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Monday, January 24, 2011

Can you move Mountains?

In the past week I have made it a goal to study about the Savior daily.  Ergo, I have done a lot of reading in the New Testament.  The phrase "O ye of little faith" is said multiple times in Matthew and has been on my mind.  Here is an example in Matthew 14, when Christ walks on water to his disciples:  
 25 And ain the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.
 26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.
 27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good acheer; it is I; be not afraid.
 28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.
 29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
 30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was aafraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
 31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little afaith, wherefore didst thou bdoubt?
  (emphasis added)

Peter, when focused on Christ, was able to do the "impossible" and walk on water.  There was nothing he wanted more than to be with Christ.  We too, can do the "impossible", if we have faith.  There just has to be nothing we want more.  Being with Christ should be the only thing on our minds.  The distractions around us can be hard to ignore.  Like for Peter, the wind can throw us off course and distract us.
A little later in Matthew it says "...If ye have bfaith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this cmountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be dimpossible unto you."  Have you ever seen a mustard seed?  It is tiny!  Starts off as this small seed and then grows into a large tree.  Such a small thing can become something great.  Our faith can be the same. 
 Even if we have "faith as a grain of mustard seed" we can move a mountain!  Now, not all of us have physical mountains that we need to move.  Our mountains may be a struggle within.  Something that blocks our sight and hinders our focus.  It may even be a physical temptation.  Whatever the struggle may be,  I know that having faith in Jesus Christ can help you.  Can you move mountains?  With the Lord, YES!

1 comment:

Sister Brook Kenemore said...

Great post sister Nestman! it's so true that if we just have faith the size of a mustard seed, it will grow so much! i just takes a little faith.

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