Praying To Your Move Your Mountains
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Ten days before the new church was to be dedicated,the local building inspector approached the the pastor.
"Reverend, I'm sorry but your parking lot is too small in proportion to the size of your building.I'm afraid until you double the size of your parking space, the city cannot allow you to use your new sanctuary".
"But sir," the pastor responded, "we have no more room to expand.Every square inch of land is utilized except for this hill that stands directly behind the church.Our congregation just don't have the money to level this hill and then have it paved."
"I'm sorry," the inspector repeated, "but I'm just following city regulations.Unless you do something to move this mountain(hill) out of the way and put in more parking spaces,you cannot use your sanctuary.
"We're going to ask God to remove this mountain behind our church and somehow provide enough money to have it paved and in time for the dedication service next week.But I want people with mountain faith to come."
" Excuse me, Reverend. I'm from a construction company over in the next county.We're building a new shopping mall and we need some fill dirt.We'll pay you for the dirt(soil) we remove and pave all the exposed area free of charge,if we can have it right away"
Eventually, the next Sunday the church was dedicated as originally planned.
(Passage adapted from a book, "Prayers To Move Your Mountains" by Michael Klassen & Thomas Freling,Thomas Nelson Publishers,Second Edition,2004
255 pages,ISBN 981-04-6004-X )
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