Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Today I re-read my journal entry from August 20th and thought I'd share...
August 20, 2015

I saw a mountain move today. Let me write that a little more forcefully. I ACTUALLY saw a mountain move today!!! And my eyes filled with tears as I stood in awe of God’s glory all around me.

Shan and I went hiking. As soon as we got there, he started up a mountain. I was hesitant. Going up doesn’t scare me as much as coming down does—especially when I’m wearing my ancient shoes with the holes at the top and the slick bottoms. As we headed up I felt anxious. I had to talk to myself. I had to pray. I had to rebuke negative thoughts and images of falling or having to run or roll down because of a ferocious animal chasing us. It was difficult, but by the time we made it down, I was happy. My anxieties melted away. I was thankful because I had made it safely up and down. I felt victorious. I told God that I was no longer afraid now that I had actually done it.  I had seen that it was possible.

Flash forward.

We continued walking through winding dirt trails and when we headed back to the car Shan stopped to take a breather, so I stopped too. I turned around and faced the mountain behind me and the most amazing thing happened. I could see it moving—not by giant leaps and bounds, but it was like there was energy coming out of it as it slowly moved away from me. The air around it moved toward me. “Shan, do you see this?” I asked excitedly. “The mountain is moving!” He couldn’t see it. There was a stillness on the left side of me, but on the right I could feel the breath of God swiftly blowing past my ear. Inside my heart, I heard the words, “Faith can move mountains.” Wow!

With God all things are possible. What seems impossible for us is very possible for Him. He really can move mountains—if only we believe. And what more could He do through us if we didn’t allow fear and doubt to dwell in our minds. How much more victorious could we be if we made it to a place where we trust He’s got us without having to see a thing? It reminds of John 20:29: “Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

After my mountain experience, I believe! He allowed me to see the impossible happen. I will rest in the knowing that God’s got this!