Impossible


Impossible


God doesn't know the word impossible. It's in the Bible, Luke 18:27, NIV. "Jesus replied, "What is impossible with men is possible with God."
With faith everything is possible. It's in the Bible, Mark 9:23, NIV. "Everything is possible for him who believes."                                                                                                                                                      For many years the measure of “impossibility” in my circles has been “When the Saints win the Super Bowl….”  We’ve said it with a chuckle in our voice, and perhaps a twinkle of hope in our hearts.  But believing it’s possible?  Well, that’s altogether different
I’ve also been reading in Mark 10:17-31 this week.  I love the way Jesus always turned His followers’ thought life upside down.  One man asks how to inherit eternal life, and Christ peers straight into his heart and responds, “Go, sell whatever you have and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven.  Then come, follow me.”

In order for this man to truly follow Jesus, he had to let go of the thing that gripped his heart and guided his life.

Jesus’ response (Mark 10:23-25) shocked his disciples.  If someone who had it all together on the outside couldn’t make it into the kingdom of God, what hope do the rest of us have?

Christ’s sage declaration is one of my favorite verses:  “This is impossible for mere humans, but not for God; all things are possible for God.”

Do I believe that?  Really?  Some things in my life fit in the category of the New Orleans guys with Super Bowl rings and Mr. Brown’s triumph on Capitol Hill.  Things my belief has to seriously stretch for.  I know you’ve got them, too.

So what do you do with a God who can do the impossible?  I mean, impossible for us.  I think He wants us to ask for big things.  Huge things.  The things that can turn our lives upside down.

It might mean letting go of what you’ve clung to all your life.  The place you’ve found security.  The warmth of your heritage.  But in the end, what you gain far surpasses what you’ve left behind. (Mark 10:29-31)

Loknath

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