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Faith That Can Move Mountains

I so enjoy bringing these lovely devotionals from Godvine to share with you. I believe when we focus on the right things, we will eventually do the right things. God bless!
Viv

“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.” – Hebrews 10:23

If you’re not happy, try to be happy, for God will take care of His children. There are many gifts He has given us we should stop to appreciate.

Faith That Can Move Mountains

A small congregation in the foothills of the Great Smokies built a new sanctuary on a piece of land willed to them by a church member. Ten days before the new church was to open, the local building inspector informed the pastor that the parking lot was inadequate for the size of the building. Until the church doubled the size of the parking lot, they would not be able to use the new sanctuary.

Unfortunately, the church with its undersized parking lot had used every inch of their land except for the mountain against which it had been built. In order to build more parking spaces, they would have to move the mountain out of the back yard.

Undaunted, the pastor announced the next Sunday morning that he would meet that evening with all members who had “mountain-moving faith”. They would hold a prayer session asking God to remove the mountain from the back yard and to somehow provide enough money to have it paved and painted before the scheduled opening dedication service the following week.

At the appointed time, 24 of the congregation’s 300 members assembled for prayer. They prayed for nearly three hours. At ten o’clock the pastor said the final “Amen”. “We’ll open next Sunday as scheduled,” he assured everyone. “God has never let us down before, and I believe He will be faithful this time too.”

The next morning as he was working in his study there came a loud knock at his door. When he called “come in”, a rough looking construction foreman appeared, removing his hard hat as he entered.

“Excuse me, Reverend. I’m from Acme Construction Company over in the next county. We’re building a huge new shopping mall over there and we need some fill dirt. Would you be willing to sell us a chunk of that mountain behind the church? We’ll pay you for the dirt we remove and pave all the exposed area free of charge, if we can have it right away. We can’t do anything else until we get the dirt in and allow it to settle properly.”

The little church was dedicated the next Sunday as originally planned and there were far more members with “mountain-moving faith” on opening Sunday than there had been the previous week!

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Comments

  • R-Summers
    R-Summersover 2 years ago

    Strange how two souls can touch each other and yet be so far apart………….Ron

  • God works in mysterious ways! Thanks Ron!!!

    – vigor

  • bevmorgan
    bevmorganover 2 years ago

    Wonderful story, and outcome.

  • Thank you for reading!

    – vigor