What is it in your life that is just simply impossible? That issue that, unless God shows up won’t, can’t happen? Think big. When was the last time you prayed faith-stretching, faith-building prayers? Well, recently during our Staff/Board retreat, I was reminded that God does the impossible. So I, in turn, am reminding you.
God created the world – out of nothing – Ex Nihilo. In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1
God made a donkey talk – Then the LORD opened the mouth of the donkey, and she said to Balaam, “What have I done to you, that you have struck me these three times?” Numbers 22:28
God made an axe head float – But as one was felling a log, his axe head fell into the water, and he cried out, “Alas, my master! It was borrowed.” Then the man of God said, “Where did it fall?” When he showed him the place, he cut off a stick and threw it in there and made the iron float. 2 Kings 6:5-6
God made the sun stand still – And the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, until the nation took vengeance on their enemies. Is this not written in the Book of Jashar? The sun stopped in the midst of heaven and did not hurry to set for about a whole day. There has been no day like it before or since, when the LORD heeded the voice of a man, for the LORD fought for Israel. Joshua 10:13-14
God made a virgin give birth – Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel. Matthew 1:23
God the Son turned water into wine – So he came again to Cana in Galilee, where he had made the water wine. John 4:46 (see also John 2)
God the Son healed the leper – And a leper came to him, imploring him, and kneeling said to him, “If you will, you can make me clean.” Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand and touched him and said to him, “I will; be clean.” And immediately the leprosy left him, and he was made clean. Mark 1:40-42
God the Son made the blind see – And he took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village, and when he had spit on his eyes and laid his hands on him, he asked him, “Do you see anything?” And he looked up and said, “I see people, but they look like trees, walking.” Then Jesus laid his hands on his eyes again; and he opened his eyes, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly. Mark 8:23-25
God the Son fed 4000 people with a few fish and loaves – And he took the seven loaves, and having given thanks, he broke them and gave them to his disciples to set before the people; and they set them before the crowd. And they had a few small fish. And having blessed them, he said that these also should be set before them. And they ate and were satisfied. And they took up the broken pieces left over, seven baskets full. And there were about four thousand people. Mark 8:6-9
God the Son raised the dead – When he had said these things, he cried out with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out.” The man who had died came out, his hands and feet bound with linen strips, and his face wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Unbind him, and let him go.” John 11:43-44
So let’s go back to my original question. What is that impossible thing in your life? God is the same today as He was back in Bible times. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever (Hebrews 13:8). What impossible thing will you ask God for this year?
Written By Diane Hunt: Diane Hunt serves on the board of America’s Keswick and provides ministry support from her home in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.