Saturday, August 21, 2010

Mountain Moving Faith

He replied, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, 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."  -Matthew 17:20

What will we do when confronted with problems, trials, crises, and anything else that puts our faith to the test?  Will we believe what the Lord has said, or will we go to pieces?  When we begin to question God we will find ourselves in a situation that we cannot win.  Our best response is always unquestioning faith; faith that believes, does not doubt, and trusts God at all times and in all situations.  We come against what seems impossible, believe upon the Lord.  We come against those mountains that stand in our way, believe the Lord.  We come against problems and heartache of all kinds, believe the Lord and do not doubt – ever!  

When the Lord says “Jump”  will we jump?  Or will we cling to our doubts?  There will come times when we must jump, for that is what the Lord is telling us to do.  I have an old friend who spent a number of years in the army as a paratrooper.  He was telling me about his first night jump and what an experience that was.  When the commander said "jump," he had to jump, even though he could not see where he was jumping.  He simply had to trust, obey, and believe.  What a relief, he said, when that chute opened, and he looked up and knew that all was going to be well. 

We can have that same sort of power; the power to jump even though the way seems dark and uncertain.  Our chute is going to deploy and we will land safely in the arms of the Lord.  He will not fail, and He will not let us down ever or at any time, for He is always faithful. 

That is the Lord’s promise to us.  Trust, believe, obey, and never doubt.

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