The simplicity we do not want

22 Jesus responded to them, “Have faith in God! 23  I assure you that whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea’—and doesn’t waver but believes that what is said will really happen—it will happen. 24  Therefore I say to you, whatever you pray and ask for, believe that you will receive it, and it will be so for you.” (Mark 11:22-24)

These verses won’t leave me alone. It is Jesus saying to his disciples, “Fellas, it’s this easy.

We don’t get the simplicity. We complicate the matter.

Here is how “easy” it is for mountain moving faith:

Abide in the Father.
Ask.

Now, here is where we complicate it:

“But HOW do I abide?”

“If I ask, how come nothing happens?”

And a dozen more questions just like it.

While there are skills to be honed, what needs to start in our lives is simple obedience.

There really is no substitute for sitting and waiting.

It’s having the Bible open, a pen ready, and a journal or pad of paper nearby. If you don’t know where to start, simply pour over Psalm 23. Over and over. Still the heart and settle into the scenery provided in the Psalm. Don’t move from there until you have allowed very phrase to wash over your soul.

Start simple. The Spirit teaches.

Let simplicity slow our busy hearts down.

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