• Staci Sweet

Talk To Mountains Not About Them

Our Lord never paid attention to problems; but instead focused on the solution. He practiced this even with the practical things in life, like food. When He was on His way to a meeting in Jerusalem, He stopped by a local fast fruit joint called 'The Fig Tree' where He placed an order for a Fig Smoothie. After being told they were out of figs, instead of screaming, ‘This is a fig establishment. How can you not have figs? That’s false advertisement and I want to speak to a manager now!’ He simply said, "Let no one eat fruit from you ever again.”(Mark 11:12-14)

In keeping with this example, this is in fact what the Lord told us what to do about the unfruitful places in our lives. Take Mark 11:23 for example. It reads, ‘...whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.’ Here, the mountain represents the lack of finances, health, peace, and whatever problematic areas that we're dealing with; of which, the Lord tells us to talk to. I know that seems strange because we're not accustomed to speaking to problems; we're used to talking about them. We're used to telling our family, friends, co-workers or whoever'll listen about what we're going through. But the Lord told us to speak to that debt, lack, disease or whatever inward mountain were dealing with and not to other folk. So let's put this into practice and... Confess this with me: < Insert your mountain here >, I speak to you in the name of Jesus and I command you to be removed out of my life. And I'm putting you on notice that I'm prepared to stand in faith until you're gone.