Mountain Moving Monday: Faith

Monday, March 05, 2012

“…I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20, NIV)

Word Study: Faith

The original meaning of faith is taken from the Greek word Pistis, which means persuasion, assurance, belief, or moral conviction; Pistis also means reliance upon Christ for salvation.

Let’s look at the word faith in the scripture above to see how it applies to our lives.

The mustard seed is the smallest of all seeds that creates the largest of all plants. To have genuine faith as small as a grain of mustard seed can produce great measures and move major mountains in your life. What seems impossible can be accomplished. For example, having all your bills paid when you know you have zero dollars in your bank account, complete healing when the doctors said there was nothing else they could do, or giving birth when you’ve had fertility struggles for many years.

You don’t have to physically put your hands on it and push, speak to your mountain and tell it to move! What mountains do you need to move “from here to there” or move completely out of your way today?


Heavenly Father, we first pause to honor you…our Creator, our Redeemer, the Author and Perfecter of our Faith. You are an Almighty God! Lord we recognize your ability and admit our frailty. We acknowledge your power and ask that you activate in us the faith that can make mountains move in our lives. Father, help us to recognize the obstacles in our way and give us the courage to begin moving those mountains that keep us away from you and hinder our growth. In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen.

How will you use faith to move mountains today?

*Word definitions taken from the Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance*

The purpose of S.W.A.P. Ministries is to encourage women to live, not just exist, and learn how to be bold about sharing the gospel of Christ to others.

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  1. I needed to read that today! Thank you for allowing God to use you to impact others to draw closer to him!!

    1. Thank you for your encouragement! God places the right people, the right messages, and the right moments in our life at the perfect time! Tracy, continue to Move Mountains with Faith! It is evident in your life!!

  2. Good afternoon,

    Thank you for this truly inspirational message. Have a blessed week.

    God Bless


    1. Jean,

      Thank you! You are an encouragement to us as well! Thanks for taking the time to share in this ministry! Hope your week is one filled with opportunities to increase your Faith!

  3. I needed this today, when I came to this page it was exactly what I needed to read. I am blessed to have found S.W.A.P. on fb. Thank you for your inspiration. Yes this is going to be a Mountain Moving Monday through the Father, Son & Holy Ghost...Amen

    1. Susan, we needed it too! We are so thankful that you are a part of this women's ministry! We are thankful you found us on fb and now are interacting with us on the blog! We know with your confidence, you are going to have a terrific week moving Mountains through Faith!! Stay lifted and encouraged, we're here for yoU!


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