How to move your mountain
“Whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed’…will have whatever he says.” Mk 11:23 NKJV
Jesus said: “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. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them” (vv. 23-24 NKJV). Now, Jesus didn’t relocate any physical mountains during His ministry, so what was He talking about here? The problems we face in life! And notice something important: He talks only once about our need for “faith”—and three times about our need to “speak” His Word. Why? Because if you don’t have enough faith to move your mouth and speak God’s Word, you won’t have enough faith to move your mountain! The Bible says, “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Ro 10:17 NKJV). Something wonderful happens when you verbalize God’s Word. Your ears hear it, your mind is renewed, your focus is changed, and the thing God responds to—faith—rises up within you. And when you hold that position of faith, refuse to budge, and keep speaking God’s Word, the mountain in your life starts to shift. As long as you keep saying what you think and feel in your natural mind, the mountain will keep standing like an immovable object. But when you stand on God’s promise and declare, “I may not know how or when, but I know you’re coming down in the name of Jesus,” your mountain will move!