Our church, Elevation, writes and composes their own music. One of our favorite songs is called “Do It Again”. So many people lift their hands in worship during the song, especially during the chorus. Here are the lyrics:
“I’ve seen you move
You move the mountains
And I believe
I’ll see you do it again,
You made a way,
When there was no way
And I believe,
I’ll see you do it again”
We can all relate to that song. Somewhere along the way, you’ve had a mountain in your path and you saw God move it (I’m assuming you have, or you wouldn’t be on this distribution list lol). Maybe the issue was related to finances, a relationship, insecurities…but it was something!
What was revealed to me one morning driving to work is that God will almost always move our mountains – not remove them. Why is that? Think about it, God has all power in His hands and is the creator of the universe, right? Why can’t God just get rid of the mountain instead of move it? Shouldn’t He just zap it and make it disappear? I mean, He’s God! Well, you can write Him “zapping it” out of the script like Phaedra from Housewives.
But seriously, that wouldn’t be God. I think He purposely wants to reveal to us His power and make us remember what He’s brought us through. If He eliminated the mountain, we’d have no idea about His goodness and how He works through us. He’d be our crutch instead of our source.
In Matthew 17:20 Jesus talked about not having enough faith. He told the disciples, “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there, and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.”
Faith. That’s all it takes for our mountains to move. Yeah, it’d be easy to make them vanish, but faith isn’t easy. It does, however, give us the power to get through whatever obstacle in our life and get through to the other side. Bottom line, He wants us to grow our faith in Him.
So this week’s challenge is to stop expecting God to remove your mountains but instead face them head on with your growing faith. You don’t need a lot, just the size of a mustard seed will do to get you started. But remember faith isn’t a magic potion and will require you to put in work. Whatever you put in is what you’ll get out.
And remember if He did it before He will do it again!