I get several e-devotionals and one I just read made me stop and think, and I just had to pass it on. The writer was talking about Peter walking on the water to Jesus and after he starts to sink and Jesus saves him, Jesus asks him, “Why did you doubt?” (See Matthew 14:22-32) So the question is, who did Peter doubt, Jesus or himself? And the answer…. Same thing. If God lives in us (Galatians 2:20), then when we say we can’t do something, we’re really saying we don’t believe God can.
So here we are at the beginning of a new year. What is God calling you to do this year? It’s doubtful He’s asking you to actually walk on water, or slay a giant with one stone, or lead an entire nation through the desert, but even if He was, couldn’t He give you all you need to do it? Oh yeah, He’s already done all those things!
“This seems impossible for me. But nothing is impossible for the God who lives in me. That means all things really are possible for me too. I can do this with Him.”
Now that’s good news for a new year!
Can I get an “amen” and a “woo-hoo” too?
Written by Ruth Schmidt:Ruth Schmidt has worked at America’s Keswick since 1985. She currently serves as Administrative Assistant to Bill Welte.