(NKJV): Matthew 17:20 = “…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”
(CEV): Matthew 17:20 = “…If you had faith no larger than a mustard seed, you could tell this mountain to move from here to there. And it would. Everything would be possible for you”
Paul writes, ‘Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen’ (Hebrews 11:1 NKJV). Observe the words ‘now faith’. Thank God for the Faith of our fathers; but for you to move the mountain that stands in your way, you need ‘now faith’. Jesus said, ‘If you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, “Move…and it will move’ (Matthew 17:20 NKJV). Your grandmother’s Faith may have moved her mountain, but it’s going to take your own Faith to move your ‘mountain’. We all have mountains in our lives, and God is Willing to move them. What’s the problem? Doubt! Other people’s opinions! Failure to understand God’s Word! Even though Jesus Gave His Disciples power to heal the sick, they were rendered helpless by a demon-possessed boy. ‘Why could we not cast the spirit out of him?’ they asked (see Matthew 17:19). Notice what Jesus told them:
Be willing to start small. A tiny ‘mustard seed’ can grow into something much bigger. Start where you are and believe God for ordinary, everyday things. When He Honours your Faith, thank Him and build on it.
Watch what you say. ‘If you have faith…you will say to this mountain…Move…and it will move’ Your words release the life-giving force of God’s Word, so line up what comes out of your mouth with what’s written in Scripture.
Be willing to do what’s needed. Some mountains need a little extra prayer or, in the case of this demon-possessed boy, the power that comes through fasting.
When you do what God’s Word Says, you will see mountains moved in your life.