I am this mountain


*** If you are in the middle of something threatening, something too big to handle, something that means you may be hurt by words that will be critical … Please turn away from this post.   The words that follow are written with love (and for) “hindsight” (and with nothing major in my life right now). 

So if this moment is too much for you to handle – then these words are not for you.  We are connected and you are loved right now more than you can know, but please read no further.  Thank you. 

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Knees please

A nice rhyming couplet that used to impress me.  Now it makes me wonder.

Knees please.

I wonder if we have taken “prayer” and made it another science and logic.

How much prayer water would it take to float that Ark?  I dunno – but it would need a really big prayer flood.   So one little prayer raincloud wouldn’t be enough?  No way!  One little prayer raincloud might dampen the outside but no way would it float that boat.  How many prayers rainclouds then, do you think?  Well – the whole world sky – and really focused praying full rain clouds – and prayer rain that kept pleading falling everywhere for ages and ages – then that might be enough.

“I need prayer warriors … I need people who can change things.“  

I need people who can change things.  People who have the ear of God.  People who God listens to.

Is “that” really it … ?

Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?”  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 17:19-20

I have learned that ”this mountain” is not the mountain.  And faith is not a tank of spiritual gas that needs filling up again and again.  I am “this mountain”.  And faith is life.

Life as in … I am alive.   Faith as in … I am faith. 

Except we all know someone who is only “living half a life” – so too with “faith”.  I may be only “faithing half a faith”.

“Why couldn’t we drive it out?”

Is the last person you want on their knees for you!  Likely to make God stone-deaf to anyone asking on my behalf.  So no chance of a positive outcome now!

“Why couldn’t we drive it out?”

Because this kind of problem needs a flash mob on their knees at the same time.  This is a biggie and it needs a biggie response!  Re-tweet it please: “Knees please – now!”

“Why couldn’t we drive it out?”

Because we need a World Day of Prayer!  We need the whole world on their knees in rotation for a whole twenty-four hours!  God will really have to take notice of that!

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.

I think my prayer does change things.  I think my prayer changes me.  And I know that if I change me – I can move any mountain.  Because I know I can do and be whatever it takes.

But if prayer needs a flash mob on their knees at the same time for five minutes without anyone changing – isn’t that leaning on God for a result – and isn’t that a party trick – and how much do party tricks change me (other than a momentary: “WOW!  How did He do that”)? 

AND if He doesn’t deliver (as I was taught He will) then He isn’t the God I was taught He is – so I cannot believe in Him any more.

Bad religion again?

I CAN move mountains if I believe I AM the mountain AND that “faithing to the full” is NOT just belief or prayer.

“Faithing to the full” is living to the full without any party trick in mind … living without seeing where this is going … where it’s leading … whether it’s “producing the right result” (I want)

Faithing to the full is faith without measure.

And “faithing without measure TOGETHER” – each changing their OWN mountain – means we all get a miracle (with hindsight) – AND rarely the same one.

And isn’t THAT what moving “this mountain” is all about …

My – your – very own miracle?

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