Natural disasters. Civil unrest. In challenging times fear can be widespread. To help shift fear to faith, Silent Unity is inviting the world community to unite in prayer for 30 days by affirming the following prayer: The healing, harmonizing spirit of God is present in my life and all life. Peace, order, harmony, and well-being are restored.
How Mountains Are Moved
By Harold S. Kahm
A mountain appears to tower directly in the path before you. It looks like a mountain of obstacles, barring your way. Beyond the mountain is your heart’s desire. There is only a single road, and you have traveled along that road as far as possible. Now, it seems, you can go no farther, for the large, solid mountain, whose name is impossible, stretches across your path.
Jesus said, “lf you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move” (Mt. 17:20). All of us possess that tiny grain of faith, which can move the mountain. But we have said to the mountain, “Move!” and then were dismayed to find that it still appeared to be exactly where it was before we gave the command! How sharply we were disappointed! And how shattering was the blow to our faith!
This experience is, unfortunately, too common. But wait. Let us consider the words of Jesus a little more closely. Did he say that the mountain would move instantly? No, he did not. In fact, he did not say how long it would take for the mountain to move. He only said, “it will move.”
How large is your faith? Is it full-blown, perfect; or is it actually a tiny thing, no bigger than a mustard seed? How are you tending this seed? Are you removing the weeds of negativity and giving it the nourishment of positive thoughts and words?
As you tend this mustard seed of faith, wait calmly, with inward joy, knowing absolutely that each hour, each day, it is increasing in stature and that eventually it will cause the mountain, whatever its nature, to move.
Within your heart even now there is at least this small seed of faith no bigger than a mustard seed. It is indomitable, indestructible. You have only to help it grow into the shining glory of perfect, complete faith. This you do as you pray, listen for divine wisdom, and follow the guidance you receive.
Knowing these things in your heart, how can you be discouraged by the mountain before you? It has already begun to disintegrate. You can know this, for in your secret heart, there lives at least a grain of faith as big as a mustard seed. Hour by hour, the seed grows. It is growing now, at this instant.
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