This verse is one of the more challenging ones for me. In the Message it translates “You’re not yet taking God seriously,” said Jesus. “The simple truth is that if you had a mere kernel of faith, a poppy seed, say, you would tell this mountain, ‘Move!’ and it would move. There is nothing you wouldn’t be able to tackle.” Can you imagine having THAT much faith? We say that with God anything is possible but moving a mountain? I don’t even want to CLIMB a mountain.
There are still areas of my life long dead. I’m still waiting for a new job, a relationship, the salvation of my dad, a solid group of friends and financial breakthrough just to name a few. But God wants me and you to remember than even a tiny fleck of faith can move mountains–even the ones in our lives. In Romans 15:13 it proclaims “Oh! May the God of green hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope!” I like that picture. Green hope. Fresh hope. The first sign of spring after a harsh winter. Our God is a god of GREEN hope.
I want to be the John 1 version of myself always –“my true self, my child-of-God self”. I never want to be crippled by doubt, anxiety, or intimidation in the face of mountains. I want to continue to grow day by day and have the mountains flee from my path.
Luke 1:45 “Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”
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