Friends, every single day of our lives, is supposed to be proof positive that God works impossibilities; everyday of our lives can be a day where our Lord makes impossibilities possible by His power. If that's not exciting then we don't have a pulse! This is everything we need in our walk with Jesus.
We have an all powerful God that we have the privilege of loving and worshipping. And we must learn this one lesson: We do not need a little of God’s power so we can accomplish our desires for Him. We need all of Jesus power and grace living in us, to give us a life of victory over what used to be impossible for us. Then we will be overwhelmed with the love, joy, peace and all of the Holy Spirits gifts that will fill our lives.
All of our walk with Jesus is a demonstration of God's unlimited power. "With God nothing is impossible!" Look at the miracle of the virgin birth. Consider the power of the resurrection. All of this is humanly impossible! We don't even understand it! The apostle Paul was a good example of this
very truth. He said: "I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling, and...my preaching was...in demonstration of the Spirit and power." If we look at this from the human side there was nothing but feebleness, but from the divine side their was unlimited power! And this is true of every person who gives their will to Jesus. If we can only learn this lesson fully and give a wholehearted, undivided surrender to Jesus we will have a life beyond anything we have imagined. Every hour and every moment we will experience unlimited power of the Holy Spirit.
We have a God who spoke and the earth was created. He created light out of darkness! Can you imagine the power of this omnipotent God in the work of our redemption? Look at Abraham. God called him to leave his home and head out without a clue where he was headed. Then God trained him through many trials to trust Him and see Him as the all powerful God that would never leave him and give him a son at a hundred years of age. We read that Abraham believed God. He trusted that God would fulfill His promise. He made mistakes, but God stayed with him through that as well! We have a willing patient God!
Maybe the greatest reason we hold God back from accomplishing what He would love to do in our lives, is that we want to work it out partly ourselves and then let God help us when it gets to big for us. That cannot be! We must come to Jesus utterly helpless! As Americans who are control freaks to say the least, we completely subscribe to the belief "that God helps those who help themselves." But when it comes to salvation and our walk with Jesus this could not be farther from the truth. If we can just surrender absolutely and allow God to do His work, He will do a glorious work in our lives.
All throughout the Old Testament we see God's servants trusting in an all powerful God to accomplish impossibilities when they were helpless to defend themselves. That same God is alive today and wants to do the same for each of us. And yet some of us continue to want God to give us a little help, while we are still in control. That is not God's way and He longs for us to say:
"I can do nothing. Jesus must and will do it all."
In worship, in work for God, in sanctification, in obedience to our Lord, we can do nothing of ourselves; it is our part to simply give ourselves to the
Holy Spirit and trust that He will "work in us to will and do His good pleasure." When we can learn this all important lesson: the things which are impossible with men, are possible with God." Then God will reveal Jesus in our lives, and the Holy Spirit will be the one in control. It is then that the self-life will fade away and we can glorify our Lord beyond anything we have yet imagined.
It is possible with God; and it is our privilege to claim His deliverance. Let's do it now! Put ourselves in absolute surrender and let Him do the impossible in our lives today!