“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 (NIV)
Have you ever been in a spot in your life when you have just said, “Lord, I don’t know what to do, please help me!”?
This was me after service today, as I came to the end of myself and stopped trying to do things on my own. I asked Holy Spirit to guide me. I feel as though, often our prayers are almost scripted. They almost become routine, when we should be transparent with Abba 24/7. He knows what we are going to say before we say it, he knows what we need before we ask, and knows us better than we know ourselves. He created us!
“Acknowledge that the Lord is God!
He made us, and we are his.
We are his people, the sheep of his pasture.” -Psalm 100:3
Instead of focusing on the mountain before us, we should be focused on God and his strength, not trying to do things on our own. We will become weary relying on our flesh to fight the battle. When we really should be giving these burdens to God because he cares.
“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” -1 Peter 5:7
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” -Matthew 11:28-30
Instead of focusing on the mountain before us, we should be declaring biblical truth and shouting who we are in Christ at anything we know isn’t from our Father. satan and his little minons tremble at the name of Jesus.
“The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!” -Luke 10:17
We got back home and were talking about the set of circumstances that we have been faced with and randomly worship music began to play out of nowhere. (Thanks Abba! Perfect timing as always!) Instead of looking at the mountain we should be praising him through the storm. Our circumstances may change, but there is one thing that remains the same, God!
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”-Hebrews 13:8
This brings me to the rest of Psalm 100…
“Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth!
Worship the Lord with gladness.
Come before him, singing with joy.
Acknowledge that the Lord is God!
He made us, and we are his.
We are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving;
go into his courts with praise.
Give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good.
His unfailing love continues forever,
and his faithfulness continues to each generation.” -Psalm 100
Instead of complaining about what is before us, we should be acknowledging the circumstances he has brought us out of before. We should be praising him with an attitude of thanksgiving. The enemy gets pleasure out of us looking at the mountain and spewing death. Don’t let him get the glory in your life instead of God! We know because we love God, and want his will, not our own, that everything will turn out for the good through every single circumstance. (Romans 8:28)
It’s easier said than done! I know, because I’m preaching to myself. Anything I write in my posts are things that I have dealt with or are currently dealing with. You’re never alone!
- Are you looking at your circumstances or are you looking at God?
- Are you declaring biblical truth?
- Do you know the authority you have inside of you? “Look, I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy, and you can walk among snakes and scorpions and crush them. Nothing will injure you. But don’t rejoice because evil spirits obey you; rejoice because your names are registered in heaven.”-Luke 10:19-20
- Are you praising God through the storm?
- Are you using the past blessings to help you get through?
This is just some of the things Holy Spirit has laid on my heart today. The enemy likes us to look at our circumstances instead of God because he knows what happens to him in the end. The battle is already won!