I remember hearing my pastor share this verse and for so long it didn’t really click.
"Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them." -Mark 11:23 NIV
I must of read this back to my myself over a thousand times; trying to dissect every word of just this small verse. I knew this verse was different, it felt strong, it was directly speaking to me, but I didn’t understand. I just couldn’t grasp it and no lie I was frustrated, but yet I wasn’t going to give up on it.
The one day I thought I understood it, I questioned God.
“God are you telling me, whatever I’m asking you for I will receive?”
“Are you sure? Because if I’m honest, I know that sometimes what I want is not best for me. So what's the catch?”
“Okay, I’m gonna test this out God and take it as how I understood it.”
So… I put it to the test, ha! God already knew it. I remember going to a mall and there was no parking. I reminded God about the verse (how funny as he knows his word and does not need reminding but he let me play this card anyway. I bet he had a good laugh at me.) Mind you, it was in my heart to ask for a close parking space; when a parking spot right in front of the store I needed to go into opened up! I laughed and said, “This doesn’t count God, I didn’t speak it out loud.”
That Sunday of that week my Pastor spoke on no coincidences with God. He knows what you need, what’s in your heart; even before you speak it. Whoa… what!? This hit me so hard! He also shared a verse that really helped me understand the first verse even more.
"Jesus replied, "Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and it will be done.” -Matthew 21:21 NIV
I went home and wrote 20 pages worth of all the things I wanted. From being uprooted from my PTSD, going to college, having my own business, to what kind of man I wanted to marry and a lot of other things in between.
I can tell you now that I have witness the power of speaking to those mountains that block you from what is in your heart. Even when you ask for your heart desires, God shows up with better than what you’ve asked him for.
Just like when I asked for my car. I said, new, fully loaded and all I kept hearing was the holy spirit telling me to ask for more and in detail (details are important!). So I didn’t hold back! Then… I felt really bad; because I thought I was being selfish and the holy spirit reminded me that my heavenly father was beyond rich so there was nothing impossible for him and my trust needed to be in him (of course the enemy would try to deceive me). Coming out of the dealership with exactly what I had asked for, plus more. I had to pull over. I cried, I felt his presence so strong. I was extremely thankful and was even at a loss with words. He had told me that he would pay for it, he would give me for gas and he would take care of all the maintenance. I over did it in my request and questioned it, but nothing is impossible for him.
Today, I can tell you that my heavenly father paid off my car in full. I’ve never ran out of gas and it has always been maintained and in good condition. Thank you lord for my 2012, fully loaded, no payment down, black ford explorer; exactly what I asked you for.
I leave you with this…
Ask God for your heart desires. EVERYTHING! Don’t hold back and put it in his hands. Work towards what you’ve asked for spiritually and physically (pray and hustle). When you see that mountain trying to block you from what you’ve asked for and it is in God’s will, speak to it. Cast it into the sea! You have the power to do so. Remember your heavenly father is bigger than any obstacle that comes your way, he delights in giving you good things; especially the ones in your heart, so don’t hold back. It is your birthright to be blessed.
Speak to the mountain! With love,
-Gina "Jez" Cuellar