Just spent some time reading in Matthew 21 during my Time Alone With God (TAWG) and it blessed me to be refreshed on one of my favorite scriptures. Jesus challenges the disciples to have mountain moving faith, and I believe that the Holy Spirit that dwells within us is constantly pressing us to have mountain moving faith too. Let’s dive right into that section of scripture so that you can get a better understanding of what I mean by mountain moving faith.
“Jesus replied, ‘Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to 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.’” (Matthew 21:21-22 NIV). I also read this section of scripture in the Amplified version of the Bible, and I like how it points out that faith means to have personal trust and confidence in Jesus. It also points out that the situation that we are having ‘mountain moving faith’ for will happen if the Lord wills for it to happen.
All of that being said, it is so important for us to have ‘mountain moving faith’ for situations in our lives, but we need to have enough personal trust and confidence in Jesus to know that He knows what is best for us and our lives. Before Jesus was arrested to be crucified, He prayed a prayer in the garden of Gethsemane saying, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” (Luke 22:42 NIV). When I won the 2011 WBFF World Championship, my prayer before I went out on stage was, “Lord, my desire is to win this competition, and I know and have faith that You can help me to win this competition too. But, my prayer is that Your will would be done and I want You to know that I will praise You no matter what happens.” This should be the posture of our hearts in all things... I have ‘mountain moving faith’ in any and all situations Lord, but I trust that You ultimately know what is best and I will praise You no matter what the outcome happens to be.
Some questions that came to mind after I read this chapter were: 1.) Do I truly have ‘mountain moving faith’? And, does that faith exist in every area of my life? 2) Am I upset with God because I feel that He didn’t come through in a certain area of my life? If so, it’s time for me to forgive Him and trust that His will and plan for my life is better than my will and plan for my life.
In conclusion, I hope that you enjoyed today’s blog and that it challenged you to stretch your faith. I also hope that it encouraged you to trust that the Lords good and perfect will for our lives is always better than our own will and plan for our lives. So, ask Jesus to place His perfect desires for your life into your heart (He knows what is best for you) so that you can begin to pray mountain moving prayers of faith that align with His perfect plan for your life. Thank you so much for reading today’s blog! Come back next week Wednesday (7/10/19) to catch my TAWG Blog on Matthew 22.
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