I thought I would give it a try. Jesus said it, so I figured it was alright to do it.
As a young believer I didn’t think about the consequences of my action, at least not until the words were out of my mouth. I had read Mark 11:23 “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”.
Grazing sheep dotted the higher elevation of the lush green mountain, while homes clung to the lower portion where valley and hillside meet. Not thinking about people or sheep, or even what it would do the landscape (think gaping big hole), I spoke to the mountain and told it where to go, all in the name of Jesus.
A spilt second later I’m frantically saying “No, no don’t move! Stay there, please stay there” and breathing a sigh of relief that it hadn’t moved an inch.
That mountain didn’t need to move, but we all have mountains at some time or other we need moved. Take God at His word and speak to your mountain, see it cast into the sea. Keep your eyes on Jesus, not the mountain. Rest in Him and you will find your mind, your will and your emotions (your soul) will be well.