Can your faith move a mountain, or just topple a hill? Will it stand up to the attacks of the enemy, or tuck its tail and hide?
A few years ago, I found myself in a very tight spot. After having stepped out on faith and walked away from an unbearable situation, I had to trust God for every next step. Although the road was rough and the path uncertain, I rested in the peace of knowing that Jesus was right there with me. I felt his presence during my most trying times. It was an overwhelming sense of peace in the midst of it all. When there seemed to be no way out, something on the inside kept reassuring me that God was working it out.
That is what it means to have mountain moving faith; to look at the impossible situation that is standing up in your life, and trust that God is more than able to move it on your behalf. Although that was one of the most trying times of my life, it had the biggest impact on my walk as a Christian. The miracles he performed time after time has proved to me that if I just place my trust in Him, and follow the leading of the Holy Spirit, he will never leave me to deal with this thing called life alone. My faith was perfected in the hard times so that I will forever remain faithful in the good.
Sometimes we trust Jesus enough to get out of the boat, but fail to keep our eyes on him while walking on the water.
The book of Deuteronomy tells the story of the people of Israel and how they refused to trust God to conqueror the giants that stood in the way of getting into the promise land. They complained that he brought them out of Egypt only to let them die in the end. After 40 years of seeing God perform miracle after miracle, they still didn’t have faith enough to believe that he was more than able to see them through…How many times in life have we done this? We say we are walking by faith while worrying every step of the way; but Jesus wants you to rest in the peace of him, and walk with your head held high.
“Oh ye of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. – Matthew 8:26
Having mountain moving faith means pressing forward when everything in you wants to turn back. It’s truly understanding that trouble don’t last always, so instead of crying and complaining about your problem, you look for the lesson it was intended to teach.
If we put things in proper prospective than we will begin to realize that physical storms don’t come to stay and neither does the storms of life. Instead, they water us with God’s presence; they are the winds that blow us in the direction of his will, or the road blocks that stops us in our tracks to bring us back into right standing with Him. This is why staying connected to the word is a must as a Christian; it gives us reassurance that God is in control. No matter how many times he punished the children of Israel for their disobedience he always gave them a promise of restoration. God never takes us through anything without restoring us in the end … but you have to trust him through the process.
On the road of life, don’t allow fear to be your companion. Give it the boot, and take faith along for the ride!
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