move mountains

move mountains

To do or achieve something that is incredibly difficult. I firmly believe that our faith in God can move mountains. I would move mountains to be with you.
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move mountains

If you move mountains you succeed in doing something that is very difficult and requires a lot of hard work. If you get a good team round you, you can move mountains. We should all repeat five times a day, `It is possible to change!' With this belief, you can move mountains. Note: People sometimes say that faith or love can move mountains, meaning that faith and love can be very powerful forces. Here's proof, if it were needed, that faith can move mountains. Note: This is from the proverb `Faith will move mountains', which is based on the words of Jesus to his followers in the Bible: `If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove'. (Matthew 17:20)
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move mountains

1 achieve spectacular and apparently impossible results. 2 make every possible effort.
In sense 1, the phrase alludes to 1 Corinthians 13:2: ‘And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing’.
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Yes, prayer can move mountains, but one must have faith and not pray as Natasha and I used to as children, that the snow might turn into sugar- and then run out into the yard to see whether it had done so.
D'you mean to say that if you really believed you could move mountains you could?
He has my love not only because he is a poet of the most exquisite verity, but because he is a lover of men, with a faith in them such as can move mountains of ignorance, and dulness, and greed.
Summary: Imphal, (Manipur) [India], Nov 17 (ANI): "Faith and hard work can move mountains," this adage holds true for Wahengbam Ibotombi Singh, an agripreneur from Manipur.
I believe that prayers can move mountains esp when many are in agreement.
It takes faith to move mountains, but moving statistical mountains of risk factors can cause landslides, avalanches, or earthquakes
By: Egypt Today staff CAIRO -- 8 September 2014: "You can't move mountains by whispering at them," Pink.
God helps those who help not only themselves, but also the less fortunate in their midst--or so goes the tidy moral logic of "Little Boy," a cloying and callous WWII-era parable about how faith can move mountains, overcome prejudice, and even rob death of its sting.
A mere glance is all it takes to "literally move mountains or bring down ships.
The book delves into the secret of answered prayer and the blessed life, how to command God Almighty to move mountains, why many will miss heaven by 18 inches and the worship service the Lord desires and why it is not your typical Sunday service.
Anyone who was at last week's ECHO Mum of the Year ceremony or who read the stories of our nominees will know mums can move mountains, make sacrifices, soldier on against the odds and take it all as a day's work.
Community action can move mountains and we need to fully engage all sections of the community in the coming months.
Would it not be a better use of effort and time for the Welsh Government simply to say: we pledge that in five years at least 50% of 16-year-olds will graduate from every secondary school in Wales with good GCSE passes in English and maths, and we shall move mountains to support teachers in achieving this aim.
Following his example we have to first move mountains, in our inner selves, in our beliefs and in our attitudes, if we want to climb up a challenging summit.