ASK GOD FOR A MOUNTAIN (3)
When Rich Stearns became engaged, his fiancée wanted to order some china. But he said to her, ‘As long as there are children starving in the world, we will not own china, crystal, or silver.’
Rich had remarkable gifts of leadership. He loved strategic thinking, team building, and mission achievement. Twenty years later he became the CEO of Lenox, the top producer of fine china in the country. One day he received a phone call from World Vision, asking if he would consider getting involved with them.
So Rich went to Rakia, Uganda, the area considered ground zero for the AIDS pandemic. In that village he sat in a thatched hut with a thirteen-year-old boy called Richard. A pile of stones outside the door marked the place where they had buried the boy’s father, who had died of AIDS. Another pile marked the place where they had buried his mother, who had also died of AIDS.
Rich talked for a while with the boy—now the head of the household, trying to raise two younger brothers – and asked him at one point, ‘Do you have a Bible?’ The boy said, ‘Yes,’ went into another room and brought back the one book in their house. ‘Are you able to read it?’ Rich asked, and at that the boy’s face lit up. ‘I love to read the gospel of John because it says Jesus loves children,’ the boy said.
Deeply moved, Rich Stearns left his job, his house and his title and asked God for one more mountain. If you haven’t done it yet, ask God for one.
‘…Joshua blessed him, and gave [the mountain in] Hebron to Caleb…’
Joshua 14:13 NKJV
ENCOURAGEMENT 4 TODAY
Matthew 17:5; 4:4; Romans 10:17; John 14:12-14; Mark 9:23
This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased, listen to Him!
Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God!
For faith comes from hearing, & hearing through the word of Christ! for truly I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘move from here to there’ & it will move, & nothing will be impossible for you!
Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, & whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven!
Truly, truly, i say to you, whoever believes in Me will also do the works that I do; & greater works than these will he do!
Whatever you ask in My name, this I will do!
If you ask me anything in My name, I will do it!
If you can! All things are possible for one who believes!
We have such amazing promises! God tells us to only believe & be found binding & loosing things on earth & heaven! He tells us to go out & do even greater works than He did! Your faith grows by hearing & believing His word! Seek Him today!