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Moving Mountains

So yesterday at church, our pastor's wife was prophesying after a powerful praise and worship song. She was declaring that we have the gift to speak out and move mountains and we must exercise that gift/right......now.

So it got me a-thinkin'

A mountain is basically any obstacle/issue/trail that is standing in your way. We all face mountains in our lives. It's part of life.

Most of the time, we (including me!) pray to God about these mountains. But in a verse from Mark:

"I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him." ~Mark 17:20

......Jesus is telling us to speak directly to that mountain (obstacle) and command it to move.

There is nothing wrong with discussing things with God. We should. But we also have to trust in His Word and promises. We need to trust in the fact that God wants only the best for us. But we have to believe. We need to have faith.

He replied, ".......I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. " ~Matthew 17:20

Again, Jesus said YOU should tell it to get out of the way. And again, most Christians just speak to God about the mountain. Instead of following Jesus' directions & speaking directly to the mountain.

I don't want to waste another moment talking about my mountains.
I want to talk to my mountains.
I don't want to waste another moment begging or whining to God about moving my mountains
I am going to speak to it myself.... in faith. Faith in the promises in His word.

I am going to just do it Jesus’ name & not my own.

We need to speak to fear and tell it to be gone.
We need to speak to doubt and worry and tell it that it has no place in our life.
We need to speak to sickness & tell it that it can’t stay in our body.
We need to speak to our debt. Tell it to be removed from our life.

I heard this reference to having hardcore, steadfast faith regarding a stone-cutter. He may be whacking at that rock over and over with no signs of the stone cracking. He continues to labor and even at 99 whacks he sees no results. But when he swings that 100th time, it breaks in two. We can apply this to our own rock (obstacle). We might not see any results with those first 99 whacks , but we are weakening that rock even with no indication. Being persistent can bring us victory.

So today I am believing in that 100th whack.

I will continue to press forward and know that I am covered in God's armor. I believe what the Bible tells me. It tells me that nothing is impossible with God. I believe that God gives me the authority. I will not let unbelief or lack of faith keep me from speaking to my mountain.

So today, I encourage you.

Speak to your mountain!



A. Smith said...

Thank you so much for your words of encouragement! Hope you have a blessed day!

Mich said...

Inspiring words...

I remember the Sunday before i was to go to camp, I was getting sick, felt horrible. this older lady in my church walked up to me and asked what was wrong. When I told her what was up, she stopped right there, put her hand on my head and prayed for me. After she was finished she said, "now God can heal you, but you have to truly believe. I'm serious, you have to BELIEVE!" I have been mulling over her words ever since. Like you said, how many times do we pray about things, yet don't truly have faith to follow the prayer?

Thanks! Your post has me thinking...

Beth E. said...

This is a great word, Michelle...one of which I definitely needed to be reminded!

Thanks for your sweet comment on my NMM post. :-)


Martha said...

Whoo, this post is on fire!!

Lovin' it!! <3

I believe this statement is true, it has happened to me countless of times but sometimes it is easy to forget God's power. I needed this lil' reminder, oh I believe.. I beeelieve!!

(goes to bed and hopes 100 pounds will fall off her body in the morning) :D

christy rose said...

Wow! You are on a roll! You go girl! Move those mountains!

amanda said...

speak it sista'!! :0) praying praying for you. word veri is: nonoun. is that a rule? no nouns?!?! yikes.

Kim said...

Thanks! I needed this today.

Tea With Tiffany said...

great word of faith about mountains. I agree. It's time now to talk back. Mountains you must go. Jesus says so.

Loved this post. Thanks for sharing the truth. I always appreciate it.


Billy Coffey said...

Wow Michelle, that was so GREAT. I'd never thought of it that way.

I'm SO going to try this...

Kendra Lee said...

Speaking to my mountain... as we speak! Amen sista!


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