Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Impossible?? Look at the Record....
"Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God."
The word impossible isn't part of God's vocabulary.
It's a word we thought up on our own, and we think it carries lots of weight.
But it does so only when we subtract God from the formula.
If there's no God, the kind of God portrayed in the Bible, then we would have every right to think that there are all kinds of impossible things in the world.
But it makes perfect sense that if the God of the Bible exists, then there's nothing, literally nothing, that's impossible.
By definition, God excludes the realm of the impossible.
Water into wine? No problem.
Quelling a storm? Easy.
Bringing dead bodies back to life? Done.
That's the paradigm we need to use when viewing life's problems and fears.
Just look at the record.
Who are the people who have accomplished astonishing things in history?
Those who have refused to believe that certain things are impossible.
Who taught us that powered flight was possible?
Two Bible students named Orville and Wilbur Wright, who were convinced that we could fly in spite of all the experts who said it was impossible.
Who were the first scientists in modern history?
People like Copernicus, Newton, Kepler, and Galileo, who believed that an all-powerful God was really there and that the Bible gives a true account of him.
Who established against all odds the most extensive system of hospitals, schools, orphanages, feeding stations, and refugee camps in the history of the world?
People like Henri Dunant, Florence Nightingale, Gladys Aylward, William Booth, and Amy Carmichael, who knew that with God, nothing is ever impossible.
In fact, it could be said that the job description of Christians in the world has always been to attempt the impossible with God's help.
What more motivation could God give us to help us get up in the morning with a view toward the positive and with great confidence in prayer?
Ask God to drive out entirely from your mind the slightest thought that your need, no matter how profound, approaches the impossible.
From "100 Day Prayer " by Dr John Snyder