Speak to your mountain
Do you ever feel that many things won’t budge regardless of your prayers and determination?
Just think about your situations, and at times you are so frustrated you can scream! Is anyone listening? Oh gosh, what is wrong these days?
Have you been told that you need to have the right business, colleague relationships, and money to get where you want in this world? Only some people have the right connections to move forward and reach their dreams. While others hassle to accomplish the unimaginable, others give up.
While many of us grow up in church early on or later in life, we end up in church sooner or later. Hearing the Biblical words spoken by the pastor, we visualize the story and see ourselves in it. We begin to relate to the story and what we would have done differently. Does this ring a bell? Of course, it does. Nobody is exempt from this scenario. What, in the name of God, are we to do?
Have you read or heard this phrase before;
“Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, 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.” Matthew 17:20
Wow, if I have faith? Faith comes in measures, and I want the whole enchilada. I want mega faith to move mountains. We read it, hear it, and sometimes even wonder, “How can I move a mountain in my life?”
The Bible also states that;
Faith comes from hearing and hearing through the word of Christ. Romans 10:17
Let us examine this bible verse that is so commonly used to inspire. Let’s reread it,
“Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there.’ It will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”
According to Blue Letter Bible (BLB.org), The KJV translates in the Greek Strong’s Concordance G570 word as referenced in the following manner: unbelief, which is “want of faith.” Unbelief is withholding belief in divine power, or in power and promises of God, in the divine mission of Jesus; also by opposition to the gospel.
Could we be praying in unbelief?
God does not hear our prayers when we pray from our carnal minds. Is it possible that we can not move mountains in our life because we do not only have unbelief but move in the carnal mind as well?
So, in Matthew 6:7, “And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words.” Exactly, point-proven repetitious prayers don’t work! Moving mountains take real sincere faith from the heart, not the mind. To move mountains, you must stop thinking with your mind and reflect from the heart. Believe in what you are asking for, and trust God. Have faith in God.
In reading 1 Timothy 1:13, the Apostle Paul attacked and persecuted Christians out of ignorance, not as an excuse, but as an aggravation of sin. When there is means of knowledge, conviction, and rejection of the evidence of faith, he acted ignorantly in unbelief and with the added notion of obstinacy ( the condition of being obstinate; stubbornness). Could we be working in ignorance just as the Apostle? Could we be unbelieving? This scripture gives us an idea of what we need to do and move mountains;
James 1:5-6 if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But he must ask in faith, without doubting, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.
Yet, we must understand that without faith, even Jesus, the Son of God himself, could not do many miracles in the presence of the faithless mass of people. It is written, in Matthew 13:58, “And he (Jesus) DID NOT do many mighty works there because of their unbelief.” You have to believe it isn’t just Jesus moving the mountains for you; it includes your faith. You must have faith! It is not that God nor Jesus want to help you out. It’s your lack of confidence in God – believe the mountains in your world can be eliminated or cast away. Do you need clarification? Indeed, you have to pray with your mind but stay in the spirit …
1 Corinthians 14:15 What am I to do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will pray with my mind also; I will sing praise with my spirit, but I will sing with my mind also.
“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” (Hebrews 11:1).
Hope is the anticipation of what is to come. Christ in us, the Hope of glory, will move mountains as we declare into the spirit without wavering. We first have to declare it in the spirit before it manifests in the natural.
Matthew 18:18 Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. “Truly, I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
Moving mountains can be accessible, have faith in God through Jesus’ name, believe in Him, and His word is good and faithful. He will not disappoint you.
“Have faith in God,” Jesus told them. “Truly I tell you that if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and has no doubt in his heart but believes that it will happen, it will be done for him.… Mark 11:22
With all this being said, Believe, and know that He is God – pray and remove any doubt, and you will move your mountains.
Happy New Year 2023, and my prayer is that in prayer, you build up your faith to move mountains.
Pastor Gracie Renteria
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