Move Mountain

APRIL 22ND, 2020      |     If a mountain were smooth, we couldn’t climb it. It’s the rocky, hard, ups and downs that give us a foothold and make it possible for us to scale a mountain. If life were smooth, never a rocky road or hard times, we wouldn’t succeed at it either.

It’s in the tough times that we learn faith. Our reliance on the Father’s care for us is sometimes stretched to limits we never knew existed. In the rocky times we grow. 

When we come to the end of our abilities and realize that there is no other way but by God’s grace, we increase our faith. When our faith is stretched and our trust grows, we begin to grow in Christ. The ups and downs then develop patience and perseverance as we wait on God’s timing.

In the tough times, we learn faith; and in rocky times, we grow. The ups and downs develop our spiritual muscles. The result is the ability to successfully climb any mountain that the enemy puts in front of us. We can then stand, mature in Christ, and speak to our mountain, “Mountain, go throw yourself into the sea; I do not doubt.”

Move Mountain

Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, “Go, throw yourself into the sea,” and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.

–Mark 11:23 NIV

Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, “Go, throw yourself into the sea,” and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.

–Mark 11:23 NIV

If a mountain were smooth, we couldn’t climb it. It’s the rocky, hard, ups and downs that give us a foothold and make it possible for us to scale a mountain. If life were smooth, never a rocky road or hard times, we wouldn’t succeed at it either.

It’s in the tough times that we learn faith. Our reliance on the Father’s care for us is sometimes stretched to limits we never knew existed. In the rocky times we grow. 

When we come to the end of our abilities and realize that there is no other way but by God’s grace, we increase our faith. When our faith is stretched and our trust grows, we begin to grow in Christ. The ups and downs then develop patience and perseverance as we wait on God’s timing.

In the tough times, we learn faith; and in rocky times, we grow. The ups and downs develop our spiritual muscles. The result is the ability to successfully climb any mountain that the enemy puts in front of us. We can then stand, mature in Christ, and speak to our mountain, “Mountain, go throw yourself into the sea; I do not doubt.”

Don’t tell God how big your mountain is, tell your mountain how big your God is. Climb your mountain with faith.

Let patience and perseverance have time to complete the Father’s work in you; your spiritual muscles are developing.

Brenda Beattie
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