Strength For The Day

Can one move mountains?  Most definitely, yes! One can make all the difference in the world. God’s Word proves it; and numerous examples throughout human history have illustrated the truth that one person is able to do what Jesus says: move mountains! “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,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you, (Matthew 17:20).  Whether you accept God at His Word or not, God Himself tells us that He was intent on destroying all the nation of Israel in the wilderness, but one man stood in the gap between God’s anger and Israel’s survival (See Exodus 32). One man’s action saved a nation, literally!
Moses was willing to be blotted out of the Lamb’s Book of Life for eternity to entreat God’s forgiveness of an unconscionably rebellious people. But this wasn’t just a man thinking of the right words in the moment of God’s anger; Moses’ action was backed up by character; he was a person who had been tested by fire and remained true to his word and to God. “Now the man Moses was very meek, more than all people on the face of the earth (Numbers 12:3). We do not think much of meekness in terms of strength of character, but God does, and so does His Son: “Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am meek and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls (Matthew 11:29).
My wife and I recently watched the movie, Won’t Back Down, and it illustrates that one in the face of incredibly negative odds moved mountains. Jamie, a single mother, was eventually joined by Nona, but it all began with one who would not take “no for an answer, so that her dyslexic daughter could get a genuine education. But what the film shows is that the effort of discipline and perseverance by the mother, Jamie, was not trivial. Jamie’s indefatigable spirit to achieve a worthy goal stood in the gap in the face of insurmountable barriers, until the barriers came crumbling down.
One person with Christ can move the world. “I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me, is not a meaningless platitude. This is truth backed up by the God of the Universe. One person devoted to the truth can slay dragons. One person with the strength of godly character is a force to be reckoned with. You are only one, but that is not a superfluous force. It all begins with one, you. One can take on the world, and with God slay the Evil One, and accomplish the work of thousands. It is also true that ONE is precious in the sight of God. One is worth the death of His Son. One is worth saving. Saving ONE is worth all of eternity. If there is only ONE jewel in your crown in heaven, it will shine as bright as all the rest, because ONE is precious in the sight of God. Never belittle ONE; if it is you, or one upon whom you have set your sights to deliver into the loving hands of the Savior.

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