Faith that Moves Mountains
By Adam Lowry, CBM National Intern –
Most people in the world struggle with faith. I would have to say that I really don’t have a struggle with faith as much as others seem to. I’ve lived most of my life through faith in God and He has proven faithful every time.
As a kid I used to be really shy and afraid of people. After getting saved I wanted God to use me in any way He wanted. God moved me from home school to public school, which pushed me out of my comfort zone. God was strengthening my faith and driving out the fear in me. Here are a few examples of faithful followers in the Bible.
Abraham is mentioned several times in the Bible for some of the great things he accomplished but Romans 4 makes it clear that he was saved because of his faith and not because of his works. Hebrews 11 says that he followed God, even though he was not sure where he was going. Abraham is known as a man of faith who faithfully followed the Lord’s leading. God gave Abraham the promise that the Redeemer would come through his family. Abraham and his wife Sarah were past child-bearing age when God gave them a child named Isaac. Even though God had promised that Abraham’s descendants would one day be a great nation, He asked Abraham to sacrifice his only son, Isaac, in Genesis 22.
God told Abraham to take Isaac to a mountain to sacrifice him to the Lord. God never intended for Abraham to kill Isaac. This was merely a test to show to us the type of faith Abraham had. As we read the story of Abraham and Isaac we are reminded that God is faithful and that we can place our trust in Him.
Moses was born to a Hebrew family but, because the Jewish slaves were growing in numbers and strength, the Pharaoh of Egypt ordered that all their male babies be killed. Moses was spared this fate because his mother placed him in a basket on the river. The Pharaoh’s daughter found the basket and rescued the baby to raise as her own. Moses grew up in the palace among Pharaoh’s family. As he grew, he learned of his own family’s plight as slaves. Moses chose to renounce his royal family and assist his Hebrew family. However, at first, he tried to do it in his own strength, which went rather badly, and he was banished from the kingdom. God later called him back to Egypt, to lead the Israelites from slavery into the land promised to Abraham’s family. Moses did not see himself as the man God could use to take on such a task. However, through faith he led the Israelites as God desired.
Our faith does not need to feel big or perfect or complete. It just needs to be present. Jesus tells his disciples that faith, as small as a mustard seed, will move mountains. Encourage one another to tap into the smallest grain of faith they can find in their heart, when they come up against something hard, and God will meet them where they are, and their faith will grow.
How can God use you and your talents to further His kingdom?
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