Sunday, December 31, 2006

Not By Force

Zechariah 4 is an interesting chapter. I was reading it and it was like "wow! This is pretty intense!" Here is the one verse in particular that caught me today. So he said to me, "This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: 'Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says the LORD Almighty. (Zechariah 4:6) Wow! Yesterday I was reminded that the smallest measurement of faith can move mountains, but here, here the Bible is saying that God can completely remove those mountains! When we are feeling discouraged or like our path is insurmountably blocked, God can remove that obstacle completely. He doesn't always just smooth it out or make it easier, sometimes, that problem just completely goes away.

Sometimes we face a personal struggle, or mountain, that can block us from receiving God's blessings. If we can just muster up the faith to be patient and persevere, God can make that mountain into a road. The God who makes mountains can flatten them in a heartbeat. If we believe with all our heart that God can help us overcome that struggle, he will show us the way over the mountain. Keep going, tiny step by tiny step, and God will take care of those mountains when you need it most. Zechariah 4:10 says "Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin," Keep it up and remain steadfast in your faith, he will see you through to the other side of the mountain.

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