(20) And He said to them, “Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you. (21) [But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”] —– Matthew 17:20-21 (NASB)
We are called to be mountain movers. We are called to release the River of Life through us. But this is tough to do when there are blocks in our minds and hearts.
My husband and I once visited Lake Foredyce in northern California in the High Sierras. Around the edges of the lake are many small streams. As I walked around our camp one day, I noted that most of the streams stayed connected to the original source and flowed into the lake. But some went off on their own and dried up in the heat. They all started at the gorgeous waterfall upstream, but not all flowed toward the prescribed destination.
Rivers that flow with depth and power are mountain movers. They can go over and around rocks, and even move those rocks out of the way! A deep, rushing, powerful river can change the landscape!
If we think we are Christians but walk in sin, we are not established in God. If our goals in life are based upon how important we think we are, they are not God’s goals. And we are building our house on the sinking sand. Our “stream” will not be deep enough to withstand the trials of life and we will dry up because we have not stayed connected to the Source.
The Scripture verse today has an admonition, which was aimed at a demonic deliverance situation. It tells us that it takes the establishment of our hearts in Christ to accomplish great things through His power! False Christians, those who are Christians in name only, will not accomplish His will.
“Mountain movers” in Christ are people who keep themselves closely connected to Him. When they make a mistake and go off the path, they quickly make course corrections and get back to Jesus. They stay clean daily with a heart of love and repentance, thinking about others. They grow deep into the Holy Spirit, keeping His Presence first and foremost in their lives. They are not religious or rigid, nor are they selfish and rebellious. They are free and loving, and they allow that River to go where He wishes. They change the landscape! Let’s change the landscape and move those mountains for ourselves and for each other!
(This information is used with permission from “Whispers of Heaven” by Rosalie Storment and Faye Higbee, copyright 2011)