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?

Sing a New Song

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Sing to him a new song [Psalm 33:3]

It is time to unlearn and to stop singing the same old song. It is easy to catch a hold of a thought, give it a melody and allow it become the soundtrack of our life. Then wherever we are we sing it over ourselves again and again and again. Songs that tell others all about how we feel, full of emotion and always sung with great passion.

Songs of how we feel frustrated.
Songs of how life is hard.
Songs about how things are not going our way.
Songs full of our pain.
Songs of how we feel lost.
Songs all about how we feel hopeless.
Songs full questions to God.

Songs describing all the challenges we face.

Let’s be people of God who will stop singing those songs. Let’s stop singing wrong lyrics over our circumstances like ’Things ain’t like they used to be’, and begin to a sing a new song. Instead begin to sing over your circumstances.

Sing a song of peace.
Sing a song of security.
Sing a song of transformation.
Sing a song of healing.
Sing a song of discovery.
Sing a song of hope.
Sing a song of confidence.

Sing a song of faith.

Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you. [Psalm 33:20-22

The Cross of Christ: My New Identity

The cross is about identity. Who do I belong to?

When I accept that Jesus went to the cross for me, who I align my life to changes. Life is no longer about me, but about Jesus. I am choosing to identify with him. It means my lie doesn’t align to what I think is right but instead is aligned to all that Jesus wants for my life.

I am now found in Christ.

I am now the righteousness of Christ.

I am now not my own, I am bought with a price.

My performance is no longer based on what I can do, my works. Instead my performance is a result of believing that I am the righteous by faith. I live to honour Jesus, not through being sin-conscious and trying really hard to not mess up. I live to honour Jesus by recognising the benefits of being righteous-conscious.

In otherwords, when my life is connected with Jesus through His finished work at the cross, why would I want to sully that work by filling my life with anything short of Gods very best for me? Things that I think I deserve through my hard work, rather than things I don’t deserve yet I receive through Gods unmerited favour?

If death got the upper hand through one man’s wrongdoing, can you imagine the breathtaking recovery life makes, sovereign life, in those who grasp with both hands this wildly extravagant life-gift, this grand setting-everything-right, that the one man Jesus Christ provides? [Romans 5:17 The Message]

How does the cross of Christ influence you?

Adventure 

Go into all the world and make disciples…

Jesus tells us to. As our leader we listen to what He says and we follow. 

Go, speak and be. Share the good news. Be the good news. 

Sometimes we shy away from what the disciples considered a great adventure. Maybe we are too quick to look for reasons to opt out rather than how the disciples looked always to opt in. 

So, let the adventure begin. 

What do I have? More than I care to admit. The best news about Jesus that the world needs to hear. The gifts and all that God has blessed me with. The ability to help those I can help. 

Let the adventure begin. Let’s see where it takes us. Are you in?