21Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. 22If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” (Matthew 21:21-22 NIV)
Jesus spoke to the disciples earlier on the same topic in reference to why they were unable to cast out a demon. You see, Jesus understood who he was and most importantly, who God was and is and will be. He was unafraid and spoke with authority. He demonstrated to the disciples what it meant to put faith into action; he told them that they had the same ability that he did and then instructed them to practice what they now knew to be true. Simply speaking: He talked like that ‘cause he could back it up! Jesus showed the disciples and all of us what it truly meant to have FAITH.
So many times we use the word ‘faith’ to describe the part of us that believes or wants to believe in something that we can’t see; a small, wavering, airy kind of faith that is easily shaken and shattered in the storms of life. But Jesus’ definition of ‘faith’ was a strong, powerful, mountain-moving force to be reckoned with! And Jesus told his disciples that they, and we, possess that kind of faith.
Our mountains come in various shapes, sizes and colors—bad relationships, criminal backgrounds, addictions, homelessness, financial instability, depression. But each of us has been given a measure of faith, that, when activated, possesses the power to move that mountain right out of our way and into the sea! Don’t believe it? Just know this—God is GOD, and He always will be GOD! He is ALL mighty, and ALL powerful. He is capable of doing anything! And if you ask, knowing that He can, He will give you just what you need to see that mountain on its way to the depths of the ocean! He will put you in touch with people who will point you in the right direction. He will send information your way that you never dreamed of knowing. He will put an idea in your head and a dream in your heart that will change your life and the lives of those around you! God is not limited by our resources, He is limited only by the amount of faith we place in Him. If we have faith, God will open doors that we didn’t even know existed!
Why ask for something if you don’t believe you will get it? Activate your faith today and watch the mountains in your life disappear!!!!