The Lord says if I have faith to move mountains I can move mountains. I had that kind of faith one time.
It was 2005. I was a brand new Jesus follower with eyes to see and ears to hear.
But I was a heavy drinker. I was drinking like 16oz of rum with a splash of diet coke everyday. Yes. Every. Single. Day.
The thing is though, I didn’t want to drink anymore. Hadn’t wanted to drink for like 2 years by then. But I was addicted.
Three weeks after asking the Lord to save me, I got to the end of yet one more bottle of rum. But this time? I cried out to the Lord to make it stop, this need, this addiction. Please God, get me through this one night without alcohol. I just know it’ll be finished. I can’t make it stop but you can!
The next morning I felt free! The weight of the world lifted off my shoulders! I never needed a drink again after this! Praise the Lord!!!
I had faith to move a mountain that night and the mountain was thrown into the sea.
My most recent mountain was the IRS. Emphasis on was! They were trying to get me to pay a tax bill I didn’t owe because I company I worked for reported income I didn’t earn. A lot of income.
At first, I was terrified! But soon realized I was in the right and that the Lord word fight the battle for me. So I cried out to him again. I can’t fix this problem with the IRS God, but I know you can! And fix it he did! Praise and glory to God!!!
And so life goes. And I add this answered prayer to my book of answered prayers so when I don’t have faith to move mountains, which happens more often than not, I can look back and remember.
When I remember the goodness of God and all he’s brought me through I will have strength to keep running the race.
It’s all circular. God is good all the time.