Friday, June 20, 2014

The Impossible Is God's Ideal!

Fear not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will show to you today: for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you shall see them again no more forever. (Ex. 14:13) 

I'd like to underline a major truth in this world of ours that I don't pretend to understand. Here it is: The best framework for the Lord God to do His most ideal work is when things are absolutely impossible and we totally unqualified to handle it. That's His favorite circumstance. Those are His ideal working conditions. 

God does His most magnificent work when the situation seems totally impossible from a human point of view, and we feel absolutely unprepared and unable to do anything about it, yet our eyes are on Him. . . . That's when God rolls up His big sleeves and says, "Step back out of the way a moment, and watch Me work."

Time after time, He brings us to our absolute end and then proves Himself faithful. That, my friend, is the story of the Bible in a nutshell. 

Moses: A Man of Selfless Dedication 

I'm extremely confident in the Lord that this post will resonate with lots of people. This is one of those posts that can be very raw at first and have a glorious ending at the same time. Very raw from the perspective that the hard times leading to the glorious ending can be extremely difficult to the point of almost giving up on life and any possibility of experiencing God's amazing grace, mercy, and love. Yes friends, life has a way of bashing us to the point of bringing us to the absolute end of ourselves.

The irony of being brought to the end of ourselves is that it provides us an opportunity to be able to give God the opportunity He desires to become the Mover and the Shaker of our lives. Being in an impossible situation is not the most comfortable place to be in, but it is necessary for our personal growth and maturation of every single area of our lives. Some of our heroes of the faith have been faced with impossible situations yet have come out victoriously at the end with God's involvement in some way or another.

My dear friends, I want to encourage all of you (and me) to be strong and of good courage when faced with an impossible situation (or two). The Bible makes it abundantly clear in a number of different stories of how God has come through for His children at a precisely perfect moment to deliver them from harm and fall. Does the story of Job come to mind? How about Jacob when he fought the angel for his blessing. When faced with the impossible, don't be afraid to get stubborn with God and watch how your faith will be radicalized. My hope and prayer is that this post will encourage you and be a blessing to you and everyone you know in Jesus' mighty name! Always remember friends. . . . 

God always works in the impossible! 

Thank you so much for reading this far friends! May God continue to bless you and keep you in Jesus' precious name! JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!!. . . . :-).