Speak to the Mountain part 1
“For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.” Mark 11:23
In the past I’ve struggled with this verse. It always seemed too big and unattainable to me. Mostly because I was always focused on the “mountain”. This is typically what we all focus on when trouble comes. We see the problem or the “mountain”. It is very distracting and very “in your face” so you are not able to see anything else. That’s exactly why the enemy put it there, to distract you and knock you off course.
What often happens to me is that I run into “the mountain” for a while, then I try to figure out a way to get around it (unsuccessfully I might add), finally I go to God with it. I would say something like, “God, I have this big mountain (problem) in my way. It’s so big I don’t know what to do with it. I have tried to go around it or figure out a way to move it, but it isn’t budging. Please do something with it.” Then I continue praying this way many days because it’s all I know to do. All the while thinking I’m doing the spiritual thing. I am talking to God after all and certainly He can handle it, but the verse doesn’t say to talk to God about how big the mountain/dilemma is. This verse says to talk to the mountain. What? I’m supposed to talk to my problems? This is way beyond my understanding.
Finally, I realized that these mountains of difficulties are opportunities to use my weapon of the Word of God! My sword of the Spirit!! So now I speak to that mountain with the promises and words that God has already given in His Word to take victory over every situation.
For example, if I am facing a financial struggle I attack it with: My God supplies every need I have according to His riches in glory, Philippians 4:19. If I am up against stress and anxiety, I say: I let the peace of God rule in my heart to which I am called and I am thankful (Colossians 3:15)! If sickness is trying to get on me I proclaim: I walk in God’s benefits and one of them is that He heals all my diseases according to Psalms 103:3.
Today I want to encourage you to talk to your mountains. Stop telling God how big the mountains of your life are and start telling those mountains of circumstances how big your God is and what His Word says about the situation! Set some time aside to search out the promises about your situation and start thanking Him for the answers He has already given in His Word. In no time at all you will be walking on level ground again with every obstacle out of your path!
Today’s scripture reading: Mark 11:20-24
20 Now in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.
21 And Peter, remembering, said to Him, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree which You cursed has withered away.”
22 So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God.
23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.
24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.