Faith To Move Mountains is a pen drawing I did back in 2008.  It’s probably one of my favorite pen drawings because of how God spoke to me and led me through it.  Some of my art pieces happen quickly while others are a process.  This was definitely a process but a lot of fun.

I began drawing a rock (which God showed me later was a mountain) and on that rock I wrote “If you believe, you will receive” which is from Matthew 21:22.  It says “If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”  Behind the words believe and receive I wrote See.  It was a pretty awesome revelation the Lord gave me about believing, receiving, and seeing for the following reasons:

Believing happens in the spiritual and happens through faith.  When we ask for something and believe, having faith, then our spiritual eyes can see it.  The result of believing (seeing it spiritually) is then receiving it and literally seeing (physically or spiritually) what we’ve been praying for.  So God answers our prayer because we have faith (belief) to see it.  “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1, KJV).

A popular quote says “seeing is believing” but I’d like to argue it the other way around.  “Believing is seeing.”  We must believe first and have faith for that which we can’t see yet.  Just because we are asking for something in prayer doesn’t mean it’s not there or doesn’t mean we won’t have it.  Let’s believe and then receive!

When I was drawing the hands in my artwork, I knew they were to be praying hands because the scripture talks about asking through prayer.  Inside the shadows of the fingers is a cross (it also looks like a sword).  That’s neat because we have the Sword of the Spirit, which is God’s word.  When we pray we can use God’s word.  After drawing the hands, I decided to write words of things I desired around the hands.  These were things like Holiness, Hope, Purity, and Faith that I wanted or wanted more of.  Later I realized that the hands and words around it resembled an eye, which is symbolic because having faith in prayer is seeing those things come to pass.

Writing Faith at the top in the sky was obvious and flowed well with the rest of the artwork.  The scripture from Matthew talks about having faith to move mountains and that is why I included “to move mountains” on the rock which was a mountain.

Lastly, I had the bottom left corner still blank and really didn’t know what to put in that space.  I prayed for a few days about it and then felt the Lord say to go back to the scripture.  So I did and here is what it said:

Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” (Matthew 21:21-22)

Verse 21 talks about throwing the mountain into the sea.  Perfect!  So I drew an ocean in that blank space below the mountain.  It really came together well.

Prayer is powerful, especially when we pray in Faith and do not doubt.  We have authority through Jesus and when we use that authority great things happen.  We can say to the mountains in our life to move and they will be cast into the sea.  When we pray and believe we can ask for anything in His name (the name of Jesus) and it will be ours.

I want to believe and see miracles.  I want to receive the things I desire.  Believing is seeing.  Remember, have faith and believe; then you’ll see (receive) what you’ve been asking for in prayer.  Amen to that!

 

6 Comments

  1. Grace

    Very good blog, Curt! The only thing I could not see was the resemblance of an eye in the hands. Everything else I could envision. The scripture works well with your drawing and blog, too.

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    • Curtis Sikes

      Thank you Grace for your comment! The eye that I saw in my artwork is both the words around the praying hands and the hands combined. The hands are the iris, the black cross is the pupil and so on. It’s a rough resemblance but I think it’s there. Hopefully you can see it now. 🙂 Thanks again and God bless you!

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  2. Sheena

    People who know Curtis (the artist) can see that the things he prayed for (the words that are around the praying hands in the drawing) are evident in his life-a testimony of believing the Lord and receiving and seeing!

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    • Curtis Sikes

      Thank you Sheena for your kind words. May the Lord bless you and may you see and receive the things you are praying and having faith for!

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  3. Tom

    Good word and good picture.

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    • Curtis Sikes

      Thanks Tom! God bless!

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