Jesus uttered today’s Weekend Wisdom to his disciples after they could not heal the demon possessed boy – talk about poor customer service! Then the father escalated the situation up to the man he knew could cast out the demon harming his son.
After casting out the demon, Jesus told His disciples in private why they could not cast out the demon.
He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
Jesus Christ Matthew 17:20 New International Version (NIV)
So what mountains in your life have you not been able to move?
In the book Draw the Circle, The 40 Day Prayer Challenge, author Mark Batterson reminds us to speak to the mountain about our God. (Day 14)
After all, it took only one little stone from David’s slingshot to take out the “mountain” Goliath who used fear to keep the Israelites shaking in their boots. David had faith in his God and told Goliath
“You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.” 1 Samuel 17:45 (NIV)
Imagine the mountains you will move after developing faith the size of a mustard seed.
I am writing this mini-review after being told I will have a new position at work. Learning something new is great and I am all for it. However, it is what I will be learning that has me anxious.
When I went through the book deciding what quote to feature when I came upon these words in chapter ten.
Say “God Can, and I will Rest in That”
Since the beginning of Lent, I have been sowing Isaiah 43:19 as my daily prayer because my life and job have seemed stale and I’ve felt stuck in the muck.
“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”
After today’s announcement at work, I need to work on seeing new faith in me and my abilities and faith that God knows what He is doing with my career. “God can, and I will rest in that” is going to be my mantra as I learn the ropes of this new position.
Yes, God, I see you not only doing a new thing in my life and career but also prepping me to be Battle Ready.
Whether it is the Coronavirus upsetting you, being quarantined with the hubby and kids for 14 days, experiencing a temporary layoff because of the virus, or some other fear, both Fear Fighting and Battle Ready will help you deal with this unsettling time.
The truth is you’re moving from glory to glory.
Kelly Balarie Battle Ready, Train Your Mind To Conquer Challenges, Defeat Doubt, and Live Victoriously pg 171
The Legal Pad – All Links are non affiliate. However, I was privileged to be a part of Kelly’s launch team for both books. I did receive a free copy of Fear Fighting and Battle Ready.