Throw That Mountain

Matthew 21:18-22(NIV)

18 Early in the morning, as Jesus was on his way back to the city, he was hungry. 19 Seeing a fig tree by the road, he went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. Then he said to it, “May you never bear fruit again!” Immediately the tree withered.

20 When the disciples saw this, they were amazed. “How did the fig tree wither so quickly?” they asked.

21 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. 22 If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”

Relationships require communications from both parties in order for it to work out well.  When we speak to somebody, we do expect them to listen.  Otherwise, it wouldn’t make sense to continue talking to that person. It is a waste of time when we notice that the person that you are speaking to is looking at their phone or looking elsewhere.  Prayer is the same in that it is a two-way communication with God.

God talks to us through the Bible and we talk to God through prayer.  We cannot see God so it requires that we all have faith when we pray. Jesus makes a point that we need to faith and not doubt when we pray to God.  He says that if we believe, we will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.  Already, I’m struggling to believe the part that we can ask that the mountain to be thrown into the sea and it will be done for us.  We’re challenged to ask for the tough stuff to be done and not just the basic everyday needs that God provides to us anyway.

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