There is such a thing as waking up every day with automatic faith in the things we know will work. The alarm clock, the coffee maker, the fridge, the toaster, and even that car starting in 20 degree weather- we have faith in their value. And when they fail us, we have a relatively easy fix to get them up and running again.
And then there's another kind of faith, the one that requires belief in what we cannot see like our future, our health, our hopes and dreams. All of these require a faith that things will work out, and if they fail or not turn out the way we want, we who believe trust in God that His process will "fix" the situation in a way that is best for us.
Then there is that Mountain Moving Faith, the one that requires a belief that despite all odds, despite what we see or others do, that we believe God wants us to step up, step out or step forward into something that is highly impossible without His help. It means waking up every day thinking about it, praying about it, sometimes being terrified about it, but knowing that God has you exactly where he wants you - walking with Him, talking and thinking about Him.
Some days this kind of faith is extremely difficult to have, but each day we have it, we become stronger, we become more faithful, we become forged in the process of iron sharpening iron, painfully discouraged when things don't go exactly as we believe they should, but strengthened by a new sign from the master that everything will be okay. His spark ignites our hope which propels our faith to greater and newer heights.
Then we have more appreciation for what he said: Because you have so little faith (that's why his apostles could not drive out the demons). 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.
You know what I know; we can't move a mountain in our life without a Mountain Moving Faith!
Glenn is an ex-Marine Viet Nam vet who is also a recovering alcoholic, clean and sober for 30 years. He has been involved in start up and ongoing recovery ministry at North Atlanta Church and Campus for the last two decades. He has a passion for outreach and to spread the message that the answer to lasting and fulfilling recovery from addiction is in a relationship with Jesus Christ. He and the ATB team are available to assist in your questions or needs on an individual basis and will do so maintaining complete confidentiality. You may e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.