Mountain Moving Monday

Monday, June 10, 2013

Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory. For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
(Ephesians 3:13-14)

Word Study: Bow

The original meaning of bow in this verse is taken from the Greek word, Kampto, which means to bend, bow, the knee (the knees) or one’s self; a worshipper who bends in honor of one in religious adoration.

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

Bowing is a position and a state of humbleness. Clearly stated, you cannot bow without moving something. Physically, you move your body to a bent over position; mentally, you move your mind to focus your attention on God.

However in our lives, sometimes our mountains move us, versus us moving our mountains. We find ourselves bowing down to defeat, depression, and discouragement. When God becomes the subject of our worship that’s when our mountains begin to move out of the way!

Move mountains in how you bow:

Bowing deals with bending to God in adoration. Get in the habit of surrendering your tribulations to He who can destroy whatever mountain you’re facing. If you adore Him, surrender. We can’t be too proud to bow; bend willingly to live for Him.

Move mountains in who you bow to:

Bowing should only be rendered to God. Bowing to your problems, is a problem. When you bow down to fear, you’re telling satan who is Savior in your life. Jesus, not our problems, deserves our worship.

Move mountains by bowing to God’s control.

Bowing is vulnerability before God. When you bow down, you’re not giving up; you’re gearing up for a battle that has already been overcome for you. You’re giving God control of a fight that He already assigned to your victory! You’re waving the white flag at God as a sign of submission, not softness.

What or who will you bow down to in your life today?


Lord, we surrender to you today. We lay down our burdens, we submit to you our cares with a mind of humbleness, respect, and thankfulness. It is only because of you, Father, that our bowing is not in vain. It is because your Son bowed to Your Will that we can bask in the blessed relationship we have with you. We pray that we move mountains by bowing down to you and not bowing out of this life. We bow to glorify you for who you are, not just for what you’ve done in our lives. God, may we make you the object of our praise and worship, bowing down to your will; bending willingly to live for you. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen!

How will your bowing 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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