For the last 7 years, most Thursday mornings, my prayer partner and I meet together to pray. When she moved out of state a few years back, we could not bear to stop praying together. Thankful for Skype and the blessing of technology, we still 'meet' together even though we are just about 1,000 miles apart.
She sipping tea and me with my coffee we share hearts, victories, grief,
updates, challenges and prayer requests.
Then we pray together.
We have seen some very real mountains move over the last seven years.
Mountains that were deemed "impossible" have been
because of the mighty moving of our all-powerful God.
This morning as I shared a request, that would be probably deemed "impossible",
Chelsea suddenly said,
"Well if it's impossible,
then you know that's exactly what
God is going to do."
I stopped dead in my tracks.
Between Chelsea and I, over the last seven years, we've had many, many "impossible" circumstances.
Yet each time, God has made the impossible totally possible.
What about you today....
what's "impossible" or at least what circumstance seems like it's "impossible" for you?
Do you see the beautiful little hamlet nestled below the mountains in the picture above??
The mountains are so stunning.
They are also enormous!
They completely dwarf the village.
"Jesus answered and said unto them,
Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith,
and doubt not,
ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree,
but also if ye shall say unto this mountain,
Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea;
it shall be done." Mark 11:23
Could it be that God uses the illustration of mountains in Mark 11:23 not only because of their ginormous size but also because of their beauty? Could it even be that there is a parallel between the physical beauty and the spiritual beauty in our lives of each "mountain"?
Each mountain giving us a place to further grow in our faith and trust...
Let the record state:
God is definitely up to the task of moving every mountain and making each "impossible" possible.
Need your home to sell?
A different job?
A business to take off?
A relationship reconciled?
Thousands of dollars for a treasure or two to come home?
Favor in a foreign country?
One government piece of paper?
There is nothing that is too difficult for God.
Nothing means: No thing
I have personally found that after presenting the impossible situation to the Lord, the very best thing I can do is to begin to praise Him for moving the very mountains that seemingly stand in the way of the answer.
If I don't begin to praise Him, I know me and I can easily begin to try to figure it out.
I used to think: "This needs to happen, so that this will happen, and then...."
But a few years back I learned a secret for my life:
After presenting the impossible situation to the Lord,
I began to praise Him for the mountains and for bringing the answer.
And no, not every answer has looked like I thought it would.
Praising Him takes my mind off the situation
puts it on the character of God:
He is faithful.
He is the provider.
He is the healer.
He never sleeps.
He never changes.
He doesn't lie.
He is attentive.
He is working.
He loves each of us beyond what we can even imagine.
He wants our best.
He has our back.
"For with God nothing shall be impossible."
What impossible thing is burdening you down?
Give it to Him and begin to praise Him
for moving the mountains.
To Him, your mountain is nothing to move.