Hello everyone happy sunday hope you had a restful weekend?
Mountains are significant in the Bible and not only does scripture use them in a physical sense but scripture also uses mountains in a symbolic and prophetic sense as well.
When you’re on a mountain top you think of yourself as being closer to God due to being so far above sea level. There are many people in the bible that encountered God on mountain tops.
What’s the point of praying if we do not believe what we are praying about will come to pass? God wants us to expect His promises, provision, protection, and deliverance when we pray for them.
Sometimes we pray without any faith at all. First, we doubt the love of God and then we doubt that God can answer us. God isn’t happy when His children doubt Him and His love. Scripture teaches us that “Nothing is too hard for the Lord.” A little faith goes a long way.
Most times we struggle with believing God when we have been waiting for years for a particular thing to come to pass. Sometimes I say to myself that my faith is probably too small. But what did Jesus say about having faith?
Let’s see some awesome mountain verses to encourage you in whatever season that you may be in.
Matthew 21:21–22 Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”
Mark 11:23 “Truly I tell you that if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and has no doubt in his heart but believes that it will happen, it will be done for him.”
James 1:6 “But he must ask in faith, without doubting, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.”
God knows when we are going through trials and tribulations. God is greater, stronger, and more powerful than the mountains in your life. No matter how burdensome your mountain might be, trust in the Creator of the of heaven and earth because he’s beautiful for every situation.
Nahum 1:5 “The mountains quake before him and the hills melt away. The earth trembles at his presence, the world and all who live in it.”
Psalm 97:5–6 “The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth. The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all peoples see his glory.”
Psalm 46:1–3 “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.”
Habakkuk 3:6 “When he stops, the earth shakes. When he looks, the nations tremble. He shatters the everlasting mountains and levels the eternal hills. He is the Eternal One!
Isaiah 54:10 “For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake, But My lovingkindness will not be removed from you, And My covenant of peace will not be shaken,” Says the Lord who has compassion on you.”
Get alone with God on the mountain
The mountains are a wonderful place for solitude. In the bible Jesus separated Himself from others and went on a mountain top to be alone with His Father. We should imitate His prayer life. In our daily lives, there is so much noise. We have to learn to get alone with God and enjoy Him. When we are alone with Him we learn to hear His voice and our heart begins to turn from the world and aligns with the heart of Christ.
Many of us don’t live in mountainous areas and mountains are not some magic place where we will automatically experience God. It’s not about the place it’s about the heart and how we relate with God. When you decide to go somewhere to be alone with God you are saying, “I want You and nothing else and that moment you are on the mountain because you will be closer, free of distractions and also hear Him clearly”. The mountain is a place of quietness, a place where we hear, see and receive what God is saying to us. The mountain is a place where battles are won before they are fought.
Create your own spiritual mountain
Mark 1:35 “Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.”
Luke 5:16 “Yet He frequently withdrew to the wilderness to pray.”
Psalm 121:1–2 “1 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help? My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth”.
Thanks for stopping by and as you go about your activities this week, I pray every negative mountain in your life shall be made low, the crooked shall be made straight and the rough places plain in Jesus name.