Speak To Your Mountain

Day 7

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Devotional Point 4 today: Let your words give life, not death.

Scripture 4 today: “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Proverbs 18:21 NIV

Reflection 4 today: The tongue is that little muscle from the mouth that makes the speaking part work. And we know that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks(Luke 6:45). So clearly there is not much “abundance of heart” in most of what we hear being spoken today, both inside the church and out. We live in times where anti-social behaviour is the norm, not the exception, which is totally different from Biblical times. We somehow have “gotten used” to “bad words”, but that is not God’s plan for the “new creation” Christian. Part of the “transformed mind” is overhauling the abundance in our hearts so that we automatically speak out the goodness of God in every situation…

Question for the day: What do you do to control your tongue? Much more thinking about what I say before saying it now…

Other Notes: II hope that you have enjoyed this week of speaking to our mountains… Next we are going to jump into a series of 4 short devotionals, the first is just 5 days. Invites out later today…

Day 6

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Day 6 delivers some interesting insights on why God picked Jericho as their first conquest…

Devotional Point 4 today: Faith sometimes appears as foolishness to onlookers…

Scripture 4 today: “When the trumpets sounded, the army shouted, and at the sound of the trumpet, when the men gave a loud shout, the wall collapsed; so everyone charged straight in, and they took the city.” Joshua 6:20 NIV

Reflection 4 today: The context of this story about Jericho is pretty important. This city was a total abomination to God, like Sodom was, top of the league in depravity at the time. So God had 2 plans: wipe this out and give the Israelites the land. This wasn’t some “difficult circumstance” like we might face, this is God executing judgment. But it turns out that the lands He wants us to “take”, often do involve His judgment. Jericho then and the “West” today have a lot in common…

Question for the day: What lands does He want you to “take”?

Day 5

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Day 5 shows us just what can happen when God works a miracle…

Devotional Point 4 today: sometimes we must combine commerce with faith…

Scripture 4 today: “Elisha replied to her, “How can I help you? Tell me, what do you have in your house?” “Your servant has nothing there at all,” she said, “except a small jar of olive oil.” 2 Kings 4:2 NIV

Reflection 4 today: We have seen this story a 100 times before, but looking deeper there is a lot here. The woman’s husband was a prophet, one of the leaders of the 7,000 who would not kneel to Baal, and Elisha “took care of his own”. And he (and God) used the things that were before them to perform this miracle, empty jars… God doesn’t need much to perform mighty miracles through us, every day stuff is enough. The real miracles he has brought forth in my life have mostly all come out of the every day stuff…

Question for the day: What do you have in your hand that God can multiply? Business, home, digital tools…

Day 4

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Day 4 covers the same verses as day 2, but with the emphasis this morning on some practical applications…

Devotional Point 4 today: When I plant seed in the ground, God will bless that seed and cause it to multiply and prosper.

Scripture 4 today: ““Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.” Mark 11:22-23 NIV

Reflection 4 today: these two verses are the same ones that I focused on just two days ago, and my thoughts haven’t really changed much since then. Interesting story about the authors book and traction it got. Jesus order to “have faith in God“ is quite a bit more than having faith that God is in fact God. It is all about having faith that what he talked to you about this morning is what he wants you doing today. And he will give you all the tools that you need to get today‘s job done today.

Day 3

Day 3 gives us insight into God’s provision for the poor…

Devotional Point 4 today: God gives us the ability to create wealth to promote his Kingdom

Scripture 4 today: “So she went out, entered a field and began to glean behind the harvesters. As it turned out, she was working in a field belonging to Boaz, who was from the clan of Elimelek.” Ruth 2:3 NIV

Reflection 4 today: there was no provision within the “system“ of the day for the welfare of Ruth and Naomi. However it was God’s land and they understood God’s laws end stepped out in faith based on those laws. That enabled them to get on with the job of making a barebones living. But then God took that and enlarged it beyond imagination, which is what He wants for us well if we will only have the faith to reach out it in…

Day 2

Day 2 gets to the heart of moving mountains: belief and faith…

Devotional Point 4 today: God wants to be involved in every aspect of our lives.

Scripture 4 today: ““Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.” Mark 11:22-23 NIV

Reflection 4 today: The central issue for Christianity and that of ourselves as well is that the Christian faith has little power in the real world that we live in. You don’t see very many people casting very many mountains into the sea, in fact you don’t see very many people having any spiritual power whatsoever over the world they live in, and most especially me. The core of the issue is one of faith, in the core of that issue is one of belief, that is where all starts…

Question for the day: What mountains do you need to deal with today?

Day 1

Devotional Point 4 today: Jesus spoke often of the power of working together…

Scripture 4 today: “that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.” John 17:21 NIV

Reflection 4 today: We are all on quite individual journeys of discipleship, but we also each comprise part of the body that have to work together to get the message of the Kingdom to the world that He has charged us with…

Question for the day: Today ask yourself how you can be a better team player…

 

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