Mark 11:23 says” Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.
Yesterday’s Bible Trivia Question: The tribe of Israel, how many are there? The answer is 12.
Mount Everest also known in Nepal as Sagarmāthā and in Tibet as Chomolungma, is Earth’s highest mountain. It is located in the Mahalangur mountain range in Nepal and Tibet. Its peak is 8,848 metres above sea level. The international border between China and Nepal runs across Everest’s precise summit point.
If you’ve seen the movie, it tells the story of men and women who climbs this mountain, as they climb it they run into some hard times, the air on top of this mountain is not design for human beings. And though they came prepared they still faced difficulties. Some of their crew died some actually made it to the top. And still to this day man is still trying to conquer this mountain regardless if the outcome could be death.
What drove these men and women to want to even try to climb this mountain? In our lives we have mountains in which we have to climb, and there is something or someone who drives us to take on such a mountain bigger then who we are. Unfortunately, we forget about praising God for getting us over life’s everyday mountains. There’s a song called “For Every Mountain” I took the liberty to add some of the lyrics to today’s devotion.
“For every mountain you brought me over, I’ve got so much to thank God for. For waking me up this morning for so many open doors, for starting me on my way. For letting me see the sunlight of a brand new day, for being my provider, so many times You met my needs, so many times You rescued me, that’s why I praise You. For every mountain You brought me over, for every trial you’ve seen me through.”
When your climbing your mountain and the air begins to feel thin take out your oxygen which is the promises of God and breathe it. God sees you on your mountain, He has not left your side, He’s still carrying you up that mountain. It’s in the moments when the mountain becomes unbearable that God is stretching your muscles and limbs, which you have never used before, when your heart rate is racing its God who is changing your heart, by breaking up your unhealthy soil to make it useful for producing.
And so the next time you feel that you aren’t cut out for this, remember it’s God who says “Yes” this mountain is for a purpose and you will not be defeated. No one enjoys hard times, but if God gave us sunshine everyday, we wouldn’t praise or serve Him. This is why God says a little rain must fall. AMEN?
Today’s Bible Question is: What is faith?