Moving Mountains . . . May 2016
Have faith in God.
This is what we are told to do in Mark 11:22, and many of us do. We have faith that there is a God, and therefore believe in Him.
But it goes on to say in verse 23, “Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea’, and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it shall be granted him.”
I have struggled for years with the fact that I could never imagine a mountain moving to do that. I’ve tried to see it in my mind, but failed.
Now don’t get me wrong, because I firmly believe that when Jesus said that to His disciples, He was referring to the mountain they were probably standing on or near.
However, in our lives the mountain can be debt, or it could be illness, or infertility, or depression, grief, loneliness, anything that is weighing us down with worry every day.
So recently, over the past 12 months or so, I have begun to get a picture in my mind of a mountain wearing down, bit by bit, slowly melting away and then sliding into the sea.
I have realized that to begin with I must ‘Have Faith in God.’
In verse, 24, it says, “Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they shall be granted you.”
Now this is not referring to the new Ferrari you want, or thousands of dollars to go ‘top labels’ shopping. Some souls just want to indulge themselves and not make good use of what God has given them. It is about those things that are God’s will for you anyway. Freedom from sickness and disease, freedom from crippling debt, the new home you need for your family, a life partner, or simply a well-earned holiday, plus there are many other things God wants to give us.
So! I have faith in God.
I believe that when I pray God will answer, because He says He will.
I pray and ask for healing in my body, or whatever the need, and as I pray I see the mountain getting lower and lower. Each time I pray for the same particular problem, I see the mountain getting smaller and smaller. And then I see it slide into oblivion.
Have Faith in God.
And Move Mountains.
Testimony . . .
I was sitting reading one morning over breakfast, and my right ear was so itchy that I sat there about 20 minutes with my little finger stuck inside it scratching, trying to get rid of it. My ears are often itchy, but this particular morning it was so bad I was getting a little distressed about how to get rid of it, other than trying to get to it with my finger. So I prayed that the very root of the cause of the itch would be healed and the problem leave my body, in the name of Jesus. As I prayed, I had my hand on my ear and as I removed it, just under my ear became itchy, so I moved my hand to scratch, and as I did, it was like the whole problem just slid from my inner ear to the outer skin under my ear. About a second later, IT WAS GONE.