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Today’s 333 Devotional: “Mountain Moving Faith”
What type of faith does it take to move mountains in our lives? Jesus said it’s not the size of a person’s faith; rather it’s all about whom that faith is in.
When Peter saw the fig tree Jesus had cursed earlier withered and dead, Jesus said,
“Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, 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.” (Mark 11:22b-23)
We can have faith in a lot of things, like the chair we’re sitting in right now. We have faith (trust and belief) that it will not collapse under us. We can have faith in our nation and form of government. We can have faith in just about anything and everything. But this is a natural faith.
The type of faith Jesus is talking about is supernatural faith. This is faith in what we cannot see but know to be true. It’s a faith that God is real, that He exists and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6).
Therefore it isn’t the size of the problem that’s in question; rather it’s in whom we place our trust or faith in.
In another instance Jesus taught about the same mountain moving faith.
“If you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20)
A mustard seed is the smallest seed of all seeds, but when watered and cared for it grows to a gigantic height. It’s this type of faith that Jesus is encouraging us to possess.
And so it is our faith in God, no matter how small it may be, that we say to these mountainous problems, “Be gone,” and they will then begin to disappear.
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