We can't do anything else
until we get the dirt in and allow it to settle properly."
The little church was dedicated the next Sunday as originally planned and
there were far more members with "mountain moving faith" on opening Sunday
than there had been the previous week!
Would you have shown up for that prayer meeting?
If you need an answer to a problem or have a mountain
that needs to be removed, you need to get on your knees or go into your
prayer closet and pray and seek the Lord.
And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
Rather, the expression Jesus uses was a common colloquialism of that day; to a Jew of Jesusâ day, a mountain is a metaphor signifying a seemingly impossible task.
Faith that can move mountains is not meant to imply a faith that can literally move literal mountains.
The point Jesus was making is that even a little bit of faith—faith the size of a tiny mustard seed—can overcome mountainous obstacles in our lives.
Undaunted, the pastor announced the next
Sunday morning that he would meet that evening with all members who
had "mountain moving faith." They would hold a prayer session asking God
to remove the mountain from the back yard and to somehow provide enough
money to have it paved and painted before the scheduled opening dedication
service the following week.
At the appointed time, 24 of the congregation's 300 members assembled for
God is looking for your Faith,
and when He sees that you are not trusting in yourself, but in Him, then
that's when God is pleased and will resolve whatever problem you bring
God is faithful to answer, when we are faithful to trust in Him to do it.
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Mark 11:23-24 Jesus declares "For verily I say unto you, That whosoever
shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the
sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things
which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray,
believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them."
1 Corinthians 2:9 "But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard,
neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath
prepared for them that love him."
Psalm 118:5-9 "I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me,
and set me in a large place.
In the context of Matthew 17, Jesus rebukes the disciples for their weak faith and says that even if they had mustard seed-sized faith, they could command the mountain to move.
I hope this story strengths your faith.
FAITH CAN MOVE MOUNTAINS
A small congregation in the foothills of the Great Smokies built a new
sanctuary on a piece of land willed to them by a church member.
fear - what does the Bible say?
Can faith really move mountains?
"Faith Can Move Mountains" and "The Ruby and the Pearl" were somewhat less successful, but still lodged in the Top 30, as did the B-sides "Funny (Not Much)" and "I'm Never Satisfied." The only one of the eight songs not to earn a chart placing was "A Weaver of Dreams," the B-side of the single "Wine, Women and Song." In 1963, Capitol expanded Eight Top Pops into the 12" LP Top Pops by adding two tracks at the end of either side of the original release.
In particular, with , I hope that people will leave theaters full of hope, faith, and love. I believe art has the power to heal and bring people together. All of that exists in “Little Boy”. It surpasses those elements that are important for me to share with the audience. I am doing this not just to make movies, but to spark a movement of love, a movement of hope through the expression of art. Through art we can elevate the intellect toward what is good, beautiful, and true.
Verastegui: My main role was to produce the movie. I had a cameo which Alejandro [Monteverde] wrote for me, and he told me it would require an external transformation. I shaved my head, put on some glasses and I gave life to Fr. Crispin. I have a small cameo, but my main scene is an important one because it sends a message to Pepper. Fr. Crispin instills the message that if Pepper has faith the size of a mustard seed, he can move a mountain! The entire movie is about living this message; this story is about helping to believe in the impossible.