The abc’s of Believing: X – Xiphoid

For we have the living Word of God, which is full of energy, and it pierces more sharply than a two-edged sword. It will even penetrate to the very core of our being where soul and spirit, bone and marrow meet! It interprets and reveals the true thoughts and secret motives of our hearts. Hebrews 4:12 TPT

I confess, “I am hitting the wall.”

The a,b,c's of Believing: X - Xiphoid

I have been hitting this “wall” for some time, and now I freely admit to you, “My ‘believing’ is exhausted.”

You see, I have this MOUNTAIN in my life.

My prayers haven’t moved it.

My faith; my believing hasn’t moved it.

It just stands there taunting me…

(And, my all my believing.)

Our word today is a strange one.

I also confess, that I wasn’t exactly sure where I was going to look to find a really good X-word. One that I could somehow connect with our believing.

(Honestly? There aren’t that many X-words out there!)

Well, I finally found one.

I’d never heard of the word Xiphoid but here is what it means:

adjective: Anatomy, Zoology. sword-shaped; ensiform.

The a,b,c's of Believing: X - Xiphoid

“Ta-da,” Okay, sword-shaped is a concept I can work with!

(And believe you me, I need to…)

Because I’d love nothing better than to take “a powerful sword” to this mountain in my life. One that, no amount of exasperation, complaining, or prayer, seems to be able to move.

(Can I get an “Amen!” anyone?)

When it’s a “God Alone” problem!

Sometimes, we hit the wall in our believing. We need a breakthrough but we know. Ain’t no one moving this mountain but, “God alone.”

And when I get here? I know right where to turn.

(Should have thought of this a lot sooner!)

Because I have been up against “mountains” like this before.

Time to bring out another scripture-prayer:

I stand silently to listen for the one I love,
waiting as long as it takes for the Lord to rescue me.
For God alone has become my Savior.
He alone is my safe place;
his wrap-around presence always protects me.
For he is my champion defender;
there’s no risk of failure with God.
So why would I let worry paralyze me,
even when troubles multiply around me?

Psalm 62: 1-2 The Passion Translation

The a,b,c's of Believing: X - Xiphoid

If you’ve got a “God Alone” mountain that just won’t move?

If you’re hitting the walls of exasperation, and frustration over and over again, and your believing is plain exhausted?

I recommend a xiphoid-type-prayer!

Our mountains are no match for our Mountain-Moving God!

Now he moves Zion’s mountains by the might of his voice, shaking the snowy peaks with his earsplitting sound!

Psalm 29:6 TPT


You bet!

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