Monday, September 22, 2014

endless possibilities

I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

There really are endless possibilities when God is in the midst of things.  Think about it.  Maybe turn and think about it like when you were a child.  The sky is the limit.  You can be anything you want to be or do anything you want to do.  Possibilities are huge.

Anything is possible because the anything is not tied to our thinking or our ability but to God’s ability.  That is where I would like to begin today.  Endless possibilities are a reality when a person believes that God can and that God will.

Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.”

How would things be different if the people guiding us when we were children helped us reach for the stars and believe that anything is possible?  Things would be different.  Do you agree?

It assume that many people have settled for less because they limited their own possibilities.  Faith sees further, stretches more and steps out because it is based on the ability of our God.  A person with great faith will believe within themselves that there are possibilities and will lead others to see and embrace possibilities.

Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.

Declare it.  Anything is possible with God.  Stop limiting God and stop limiting yourself and others.  Stop playing it safe and missing the very best that God has for you.

Imagine you are one of the people who followed, listened and did what Jesus said while He was on the earth.  Can you imagine the impact that those men and women had on the people that they told what they heard and saw?

We can do the same.  By telling people what God has done for us we open doors of possibility for others to see and experience these realities. 

In Mark chapter 8 we find the story of Jesus telling His disciples that he would have to die, but only 3 days later Jesus would be alive again.  When Peter heard what Jesus said, Peter confronted Jesus says that this couldn’t happen.  It was at that point that Jesus called Peter Satan in verse 33.  The next part of the verse really is eye opening.  Jesus said that Peter was speak out of human wisdom and missing things from God’s point of view.

Peter had experienced so many things that seemed humanly impossible, but Peter continued to fight against what Jesus said because it was human reasoning that kept him tied up and unable to understand what Jesus said.  By embracing what Jesus said and what He did peter would open the eyes of others to see Jesus for who He really is.

What have you experienced from God?  Your relationship with God and your experienced shared with others might be the opening door for another person or many people to meet and see God.

Has the Lord redeemed you?  Then speak out!  Tell others he has redeemed you from your enemies.

May our lives be salt and light to help others see Jesus!

Matthew 6:13-14,16  NLT
13 “You are the salt of the earth.  But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor?  Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless.  14 “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden 16 In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.

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