What’s your one thing?
Well, let me back up for a minute.
The other morning I woke up with this thought on my heart and mind…
End the Year with 40 Days of Mountain Moving Prayers
I’ve finally realized that the Lord often wakes me with a prompting because it’s one of the few times during the day that my head isn’t full of thoughts racing around like a toddler on a sugar high.
That morning’s prompt challenged me to pray bold prayers every day for the last 40 days of the year.
Which is why I began with the question … what’s your one thing?
What’s that thing you’ve been praying for as long as you can remember. And if you’re honest, it’s that thing you’ve prayed for so long you’ve started to lose hope.
I have one! Really, I have more than one. And I’ll bet you do too.
Maybe you’ve prayed for…
A loved one to know and love Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
The chronic pain that is limiting you to end.
The broken relationship with a parent, child, sibling, or friend to be healed.
The job opportunity that you long for to finally come along.
A church family where you can feel like you finally belong.
The healing of a loved one who needs a miracle.
Or maybe your prayer is for…
A stronger faith.
Or courage and strength.
Maybe your one thing is something else, some burden that’s always with you … just below the surface.
You need a mountain to be moved!
There is an account in the Gospels where Jesus had revealed His divinity to Peter, James, and John through a literal “mountaintop” experience. And as they stepped back into ministry, they were encountered by a father pleading for his son. Jesus challenge to them all was…
“You don’t have enough faith, I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.” Matthew 17:20
I’ve always felt convicted by those words as I’m well aware that I fall short of having “enough” faith for the impossible.
Mark fleshed it out with a few more details…
“One of the men in the crowd spoke up and said, “Teacher, I brought my son so You could heal him. He is possessed by an evil spirit that won’t let him talk. And whenever this spirit seizes him, it throws him violently to the ground. Then he foams at the mouth and grinds his teeth and becomes rigid. So I asked your disciples to cast out the evil spirit, but they couldn’t do it … Have mercy on us and help us, if You can. v. 17–18, 22
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve entered the heavenly throne room feeling helpless and hopeless praying, “Have mercy on me and help me, if You can.”
And every time, Jesus reply is the same…
“What do you mean, ‘If I can’?” Jesus asked. “Anything is possible if a person believes.” v. 23
Anything is possible! Even mountain moving.
Yet, like the father pleading for his son, my cry is …
“Lord, I believe. Please help me overcome my unbelief.” v. 24
Oh, how I want anything is possible mountain moving faith. I want to go into 2019 completely surrendered, watching for miracles. I want to fully trust that when mountains move in my life, it’s not the size of my faith but the greatness of God that made it happen.
You see, anything is possible!
But mountain moving faith isn’t about you or me…
Mountain moving faith is about trusting that God is sovereign and completely in control. Mountain moving faith is keeping our focus on Jesus, “Our faith comes from Him and He is the One Who makes it perfect.” (Hebrews 12:2 NLV)
Too often I feel like there’s something I need to do to have mountain moving faith. I need to spend more time studying the Bible or praying without ceasing. I need to be more obedient or do more ministry.
And although those things are all great and certainly bless my relationship with the Lord and His people, I wonder if maybe anything is possible mountain moving faith is as simple as asking, seeking, and knocking…
“Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7
And that’s why I’m inviting you to join me for 40 days beginning this Thursday…
I want to ask, seek, and knock.
I want to Pray 40 Days of Mountain Moving Prayers.
Every day from November 22nd through December 31st, I’m going to share a 2-minute post that will inspire you to keep praying bold prayers for your one thing.
♥ We will ask God for mountain moving faith.
♥ We will seek Him through the verses of Scripture.
♥ We will knock on the door of the heavenly throne room in prayer.
I would love for you to subscribe to Counting My Blessings, if you haven’t already, so you can receive the link each morning in your inbox.
I know! This is the busiest time of the year and I’m asking you to sign up for one more thing but I promise this will only be a 2- minute a day commitment…
Honestly, I think I’m a little crazy to be committing to writing every day right now. But God is inviting us into something I believe will be life-changing.
I believe we are going to see mountains move.
Because I believe … with God everything and anything is possible.
So, let’s ask and seek and knock … and watch what only God can do when we go to Him with anything is possible mountain moving prayers.
You can subscribe here!
Subscribe to Blog via Email
I LOVE hearing from you! Please take a minute to say ‘hi’ and share your thoughts in the comments below.
Leave your prayer requests…
and stop to pray one or two of the requests listed.
And if this article blessed or helped you today — would you share it with someone?
Send it to a friend, family member, coworker, or share it through the links below…
Imagine what God will do as His people come to Him in faith and prayer!