We all encounter mountains along our way. Mountains can be beautiful. We can gaze at their lofty peaks. We can view the expanse of God’s Creation from an elevated view when we are on top.
Our soul sings when we have mountaintop experiences. But the memory of those good times may seem to elude us when we are in the valleys of life.
When is a mountain not so beautiful? When it blocks our way. When it is too wide and tall for us to even see past it. Sometimes the mountain in front of us consumes our life.
We spend all of our time thinking of ways to go around it, go over it or just cut a tunnel through it. Jesus addressed how to deal with mountains that obstruct.
Jesus’ Way was not going around, over or through. Jesus’ Way was for us to move the mountain! You might say, “Wait! I can’t move mountains!”
No, we can’t in our own strength. But if we have faith in The One Who created the mountains and has all Power and Authority over them, He will handle the mountain moving.
How much faith do we have to have? You might think, “I’ve got a really big mountain. I don’t have that much faith.” Jesus told us how much faith we need.
I tell you, “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.”
When we come to Him and offer all the faith we have, He accepts it and augments it. But then we have to put that faith in action. How do we do that? We believe that mountain will be moved and we say it. We speak directly to the mountain and tell it to move in The Mighty Name of Jesus!
Will it instantly move? It could. But maybe not. Faith means we continue to know it will move because God said it would. But it may move, one rock at a time, as we learn the lessons of the mountain. But the day will come, as promised.
Every valley shall be filled in, every hill and mountain made low. The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth.