Mountain Moving Faith
Some people think Faith comes from Miracles, but others know Miracles also come from Faith.
A small Congregation in the foothills of the Great Smokies built a beautiful new Sanctuary ( simulated picture ) on a piece of land willed to them by a Church member. Ten days before the new Church was to open, the local building Inspector informed the Pastor that the parking lot was inadequate for the size of the building. Until the Church doubled the size of the parking lot they would be unable to use the new Sanctuary.
Unfortunately, the Church with its undersized parking lot had used every inch of their land except for the mountain against which it had been built. In order to build more parking spaces, they would have to move the mountain out of the back yard.
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, two dozen of the Congregation’s members assembled for prayer. They prayed for nearly three hours.
At ten o’clock the pastor said the final “Amen”. “We’ll open next Sunday as scheduled”, he assured everyone. “God has never let us down before, and I believe He will be faithful this time, too.”
The next morning as he was working in his study there came a loud knock at his door. When he called “come in”, a rough-looking construction foreman appeared, removing his hard hat as he entered.
“Excuse me Reverend. I’m from Acme Construction Company over in the next county. We’re building a huge new Shopping Mall over there and we need some fill dirt. Would you be willing to sell us a chunk of that mountain behind the Church? We’ll pay for the dirt we remove and pave all the exposed area free of charge, if we can have it right away.
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?….. Faith comes from Miracles and Miracles come from Faith!
By Nancy L. Dorner, from “A Double Dose of God’s Vitamin C for the Spirit”
Jesus said in John 14:11 Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me also, or at least believe on the evidence of the Miracles themselves.
It’s sad how some like to explain away Miracles without any real confirmation, only what they believe or have been told but we remember even though someone once said Hope is the Denial of reality, Hope is always based in reality, although its reality is only seen by those who have Faith.
Ephesians 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all Saints. KJV
Mark 11:22-24 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. 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. (KJV)
Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible.
God’s Blessings now and Always – Anne.