Thursday, October 29, 2009

Why "Moving Mountains"

I never thought I would ever have the inclination to blog . . . but here I sit, wanting to share my life with the world through words. Or at least try. So, why did I title my blog "Moving Mountains"? For several reasons . . .

First, my husband and I were just reading through a chapter in Mark the other day and came across this verse where Jesus says: "Truly I say to you, 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 him. Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you."

As we have been praying for certain things for our future we were struck with this statement and began to wonder what true faith was. Mountains don't move easily, living in Colorado Springs and seeing Pikes Peak every day certainly reminds me of that. But then why does Christ use a mountain as an example of faith? Does he really mean that we can do the impossible through him by faith?

Secondly, at this point in life, Chris and I are packing up our one bedroom apartment and moving to California . . . by faith. We don't have jobs, we don't have a house, we don't know what will come next; we just know that we need to move. But as we continue to pray, believing we have the things we request, we have seen God provide in interesting and powerful ways.

Lastly, to remind myself (and perhaps others) to live by faith and seek God for the impossible. aka: moving mountains!

I hope to record those faith stories here in the days to come! (Watch out for moving mountains!)

No comments: