Walk With God: Impossible Made Possible

A few years ago Honda had an advertising campaign all about making the impossible possible. It was innovative, creative and definitely caught your attention.

Dare I suggest that such a strap line could be used by God. He is all about ‘the impossible being made possible’. He is innovative, creative and definitely good at catching our attention.

For nothing will be impossible with God [Luke 1:37]

When those who can’t have children start having children, the impossible is being made possible. When God uses a young woman to bring the Saviour of the world into existence, the impossible is being made possible. And that was just the start.

Read through the Gospels and you discover moment after moment of impossibles being made possibles. Water into wine. Lame start to walk. Blind get their sight. Dead people being raised. People healed and in put in their right mind. Walking on water. Storms calmed. Multiples fed with a kids lunch. The worst of sinners forgiven. Religion put in its place.

Jesus laying down His life for us. His death for our new life. Transformational moments. Impossible made possible.

Then you examine your own walk with God and see His handprints all over it. God making moves behind the scenes. Creating opportunities. Bringing about His providential plan.

When I reflect I can see where He has moved the pieces. If certain things which I could not make happen had not happened I would not be where I am today. Don’t get me wrong, I was complicit in some of the actions but not in the final outcomes. God working out things from my indiscretions, for my good. Impossible made possible.

That is the God I walk with every day. So I should not be surprised when surprises occur. Maybe in my head I see the pleasure He takes in doing some stuff, a little glint in His eye as He speaks to me saying, ‘You didn’t see that coming, did you?’

Where have you seen the impossible made possible by God in your life?

Trusting God

‘It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!’ [Exodus 14:12]

Before…
Back then…
In those days…
When I was…

The Israelites had seen some incredible victories, the biggest of miracles in fact from their God that had brought about an eventual escape from Egypt. They had to be in no doubt that God was on their side and with them.

To walk with God is to trust God.

Think about it, they had experienced this trust thing firsthand. Yet, in hardly no time it seems like all of those incredible miracles have been forgotten. They show us how easy it can be to trust God when victories are coming but less so when things don’t continue like that, when things begin to look a little bit more edgy?

The Israelites found themselves between a host of victories and the need for one more miracle. They were somewhere between their past (Egypt) and their new God-given future (the Promised Land). Maybe very much like how we live today.

At times like these we can be quick to forget what God has done and start to give our attention to what He has not done yet. We can look back on the past and romanticise it, we can view it through our rose-tinted glasses and just think that it was all much better ‘in those days’ than it really was.

Have you ever been there as you walk with God? Miracles on one side and doubt on the other? When we are in this place it can lead us to think that, ‘back then’ was better, rather than what is in front because it’s not been sorted out as quickly and as easily as we thought it would be.

Listen to what Moses said to encourage those who genuinely wanted to walk with God but had just found themselves a little distracted by the big thing in front of them. We will all get distracted, we will have moments of doubts, sometimes we will look at what’s in front of us and forget what God has done for us in the past. So take heed to the advice and keep on walking and keep on trusting in God.

Do not be afraid.
Stand firm.
Know that the Lord will fight for you.
Be still.

For the Israelites, God brought about another victory, one more miracle. One that they could not have worked out as it involved parting the sea. And isn’t that the wonder of God? That while we walk with Him we trust, we doubt, we do well, we drift, yet through all of it, God still comes through.

To walk with God is to trust God. So keep walking and keep trusting.

Believing for the BIG

This month I am focused on believing for the BIG.

Change – breakthrough – growth – increase – salvations

I know what I want to see – what about you?
What are you believing God for right now?
What’s the stretch for you?
Where are you creating space to allow God to do something?

Encourage you to join in. The next 30 days – pray, read, believe. Share your thoughts. Let’s pray & believe together, encourage one other and see God do some incredible things.