Action Through Faith
"For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says." -Mark 11:23
Many believers want “easy faith” faith that works like a good luck charm whenever and wherever they want it. But the Bible teaches that faith will require something of us, and throughout Scripture, several conditions must be noted.
This text points out that we are not to doubt (Mark 11:22–24). Those who are double-minded will not receive anything (James 1:6–8). Further, Jesus goes on to say, “Whenever you stand praying, and you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you” (Mark 11:25). The great hindrance to faith that brings miracle release is unforgiveness. Whether or not the attitude is justified by the circumstances, resentment, bitterness, jealousy, and envy are the obstacles to faith’s release. The mountain-moving hand of God must begin in our lives by moving the mountain of hard-heartedness out of our own hearts. To see action through faith, there must be forgiveness and love.