Matthew 21:21-22 “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. And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.”
Seems simple, doesn’t it?
We often miss the key element – faith.
It is why we marvel at those who go forward where we would hesitate. They step into unknown realms and believe that God will protect them. They dare ask God for things and to do things we shrink from.
Why is that?
Because we do not know Him like we should. We think that salvation is enough. We have our fire insurance… what more do I need?
Adversity comes and we cry out not knowing whether or not God even hears us let alone cares. Our adversary begins to cast a shadow of doubt on our lack of knowledge and pressures us into thinking we are less than what God says we are.
I am a child of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. I have been granted access to His throne room – I am told to come boldly.
Hebrews 4:16 “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”
I have an advocate to go for me.
1 John 2:1-2 “My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.”
I am promised that all my needs will be met.
Philippians 4:19 “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
I have had mountains of trouble that have moved for me. I didn’t always believe that God could move them, but trusting His Word, I went forward with a mustard seed sized faith and saw miraculous things happen!
As you begin your day, or if it is near its end, will you trust your Heavenly father to supply all your needs. We need to remind ourselves daily of the blessings we have already received at His hand.
When upon life’s billows you are tempest-tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord has done.
And yes, it will surprise us what the Lord has done!