When prayer and faith are aligned, miracles can happen to you, your family and to anyone you are praying for. Unfortunately, when doubt creeps into your mind, your prayers often become cries for help that go unanswered. Despite witnessing countless miracles performed by Jesus, his disciples regularly failed to move the mountains that were standing in their way. This is the topic that inspired Corey Voss’ song God Who Moves Mountains.
When the disciples saw it, they marveled greatly and asked, How is it that the fig tree has withered away all at once? 21 And Jesus answered them, Truly I say to you, if you have faith (a [n]firm relying trust) and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, Be taken up and cast into the sea, it will be done. 22 And whatever you ask for in prayer, having faith and [really] believing, you will receive, Matthew 21:20-22.
As my sister Kathie battles ovarian cancer, I’m trying to remove all doubt from my mind. As I cask God to regenerate red and white blood cells within Kathie’s body to suffocate and kill all cancer cells, I’m praying for a miracle. I’m claiming Jesus’ promise in the passage above to move the mountain of cancer, to do the impossible from a scientific standpoint. Join me in the quest to move the mountains standing in your own way in 2023 so that miracles flow via the power of the Holy Spirit, 2 Peter 1:3-4.
by Jay Mankus