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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

My Faith Can Move Mountains

In review of Mark 11:22-24 it says, “Have faith in God! If you have faith in God and don’t doubt, you can tell this mountain to get up and jump into the sea, and it will. Everything you ask for in prayer will be yours, if you only have faith.”

Bottom Line:
It’s your faith without doubt in God that allows a prayer to be answered.

What this means to me:
Jesus tells me to have faith in God. However, it must be a faith without doubt, one that already believes that it will happen. This is the kind of faith can move mountains. Therefore when I pray, already believe that I have received it and I will be given what I ask for.

What I’m learning is that It’s my faith that can open the door to miracles. As I look at and study the Bible and history, I will find that every time God moves on Earth and does a miracle, it’s because somebody believed.

Jesus explains in Mark 11:22-24, “Have faith in God! If you have faith in God and don’t doubt, you can tell this mountain to get up and jump into the sea, and it will. Everything you ask for in prayer will be yours, if you only have faith” (CEV). Faith can move mountains!

Rick Warren in his Daily Hope devotional for Dec. 27th, says “God has set up the universe in a hierarchy of laws, and the law of faith is actually a higher law than the laws of nature. That’s where miracles come in. Because when faith is used, the law of faith goes into practice, and the law of faith can actually do more than the laws of physics.”

I truly believe that God still performs miracles today.  Each time someone’s faith is stretched, God will do a miracle. Today, I should consider what mountain in my life needs to be moved. It’s the thing that I’ve already decided will never change. It becomes my self-fulfilling prophecy. How do I know that it won’t change? Perhaps God want my faith to supersede the law of nature. After all he has done it in the past and doing it today all around the world. God is in the mountain-moving business. I should never doubt or underestimate what he wants to do in my life.

Matthew 13:58 says, “[Jesus] did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith” (NIV).

I have been making it part of my daily quiet time routine for a while now to ask, “God, what can I do today that will require faith?” I find that it’s an important question, because the things that require my faith are the ones that are going to please God. I have also learned that part of faith is also thanking God in advance for him doing it.

In summary, Jesus tells me to have faith in God. It must be a faith without any doubt, one that already believes that it will happen. This is the kind of faith can move mountains. Therefore when I pray, already believe that I have received it and I will be given what I ask for. Part of faith is thanking God in advance for making it happen. Faith opens the door to miracles.

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