Saturday, February 18, 2006

The Focus of Faith: God

So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, 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.” (Mark 11:22-23)
Some people focus on the mountain: so big, so high, so impossible. Some people focus on their faith: so small, so weak, so inadequate.

But Jesus teaches us to focus on God. Before He ever talks about moving mountains, He simply says, “Have faith in God.” Faith apart from God is meaningless. True, biblical faith comes from God. Before we can operate in faith, we must focus on God, and have the kind of faith that comes from Him.

Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God Romans 10:17). Let that faith fill your heart to overflowing by hearing the Word, speaking the Word, meditating on the Word. Then you will be ready to speak to the mountain and see it move.

If you want to move mountains, here is what to do: Don’t focus on the mountain. Don’t even focus on your faith. Focus on God.