This morning my kids were sitting on the couch, watching their morning show, while I was picking up the toys that had been strung all over the living room. I kneeled down in front of my two year old to pick up the steteschope that goes with her Doc McStuffins doctor kit and I heard her little sweet voice say, “Move, mom!”
Apparently, I was blocking her view of the T.V. Don’t worry, I told her that “Excuse me, mom” would have been a politer way of letting me know I was disrupting “Team Umizoomi.” As I finished picking up, I began to think about how even a toddler knows that if something is in her way she should say to it, MOVE.
In Matthew 17 a man brings his demon possessed son to Jesus and tells Him that the disciples tried to cure him, but it didn’t work. I’m sure the disciples were embarrassed. It’s never fun when a customer lets your boss know that you aren’t doing your job right, but Jesus didn’t replace the disciples, instead He used the opportunity to talk to them about what they were doing wrong. When the disciples asked Him why they were unable to heal the man’s son, Jesus replied with this:
Verse 20, Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.
Jesus was letting them know that when they come up against mountains, like a demon possessed boy for instance, that if they have faith, just the size of a mustard seed and they tell the mountain to move, it will.
I imagine the disciples attempting to cast out demons without Jesus around was pretty frightening for them. Maybe they weren’t bold enough to say to it, “Hey demon, MOVE!” Maybe instead they were saying, “Excuse me, demon. You are kind of messing this kids life up could you please go somewhere else?” Whatever the case was, they weren’t operating with mountain moving faith.
I was raised to be polite, I’m trying to raise my kids to be polite, as I’m sure all of you are, but when the enemy has placed a mountain in your way you don’t have to be polite. You don’t have to say excuse me or please and thank you. You don’t have to walk the long way around so you won’t disturb the mountain. Jesus has given you permission to be bossy. He has given you authority to say to the mountain, MOVE!
Don’t be politically correct when addressing that mountain of fear the enemy placed in your path this morning, just tell it to move. Don’t step up to the mountain of stress that’s standing between you and a good day with your head down while you quietly ask it to go away, get authoritative and tell it to move.
Jesus made it easy enough for a two year old to understand so don’t over complicate it. When something gets in your way tell it to move and believe that it has to and it will. Learn how to say MOVE and mean it and nothing will be impossible for you.
- Jesus was a great teacher.
- Jesus made faith easy enough for a toddler to grasp.
- We walk in the same authority Jesus walked in.
- Nothing is impossible when we have faith in God.
- “Team Umizoomi” One of my kid’s favorites.
- F.A.I.T.H. Love this song written by my father in law. My kids love it too!
- Having fun teaching Beau about creation this week and she’s having fun too! She loves Bible time.
- Playful Songs & Bible Stories Book. Beau loves the new songs we are learning out of it.
- Gus was a bad sport when he lost the board game we were playing, but he came back and gave me a sincere apology and told me he asked God to help him change his attitude.
- 23 new library books!
- Josh got his video series for Mix56 wrapped up today. Can’t wait to see it!
- Crossed a lot of things off of my to do list at work this afternoon.
- While I was in my office I could hear Gus in the play room making the best boy sound effects ever… made matching up credit card statements a little more entertaining.
- When I’m 64. Cute little song in honor of my mom turning 64.
- My mom and dad got to see Paul McCartney in concert tonight. Pretty cool he was in Tulsa on the night of my mom’s birthday.
- My Aunt Jean Anne is also celebrating her birthday! She is one fun aunt… wish she didn’t live so far away.
- Mrs. Tripode left the sweetest comment about yesterday’s blog.
- My mom posted some awesome pictures of my handsome grandpas in their WW2 uniforms. Got to brag about them to Gus. He thought they looked cool too.
- Gus’ preschool teacher sent him pictures of all of the butterflies his class had been waiting to emerge from their cocoons. He was excited to get to see what they looked like!
- 12 weeks pregnant with a sweet little baby the size of a plum.
- WebMD pregnancy app has the coolest pictures of what the baby looks like from week to week. Really starting to get cute now!
- Pretty sure I’m feeling baby “flutters” every once in a while.
- Dinner with my 3 favorite people at Liberty Burger.
- Skinny fries.
- Crossed more stuff off of my work to do list this evening.
- New to me episodes of Duck Dynasty!
- Family and friends in Broken Arrow protected during the bad weather tonight, their homes too.