Insurmountable Problems

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“Have faith in God,”
 Mark 11:22 NIV
Jesus had a teaching moment with his disciples smack dab in the middle of this history-making week (after the Triumphal Entry and before the garden of Gethsemane).
It is easy to miss and easy to misunderstand.
The disciples heard Jesus curse a fig tree on the way to cleanse the Temple.
The tree was advertising fruit with its 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 the words Jesus spoke to it.
He told them to “have faith in God”, then gave them 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 or 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, trusting God. 
Today, my friend, speak to your insurmountable obstacle with words of faith and confidence knowing that God can move the immovable.
He has given you words to speak, to pray, and to proclaim.
Speak them out, lift them up and proclaim that with God nothing is impossible.
Then put the outcome in God’s hands.

Insurmountable Obstacles

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Do you have an obstacle before you seems impossible to overcome?

When Jesus walked the earth the term
“mountain” was used in that day to mean an insurmountable problem.

““Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. 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 11:22, 23 NIV)

God can overcome any obstacle, move any mountain, no matter how big and immovable it seems.

It is not difficult for Him and does not weaken His strength. He is not worried about it and does not stress over doing it.

However, He will not force Himself on you or bully you into giving Him permission to move. He will not pry your fingers off it or come into the situation uninvited.

But He will come in when you invite Him too and He will move when you give Him room.

Jesus did not say “have faith in yourself”, he said: “Have faith in God”.

Put your faith in God.

Speak to your mountains with that faith and watch God do the impossible and move the immoveable.