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Faith in the Impossible

Luke 1:18

Zechariah asked the angel, “How can I be sure of this? I am an old man and my wife is well along in years.”

profileMission Impossible was a TV show – originally shown from 1966 to 1973 I believe.  It was a TV show about a team of agents that took on impossible tasks.  They would receive their instruction by tape player and it would destroy itself shortly after revealing the impossible task.  Of your course you knew they would achieve the task – but it was exciting trying to figure out how they would do it – and – maybe – just maybe – they wouldn’t accomplish it this time.  The show returned for two seasons in 1988 and 1990 and was revived in movies beginning in 1996 to the present.

Have you ever faced something thought impossible in your life?  An old song I loved to sing growing up – Got Any Rivers.  The chorus went like this – Got any rivers you think are uncrossable? Got any mountains you can’t tunnel through? God specializes in things thought impossible.  And He can do what not other one can do.  We use to love singing that song – because it reminded us that God can do anything – even the things thought impossible.

As Christians – part of our faith statement is that we believe in an all-powerful God – a God that can accomplish everything – even the impossible in our lives.  The author or Hebrews gives us a definition for faith.  Hebrews 11:1 – Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

What is it in your life that God might be trying to do only to be thwarted by our lack of faith?  I know that sounds like a weird questions – but God will not force Himself on us – God will not go where a lack of faith lives.  When Jesus was teaching in His hometown – they didn’t believe in Him and He moved on after teaching there.  Scripture says – Matthew 13:58 – And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith.

What is it in your life that God wants to do but your unbelieving heart is blocking?  Have you given your marriage over to God and believed that He could heal it?  Have you given over your finances – believing in God’s power and provision?  What is it?  If we seek His face – and desire His grace – God will do amazing things in our lives – things thought impossible.  Do you believe?  Are you seeking after Him with your whole heart?  Do you believe?

Luke 1:18 – Zechariah asked the angel, “How can I be sure of this? I am an old man and my wife is well along in years.”  Zechariah was told he would be a father in his old age and he was skeptical to say the least.  What is God telling you that He wants to do in your life?  What is it that will take faith to believe in?  At times it will take faith to believe in the impossible in order fort God to work in our lives.

Just something to think about today as you go on your way.

September 23, 2013 - Posted by | Church, Community, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Faith Journey, Family, From the Pastor, Holy Spirit, Theology | , , , , , , , , , , ,

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