Monday, June 22, 2009

Mighty to Save

He can move the mountains
My God is mighty to save
He is mighty to save
Author of salvation
He rose and conquered the grave
Jesus conquered the grave --Mighty to Save by Hillsong

I humbly come before the throne of Jesus this morning. I am overwhelmed by the amazing power of the God I worship.

He replied, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." Matthew 17:20

I read the above scripture yesterday before I left for church. I have read it before, but for some reason it caught my eye. Well this morning as I sit here and reflect on the day, I know why I read that scripture. I think God was speaking to me through it.

Yesterday I saw the power of intercessory prayer at work before my eyes and I am praising God for answered prayer. I saw God at work in the lives of my friends and it was amazing. Last week my husband and I prayed together every night on behalf of our friends. This is out of character for us. Usually our evening prayer time is separate, but last week we felt overwhelmed for our friends and it brought us together before Christ. God is so good!

God continued to speak loud and clear to me this morning. I sat down with My Utmost For His Highest by Oswald Chambers and The Power of Praying Through the Bible by Stormie Omartian. I opened up Utmost and I read the title, The Unchanging Law of Judgement.

I took a deep breath and read the entry. You see, these friends we have been praying for have not always been our friends. This is a rather new friendship.

I have to remind myself often that I was not put on this earth by God to judge others. I cannot see into the hearts of those that surround me, just as they cannot see into mine. We are all sinners and God will be the judge in the end. The only thing I can do is love others, right where they are at, hope they can do the same with me and God will do the rest.

As I set Utmost down and picked up the Power of Prayer book. The entry today was The Power of Intercession. Wow, I really do believe that God was affirming to me the power of praying for others. Omartian says, "Base your prayers on the truth of God's Word. You can stand before God "in the gap" (Ezekiel 22:30) and intercede for the lives of others."

The Mighty to Save song lyrics in the beginning of this post say, "Saviour, He can move the mountains." The Bible says we can move those mountains, too. We just need to have faith.


kellyjae said...

The words of that song are so powerful!! It has always been one of those songs that just makes me stop what I'm doing and praise the Lord! I join you today in praising our AWESOME GOD. He really can move mountains. Who else but HIM can change a person's heart? I'm so happy for you. Keep on praying!
Love, Kelly

Jennifer said...

I"m energized by reading your thoughts on prayer today. I got to thinking about the power of prayer this weekend, and feel that too often, my prayers lack specificity or the strong conviction that they will be answered. You remind us that God hears our prayers! He is Mighty to Save! (That is one of my favorite songs, by the way.)

Sandy said...

We sang this song at Falls Creek tonight, and it reminded me of your post. Had to come back and read it again! Thank you for sharing your thoughts! I am a firm believer in intercessory prayer!