Speak to Your Mountain
TGIF Today God Is First Volume 2, by Os Hillman
"Have faith in God," Jesus answered. "I tell you the
truth, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,'
and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will
happen, it will be done for him (Mark 11:22-24).
I taught an all day training session at a church a few years ago. Several
months later I received a letter from one of the participants sharing a
testimony about the principle of using your authority to speak to your
mountain in your workplace.
"I own a video company that shoots a variety of projects. One day, my
editor discovered a videographer's worst nightmare - a garbled mess of
video picture and little or no audio on tapes that I had shot the weekend
before. Four tapes of raw footage from two separate events were
I prayed that God would restore my tapes. I got an odd sense of peace and
knew God had answered my prayer. I relayed to the group that I believed
God had told me that the tapes would be fine in a day. My associate
challenged me to put in the tape anyway and not wait. I put a tape in the
editing deck, and right before our eyes,
the tape now had a perfectly clear picture and audio where there had been
no sound moments before.
The next morning, I entered my editing room with great anticipation. I put
in one of the remaining damaged tapes that contained footage from a
wedding, but the video was still scrambled and there was no audio. My wife
heard me and came in to look over my shoulder. I prayed out loud over the
ruined footage and reassured my wife that God loves us and would take care
of things. I kept praying as I watched the screen.
Then suddenly, before our eyes, the tape began to clear up. Just as the
pastor announced how God intimately loves us, I turned to look at my wife
and saw the tears streaming down her face. Apparently, God had rigged this
moment to touch her deeply on issues that only the two of them knew about.
Not only did God save my business,
but He also ministered to my family through this crisis-fixing
What type of mountain might God want you to speak to today?
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When does God call people to long-term missionary service?
* 21% were called as a result of a missions education service in their local church
* 20% felt God calling them after listening to missionary speakers
* 19% were called because of their own family's missions vision and conversations
* 10% heard God's call through reading missionary books
-- Terry Read, missionary and missions professor