Sunday, November 2, 2014

Ever Moved A Mountain?

A spoonful of mustard seed isn’t necessary – just one:

And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. (Matthew 17:20 KJV)

That came to mind when I read a friend’s post:
Frustration comes in all sizes -- but regardless of the actual size, it always seems like it's as big as a mountain!
When I was a teen I had a necklace – a plain chain with a glass ball that contained one tiny mustard seed. I’m afraid that it didn’t serve as a good reminder that even the smallest faith can bring mountains down to size. And, I have that same problem today.

My Lord not only created mountains, He is fully capable of moving them,  but He never promised He would keep them out of my path. Although many people think, spell and say “straight and narrow”, the actual words are:

Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. (Matthew 7:14 KJV)

That gate is limited and cramped, and the way could be over hills, twisted around mountains or even through the Valley of Death. No where are we told that we need to make changes to His path:

Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight. (Psalms 119:35 KJV)

We are told His word will light that path:

NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. (Psalms 119:105 KJV)

Isn’t that the real mountain movement? Following His path, where ever it takes us. He has promised to be with us:

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. (Matthew 28:19-20 KJV)

That wasn’t accepted by just the disciples – all through the New Testament we read of people going, teaching, baptizing then teaching what is to be observed. It didn’t stop there, either, which is why we continue to hear the Bible read in pulpits and preached from street corners today. We have excellent examples from centuries before us.

We do need to be aware of the generations to come. What will they hear from us? Not much, I believe. They need to hear God’s word, not ours. They need to see His word alive as faith in our lives. That is so much more important than what we say we believe.

Lord, help me
If I am to be
The only Bible
Someone will see.

We probably won’t be the only Bible someone will see, but we will be the first when we are parents. We may be the first for others, too. Wouldn’t it be a blessing for everyone if what they see takes them to:

We love him, because he first loved us. (1 John 4:19 KJV)

1 comment:

  1. I just moved a mountain of emails out of my collective inboxes. Whew! Now I've got time to answer emails. You'll be hearing from me soon!


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