“Have faith in God,” . (Mark 11:22 NIV)
After the Triumphal Entry and before the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus had teaching moment with his disciples smack dab in the middle this history making week.
It is easy to miss.
Easy to misunderstand.
The disciples heard Jesus curse a fig tree on the way to cleanse the Temple.
The tree was advertising fruit with it’s full leaves but in reality had none.
Jesus is not a fan of false advertising.
On their way back, they saw that it had withered to its roots and was utterly dead.
It wasn’t a winter frost or harsh storm that killed the plant- it was words.
“Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. (Mark 11:22 NIV)
Then he followed it with an example they would understand:
“Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.” (Mark 11:23 NIV)
A “mountain” was used in that day to mean any insurmountable problem.
God can overcome any obstacle, no matter how big and immovable it seems. Jesus reveals the secret of his strength: “Have faith in God”.
Not faith in faith (simply believing whatever you want) or conjuring up a feeling in your heart but faith in God.
Friday’s Faith is simple but powerful.
It is for you.
Speak to your insurmountable obstacle with words of faith and confidence knowing that God can and will move the immoveable.