MOUNTAIN MOVER

Scripture Reading: Matthew 17:14-23
 
“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’” (Matthew 17:20-21).
 
A country church had just completed its new building and, in about 10 days, planned to move in. The local building inspector dropped by to sign off on the building and noticed they did not have enough paved parking. He said they could not occupy the building until they added the necessary parking. This was a problem, as all the land around the church had been paved, and they had no more land — only a mountain behind the church. Plus they had no funds left to pay for the added parking. The last Sunday in their old premises, the pastor announced that the new building would open as planned the next Sunday. He shared the problem they had, and said they would meet for prayer that evening to present the problem before the Lord, and to pray for the mountain to be removed. About 24 people showed up that evening and prayed for 4 hours.
 
Early the next week, only a few days before the opening, a truck pulled up in front of the pastor’s office. A contractor stepped out and walked inside. He explained that he was one of the builders at the new mall, and they were short several truckloads of fill dirt. He asked if it would be possible to take some from the mountain behind the church. They would pay for it and pave the area they removed for free. The preacher could hardly believe what he was hearing. He immediately recognized that God had answered prayer. He agreed to the terms presented by the contractor, and the next Sunday, they opened the new church with two nicely paved parking lots filled to capacity. Word spread that God had moved the mountain.
 
Whatever the mountain is in your life today, God can move it. He is still a mountain mover. The promise here in Matthew 17:20-21 can hold true for you as it held true for this pastor and his congregation. Trust Him. and the mountain will be removed.

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