe in the impossible again.
Faith is simply believing God to move that mountain. True faith will come out of a position of rest. Rest moves mountains and your mountain will move by resting in God's faithfulness to you. You don't have to scream
at your mountain; you don't have to yell threats or take it down. Simply rest. Simply trust. Simply believe. Your mountain is moving while you rest. FAITH MOVES GOD, AND GOD MOVES MOUNTAINS!
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