How To Move A Mountain

She Begins To Pray by Shiloh Sophia McCloud  - Acrylic on canvas with prayers

How to Move a Mountain

Not I but you, Sweet Lord

know how to move through this terrain.

A land swelling with rocks and mountains

that to the naked eye and skeptical mind seems


But your history in my life

has shown that my thoughts betray me

because each time you show me

the way through or around or over, I experience


Right before I am about to give up

and lay my head upon a stone to cry

at the mountain’s craggy base,

you come, and point, here is the


And the places before that seemed impossible

Open up. There is sometimes even a tunnel through.

Sometimes there is a way around, longer, but doable.

But most often, the way is over the top and you give me


As I mount the summit, the mountain has not actually

Moved. Powerfully and with conviction, I hike up and up.

I am what has moved. From this vantage point looking back,

it was me who needed to move, not the mountain, and I am


Lord grant us the humility to seek your wisdom to make our way.

Grant us the patience to wait and watch for your instructions.

Grant us the faith to remember, yes, we have made impossible

journeys before, countless times, and we did


With your guidance, we did move a mountain by moving beyond

the place where it seemed impossible.

Thank you sweet Lord for seeing me through these

hard to see through places. For revealing how matter is


By your spirit. That is how. So it is our job in this

Mountain moving life of ours to:

Seek the Lord.

Believe it is possible and wait.

Meanwhile not despairing too much.

Then when we hear the instruction

Move powerfully and faithfully

recognizing the strength will come from you

if we will begin to take those first steps,

you will meet us on the path.

Hallelujah! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Shiloh Sophia ©2009

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But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Isaiah 40:31