Thursday, March 5, 2009

Nothing shall be impossible unto you

Are you discouraged? Are you in the midst of an intense struggle from which you just can't seem to find a way out? Or perhaps your head knows that you should give your burden to God, but your heart just wants to hang onto it for a while?

Sometimes we have to bridge the gap between our head and our heart by just following God's Word

Matthew 17:20 says: Nothing shall be impossible unto you.

From Streams in the Desert, H.C.G. Moule had the following to say:

"It is possible, for those who really are willing to reckon on the power of the Lord for keeping and victory, to lead a life in which His promises are taken as they stand and are found to be true.

It is possible to cast all or care upon Him daily and to enjoy deep peace in doing it.

It is possible to have the thoughts and imaginations of our hearts purified, in the deepest meaning of the word.

It is possible to see the will of God in everything, and to receive it, not with sighing,
but with singing.

It is possible
by taking complete refuge in divine power to become strong through and through; and, where previously our greatest weakness lay, to find that things which formely upset all our resolves to be patient, or pure, or humble, furnish today an opportunity-- through Him who loved us, and works in us an agreement with His will and a blessed sense of His presence and His power-- to make sin powerless over us.

These things are DIVINE POSSIBILITIES, and because they are His work, the true experience of them will always cause us to bow lower at His feet and to learn to thirst and long for more.

We cannot possibly be satisified with anything less-- each day, each hour, each moment, in Christ, through the power of the Holy Spirit-- than to WALK WITH GOD."

I am still a work in progress (boy, is that an understatement), I really have learned that through God, nothing is impossible! His promises are true, you can have a deep peace that passes understanding, you can find reason to sing in the middle of the tears, His grace IS sufficient, and He is faithful to give it right when you need it.

"We may have as much of God as we will. Christ puts the key of the treasure
chamber into our hand, and bids us take all that we want. If a man is admitted
into the bullion vault of a bank, and told to help himself, and comes out with
one cent, whose fault is it that he is poor? Whose fault is it that Christian
people generally have such scanty portions of the free riches of God?"

I am definitely not one of those hokey prosperity-pep-rally-preaching people. But God does keep His promises to us and He does offer to carry our burdens. He promises to never forsake us. He promises to be our friend, our example, our guide. He promises to love and forgive us.

He is not going to force these things upon us.

He offers them to us as a GIFT... we just have to be willing to receive them.

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