This is certainly one of those impromptu, unplanned, quickly written posts. But, I felt the need to post it. I know someone out there needs this same encouragement. Go move mountains today, command them to jump into the sea because they fear the power you have in the name of Jesus.
Ever since I can remember, I have prayed very specific, very big prayers. Not that I bank on the Lord responding to every crazy thing I dream up and ask for him to make happen, but that when he DOES respond, my faith is that much more affirmed there is in fact a God because there is no other way such a thing could happen other than by the work of his hand. For example, when I was about 13 years old, I asked for God to make me sick to my stomach with every boy I ever dated until I met my husband. (INSANE, I know.) And, of course, God responded. I literally came home nauseous every single date, with the nicest boys majority of the time, but I just couldn’t get myself to fall in love. I knew deep down, it wasn’t my husband so it wasn’t worth the time. This doesn’t mean I nailed the whole he’s not your husband, stop dating him thing, which came with its own set of complications and heartache. But, none the less, I lived nauseous 90% of the time as I tried to fight the feeling in an effort to be a “normal teen.”
I believe wholeheartedly that God delights in our prayers and what we come to ask him for. It’s like a Dad hearing their little girl ask for everything they come across, everything that their little minds can comprehend, and he gets a good giggle hearing all of their heart’s dreams and desires. But, often, the dad will hear what the little girl wants and make it happen. And, 9 times out of 10, it will be presented far better and far more logical than we even knew to ask for. I believe in the scripture, “Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” This is found in Mark 11:24. In Mark 11:22, it says if you believe, then when you command the mountain to jump into the sea, it will comply. I read this verse again this morning and I let it settle in my spirit. I have read this verse over and over before, but it hit me a little differently today. I have always read the part about ask and you shall receive, that’s easy right? But commanding the mountain into the sea- that’s a new part for me to focus on.
What this verse tells us is that the mountains we face, the things come across that seem impossible to move, if we love God and command that mountain to flee, it will respond because it has to in the name and the power we carry with the name of Jesus Christ.
Too heavy? Too spiritual? I am just getting started.
We have the power to command what tries to stop us, what hurts us, what seems immovable to not only move but run and jump into the sea. Satan flees at the name of Jesus, right? Yes. So how beautiful that in that same name we can move mountains by verbalizing our desires, hopes, and desperate pleas. This is a new perspective of the context of this verse entirely. Yes, I throw crazy prayers up on the daily. This past week, I literally almost passed out, fell to my knees in shock, at some of the prayers that were answered and responded to by my blind faith and taking seemingly insane leaps, trusting that God could do it despite how crazy. But, I think I am fearful and hesitant when it comes to commanding the mountains of brokenness, anxiety, and generational sin to jump into the sea. Surely I can’t say “leave” to those. That’s work only God can do. True, it is work only God can do. But if we believe, it is by his power we can tell it to end. We hear it said that a relationship is a two way street. This is applicable too in your relationship with God, and some things take action on our part. It means not only believing on the inside, but verbalizing and speaking the power of Jesus into all areas of your life.
I pray you command the mountains in your life to jump into the sea today. They jump into the sea and crumble because the name and power of Jesus is that strong. Be encouraged, be bold, and feel the strength you have available to you today.
You are loved so so deeply. Happy Friday.