God Still Moves Mountains July 28, 2022

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A few week’s ago I asked friends who follow us on social media if they would help me pray for a mountain that needed to be moved. Since that time I have had numbers of kind, praying people ask me if the Lord has moved our mountain yet. It has been humbling to hear many of them say they have been praying with me every day for God to move the mountain.

Before I answer that question, allow me to share with you where the expression comes from. In Mark 11:22-24 we read:

And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. 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.

We all have our mountains – the unavoidable and insurmountable obstacles of life. Mountains of doubt, fear, sin, and trouble. What are we to do? Our Lord invites us to pray; and, not just to pray, but to pray in faith.

L.G. LeTourneau was a Christian businessman who invented amazing earth-moving equipment. He was often referred to as a “mover of men and mountains.” Bob Childress was a drunken mountain man who was gloriously saved. He then went back into the Blue Ridge Mountains and began to preach Christ, turning many others to Him. I have a book in my library on his life that is called “The Man Who Moved a Mountain.”

While these stories are powerful, it is important to remember that men do not move mountains – only God can do that! Only the Creator is bigger than the mountains. Faith is not the source of the power; it is simply the channel by which God’s power flows.

When Jesus spoke those powerful words He was standing on the Mt. of Olives. Zechariah 14:14 tells us that someday He is coming back to that very mountain, and when He does, even that mountain will move! There is nothing too hard and nothing too big for our God.

Now, back to my mountain…Yes, praise God, the Lord is moving the mountain! In fact, God is doing more than we asked or imagined. Isn’t that just like Him? (Ephesians 3:20)

For all of you who are praying for us, thank you. For many who are praying and believing God for the mountain that is staring you in the face, keep praying and keep believing. I can testify that our Father still moves mountains.

“Only God can move mountains, but faith and prayer move God.” – E.M. Bounds

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12 Comments

  1. Robert D. Patton on July 28, 2022 at 9:04 PM

    THANKS! DON’T ALWAYS WRITE BUT DO SO appreciate your ministry and exciting to see it blossom over the years. Also it seems to be very positive for the family and more time together. We surely missed you when you left but no question of God’s direction. May God continue to use you for His glory.In Him and content, Liz Patton for us both

    • scottpauley on August 6, 2022 at 9:08 AM

      We are so grateful for your encouragement and prayers. The Lord has helped us. God bless you both!

      • Tina on August 11, 2022 at 9:26 AM

        Reading this out loud to my husband while having a road trip with the family:) We love your ministry for the Lord!!! Keep it up Evangelist:)

        Love your friends in Christ in Canada,

        Emilio & Tina (Youth conference in Barrie 2023!) looking fwd to that!

        • scottpauley on September 14, 2022 at 2:22 PM

          Very kind. Thank you so much!

  2. Brenda Turner on August 11, 2022 at 7:44 AM

    So very thankful for you answering this question and letting us know that God is working and for the reminder that it is God that must move the mountain and our part is to pray and trust Him. I am so blessed by this ministry. Thank you!

    • scottpauley on September 14, 2022 at 2:22 PM

      God bless you!

  3. Daphne Wilburn on August 11, 2022 at 9:22 AM

    I’m glad HE’S our Mountain Mover.
    Thank you Lord forgiving Bro. Pauley’s mountain.

    • scottpauley on September 14, 2022 at 2:22 PM

      Amen

  4. Linda smith on August 11, 2022 at 12:40 PM

    Thank you for sharing your journey with the Lord. The scripture you shared encouraged my heart and your testimony. Lord I believe, help my unbelief ❤️

    • scottpauley on September 14, 2022 at 2:23 PM

      So glad to hear it.

  5. Carol on February 15, 2023 at 7:32 PM

    I don’t understand….the verse tells US to speak to the mountain and expect by faith for it to move…it doesn’t say God moves mountains…

    • scottpauley on March 5, 2023 at 5:31 PM

      Mark 11:23 is connected to Mark 11:24. The principle is connected to prayer. This was the context of Jesus’ teaching – not the power of our words, but the power of God that is accessed through believing prayer.

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