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Article for the former "Bivocational Beacon" the National Newsletter for Bivocational Ministers,
more specifically, from the women's section, called:
"Meanwhile, Back at the Tent".
Faith To Move The Mountain
by: Susan Ward
Do we reaily believe everything we read in our Bibles? Some say, "Oh, I believe in Christ, but all of the Bible can'tbe true. Some of it was written just for the time it served, it's not relevant to today." Who is to decide what parts are true and what parts are not? Can you really believe part of the Bible, but not all of it? In our ignorance, how do we make these decisions? Wouldn't you hate to know that you missed the blessings of heaven, because you decided that a particular Scripture isn't applicable to your life.
Faith must be the answer. Have faith in God's word. All of God's word is real and true and applies to our lives today. Our problem is our lack of faith. We can do all things through God. -Matthew 21:22
Oh, But can we move that mountain? Only if we have true faith and don't doubt in our heart. The reason we can't move the mountain is that little seed of doubt gets us tangled in its roots of destruction. We reach out to God in prayer, but that seed of doubt pulls us into the quicksand of unfaithfulness, just beyond the outstretched hand trying to save us. Do we really pray, believing that our prayers will be answered? Do we really take the time to stop and listen for the answers that we can see or touch and completely miss the spiritual answers God provides for us each day.
Begin today to pray, knowing that through your faith your prayers will be answered. Walk out onto the river knowing that God will carry you to the other side. Never let your eyes wander into the rough water not be afraid of the howling winds around you. Keep your focus on Jesus. Believe and no prayer will go unanswered. Move the mountain.
Susan Ward with her lusband, Ron Ward, has made 3 Partnership Mtssion trips to Kenya. Ron is past president of the Southern Baptist Bivocational Ministers Association, now the Bivocational Small Church Leadership Network (BSCLN). They live in Conway, South Carolina
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