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. (Mark 11:23)
Speaking to Mountains
Speaking to mountains in Mark 11:23 is a metaphorical way to teach us the power of our words. Like God, we create with our words; which means we can also fix, restore, replace, increase, repurpose, redefine, and rescript with our words. Instead of saying what is, say what should be. Our words are spirit and more powerful than the biggest, most impossible natural reality. Doubt not. Believe those things you say will come to pass, and you will have whatsoever you say!
What does Jesus say about this? Let’s look at the well-known scripture portion in Mark, chapter 11:
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. And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. Verses 22–25
Dear God, thank you for Your promise that no matter how big the problem is that I am facing, I can have what I say if I believe it in my heart. Holy Spirit, fill my heart with God’s love and forgiveness toward those who have hurt me, so that my faith will not be hindered. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.
This devotional is excerpted from Dr. Veronica Winston’s book, 100 Simple Ways to Connect with God. To order this convenient, pocket-size book that will help you develop a closer walk with God, click here.