Limp as a ragdoll and unable to move, I sat in my recliner and planned a bicycle ride. Myasthenia gravis robbed my strength and I was barely able to walk. Yet I believed God promised me one year of Sabbath rest, my personal Jubilee. So I planned a faith ride. On July 10, after exactly one year of severe physical limitations, I straddled my road bike, clipped in my shoes and pedaled seven miles. Are you believing God for things you can accomplish with sufficient effort and discipline? Or are you believing a big God who can do the impossible?
Matthew [19:28], “But Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’” ESV
What impossible situation are you facing?
- A diagnosis
- Financial hardship
- Relationship strain
- Destructive habits
Remember, we serve a God who brings dead things to life: dead relationships, dead bodies and dead souls.
Romans [4:17], “…even God, who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist.” NASB
Alice in Wonderland was a doubter. The Queen of Hearts told her, “Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” And she did it by intentionally practicing.
- Can you name six impossible things you will believe God for?
- Write Ephesians [3:20] below your list.