Move Mountains

Gather | Devotion #6: Move Mountains
Michael Fox | Creative Director

Music has always been an interesting influence on my life. I spent the majority of my high school life involved in music. I was in Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Men’s Ensemble, and Concert Choir. Looking back, and now having a son of my own, I cannot imagine going to all those events! Worship music, however, was not a major influence until later in my life. I have even found in the past year worship music to be a major part of my worship to and with God. There is something about the music itself, mixed with the lyrics, that really creates a space for a connection with God in my mind.

I remember about a year ago first hearing the song “Do It Again”by Elevation Worship. I was going through a valley in my life, and that song really spoke into my life and helped point me to God.

Walking around these walls
I thought by now they’d fall
But You have never failed me yet
Waiting for change to come
Knowing the battle’s won
For You have never failed me yet

In the first verse of the song, they sing about a well-known story in the Bible where Joshua marched around the walls of Jericho seven times for seven days, and the walls fell, just as God said they would.

Joshua 6:2-5 records, “And the Lord said to Joshua, ‘See, I have given Jericho into your hand, with its king and mighty men of valor. You shall march around the city, all the men of war going around the city once. Thus shall you do for six days. Seven priests shall bear seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark. On the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets. And when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, when you hear the sound of the trumpet, then all the people shall shout with a great shout, and the wall of the city will fall down flat, and the people shall go up, everyone straight before him.’”

As I read through these lyrics and also an article on newreleasetoday.comwhere they interview the artists of the song, I reflected on some of the meaning behind this song. One principle that stood out was the first three lines. God has a master plan, but it is easy to want to take that into our own hands, and it is easy only to see it our way. Sometimes we get tired; we wonder where God is. Sometimes we give up or stop trying. But if we stop marching around the walls on the sixth time, we might miss what God has for us on the seventh time around.

Your promise still stands
Great is Your faithfulness, faithfulness
I’m still in Your hands This is my confidence;
You’ve never failed me yet

I’ve seen You move; You move the mountains
And I believe, I’ll see You do it again
You made a way, where there was no way
And I believe, I’ll see You do it again

As the song goes on, we sing, “I’ve seen You move, You move the mountains.”My lesson from this is to learn God’s promises and trust and have faith that He will do what He said He would do. He can and will move mountains.

Matthew 17:20 says,“He said to them, ‘Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.’”

Romans 4:3 (NLT) adds,“For the Scriptures tell us, ‘Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith.’” 


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