Yes! You can… What Do You See?
“If you only have faith in God– this is the absolute truth– you can SAY to this Mount of Olives, rise up and fall into the Mediterranean, ‘and your command will be obeyed. All that’s required is that you really believe and have no doubt!”
– Mark 11:22-24 (Living Bible Translation)
‘You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can.’
– Jimmy Carter
In 1999, a top telco executive from Norway was visiting Nigeria for the first time on a job interview.
When asked in the interview about his distribution strategy for a telecom business, he said the “problem here is there are no high street shops like in Europe. I need access to large supermarkets, like in Europe.”
The interviewer replied him that Nigeria had the largest supermarkets in the world.
“Where are they he asked? I have been walking all over, and I have not seen any; can you show me?”
So, he was invited to the window, of the 10th-floor building in Marina, the business district of Lagos, where they were meeting.
“There…See! The largest supermarket, in the world!”. As he strained to see, there it was, a street in Lagos full of lively vendors selling everything you could imagine.
As they sat down the interviewer opined, “there is everything there, that makes a supermarket, what has the roof got to do with it?”
Sadly, the Norwegian executive still could not see it as it didn’t fit into his pre-conceptions.
Contrast this with the slogan used by former President Obama in his first campaign; “Yes We Can”, that was based on a very powerful spiritual principle.
Mark 11:22-24 (Living Bible Translation)
In reply, Jesus said to the disciples, “If you only have faith in God– this is the absolute truth– you can SAY to this Mount of Olives, rise up and fall into the Mediterranean, ‘and your command will be obeyed. All that’s required is that you really believe and have no doubt!
No wonder he became the first-ever black president in the most powerful country on earth.
Listen to me! You can pray for anything, and if you have faith in God, you have it, it’s yours!
For candidate Obama, the “mountain” was the Presidency of the United States, and he was “saying” to it: yes we can!
For us as an assembly, we overcame the mountain of completing a new auditorium and moving into it within 12 months in a depressed economy without debt or bank loan.
What is your mountain?
What is your “faith” declaration to it?
Beloved! You can pray for anything, and if you believe you have it (in God), it’s yours!”… The words of the Master to you and me!
You don’t have a money problem, you have a faith problem!
Pray (according to the promises of God), make faith declaration, expect to see results even in the most unlikely places or unusual ways.
Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for being ever so faithful to your word.
You have promised me a lifetime of Favor and abundant grace. You have made me a priest and a king. I believe your word, I renounce every fear, doubt, and unbelief.
I declare it is my season for Grace and For Favor, I receive three years harvest in one year now and forevermore. In Jesus Name I pray