He (Jesus) 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)
Extending the kingdom of heaven to earth definitely requires being more than a conqueror. At times, it requires us to be able to do what seems impossible. Jesus reminds you in these words in Matthew that you have been seized for the impossible! In fact, you have been seized to be a mountain mover. How will you move mountains of extreme material poverty, injustice, greed, spiritual darkness, and so much more? Through your very small faith in a very big God. If you embrace Jesus’ wonderful vision of the kingdom of heaven on earth, stop and think about what the kingdom of heaven is like, and then commit to extending that kind of kingdom to earth, you will see these mountains move. How? Through God’s amazing power at work in the midst of your all-too-tiny faith. Don’t dwell on how much faith you do or don’t have. Step out embracing the power of God to be at work in and through you to move these mountains that are in the way of His kingdom coming to earth. As Jesus said, nothing will be impossible for you!
Jesus has seized you to be a mountain mover!
This is the second in the “Seized to Be More Than A Conqueror” series of blog posts.