Day#13 and #14 Media Fast
Jesus said…”Truly I tell you, if you have the faith of a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
He also said, “whoever says to this mountain ‘be taken up and cast into the sea’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be granted to him. “
And yet another time, He said, “Truly I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea’, it will happen.
What is it about the mountains? Why did He reference them constantly when it came to a person and his/her faith?
Mountains are defined as; a large natural elevation of the earth’s surface rising abruptly from the surrounding level; a large steep hill.
Have you ever climbed a mountain? It’s oftentimes challenging and exhausting to get to the top but once you’re there… it’s a feeling of accomplishment and in many cases the view is breathtaking. It’s also oftentimes a peaceful place. Getting there though can be brutal depending on the day and the conditions.
Here are some significant mountains in the Bible.
Mount Ararat; The location where Noah rested after the flood while he and his family waited for the floods to recede.
Mount Sinai; Where God gave Moses the 10 commandments
Mount Gerizim; Mentioned a few times in the Old Testament. It is where the Israelites proclaimed their blessings before entering the promised land.
Mount Of Olives; Many events happened on the Mount of Olives during Jesus’ time on earth. This is where Jesus went to pray before His crucifixion and from where he ascended into heaven. It is also where David escaped from His persecutor.
Mount Nebo; From this mountain Moses saw the promised land.
Mount Moriah; Where Abraham took Isaac to sacrifice him and where Solomon built God’s temple.
Mount of the Beatitude; The setting for Jesus’ most famous sermon.
GOD USED AND USES THE MOUNTAINS!!! I believe there are various mountains in all of our lives…There are those we can see and there are others may not be visible.
In the last two years, my husband and I have traveled to our friends cabin in Wellsboro quite a few times. I have said over and over again…it is where I find peace. In the mountains. People often say you are one or the other… a beach or a cabin in the woods person. Honestly, I choose the mountains but it’s not because I don’t like the beach. They are totally different. Even when God speaks of the ocean, …its often a “roar” or “rushing waves”…I guess that’s how I feel when I’m in front of it. When we visit the cabin, it’s quiet, I hear nature and trickling streams and oftentimes it’s as though I can hear for miles and miles.
I believe He wants us to notice the mountains. He wants us to understand how big, breathtaking and wonderful He made them. In Psalm 98:8 it says “Let the rivers clap their hands and the let mountains sing together for joy! In Isaiah 55:12 it says, “You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.” In Psalm 116;6 it says “the mountains will leap”!!!!
God is showing me so many things in the quiet moments. I want to understand the mountains more. I want Him to give me faith to see mountains moved both in my own life and others. He can and I know HE WILL!