God has called you to be a mountain mover. Everything you need to move a mountain is found in HIM!
Matthew 21:21-22 “I tell you the truth, if you have faith and do not doubt..you can say to a this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.’
Moving mountains is not using prayer as your magic wand. It takes faith without doubt. Which I suppose you could say is magical, at least it is supernatural. Only God Himself can give you faith BIG enough to move mountains but it takes you too. Doubting in the power and promises of God is the great thing that spoils the effectiveness of faith. You may have faith in God with a little doubt mixed in, will God really do that? Why would God do that in my little thing? I deserve this mountain, why would God move it?
Nowhere that I have read does it tell me that what Jesus did on the Cross for my sin doesn’t cover x,y,z. Nowhere have I read that God ‘can not’ or God ‘does not’ care about my little thing or that I deserve punishment. No, I read that ‘God so loved Tracy, that He sent His son to die for Tracy, so that she can have eternal life and be forgiven’ That is what I read. And I read the same thing about you. So this lie you believe that for some reason your mountain isn’t covered by Matthew 21:21-22, is just a out and out LIE.
Now, this verse is not a guarantee that we can get ANYTHING we want simply by asking Jesus and Believing. I know, now you are all messed up, I told you not to doubt and now I’m telling you there is no guarantee:) but it is true God will not grant requests that do not line up with HIS character and HIS WILL. So for your mountain moving to happen your faith must be strong(no doubt) and your requests must be in harmony with the principles of GOD. How do you get those principles? Be in His word and at His feet in Prayer. How do you build your faith? Know God intimately by being in His word and at His feet in Prayer. How do you know His will? Be in in word and at His feet in prayer – nothing new under the sun! Then look what happens….
Psalm 37:4 – ‘Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.’
The words ‘he will give you’ means He will appoint, He will ascribe, He will trade. Your God will Give you your desires, he will trade your ‘man made’ desires for His heavenly made desires. He will write them on your heart and they will be yours. And with that + your faith = moving mountains.
I have three questions for you:
1. Would Jesus tell us we could move mountains and receive what we ask for in prayer if it was not true?
2. What mountains have you moved?
3. What mountains in your life today are you by faith going to throw into the sea?
My answers will come this week…