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49th -- Faith Can Move Mountains


This is a good story that shows the power of prayer and faith. God is 
able to do above all that we can ask or even think (Ephesians 3:20) and 
will do it when we stand strong on His word and have faith that He will do 
what His word says He will do. Always be encouraged and know that when 
you feel overwhelmed with life's problems, the Lord is always available to 
reach out and help. Simply call out to Him in faith believing and ask for 
it. (Mark 11:23)

I hope this story strengths your faith.


A small congregation in the foothills of the Great Smokies built a new 
sanctuary on a piece of land willed to them by a church member. Ten days 
before the new church was to open, the local building inspector informed 
the pastor that the parking lot was inadequate for the size of the 
building. Until the church doubled the size of the parking lot, they 
would not be able to use the new sanctuary. Unfortunately, the church with 
its undersized lot had used every inch of their land except for the 
mountain against which it had been built. 

In order to build more parking spaces, they would have to move the 
mountain out of the back yard. Undaunted, the pastor announced the next 
Sunday morning that he would meet that evening with all members who 
had "mountain moving faith." They would hold a prayer session asking God 
to remove the mountain from the back yard and to somehow provide enough 
money to have it paved and painted before the scheduled opening dedication 
service the following week. 

At the appointed time, 24 of the congregation's 300 members assembled for 
prayer. They prayed for nearly three hours. At ten o'clock the pastor said 
the final "Amen". "We'll open next Sunday as scheduled," he assured 
everyone. "God has never let us down before, and I believe He will be 
faithful this time too." The next morning as he was working in his study 
there came a loud knock at his door. When he called "come in", a rough 
looking construction foreman appeared, removing his hard hat as he 
entered. "Excuse me, Reverend. I'm from Acme Construction Company over in 
the next county. We're building a huge shopping mall. We need some fill 
dirt. Would you be willing to sell us a chunk of that mountain behind the 
church? We'll pay you for the dirt we remove and pave all the exposed area 
free of charge if we can have it right away. We can't do anything else 
until we get the dirt in and allow it to settle properly."

The little church was dedicated the next Sunday as originally planned and 
there were far more members with "mountain moving faith" on opening Sunday 
than there had been the previous week!

Author Unknown

Would you have shown up for that prayer meeting? Some people say faith 
comes from miracles. But others know: MIRACLES COME FROM FAITH!

When Jesus cursed the fig tree in Mark 11:14, He said it and moved on to 
Jerusalem where He overthrew the moneychangers for doing business in the 
temple. When they walked back that way the following day and His 
disciples saw that the fig tree was dried up from the root and asked Jesus 
how He did it; Jesus did not give them some sermon or lecture about how He 
did it. He simply said "Have Faith in God" (Mark 11:22). 

Whatever situation you are facing in your life and you are not able to 
resolve it. Give it to God and have Faith that He will solve the 
problem. We sometimes take for granted the power that we have when we 
pray. This is the communication line between us and God Almighty. Jesus 
never said "if you pray", but five times He said "When you pray" 
(Matthew 6:5-7). If you need an answer to a problem or have a mountain 
that needs to be removed, you need to get on your knees or go into your 
prayer closet and pray and seek the Lord. God is looking for your Faith, 
and when He sees that you are not trusting in yourself, but in Him, then 
that's when God is pleased and will resolve whatever problem you bring 
before Him. 

God is faithful to answer, when we are faithful to trust in Him to do it.

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Mark 11:23-24 Jesus declares "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."

1 Corinthians 2:9 "But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard,
neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath 
prepared for them that love him."

Psalm 118:5-9 "I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, 
and set me in a large place. The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: 
what can man do unto me? The LORD taketh my part with them that help me: 
therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me. It is better to 
trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in 
the LORD than to put confidence in princes."

All scriptures can be found in the King James Version. 

In Christ Service, 

Dwayne Savaya 
Gods Work Ministry 


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