Revealed… The “Impossible”

Posted: January 19, 2015 in Revealed...!
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At the close of Chapter 12 Katie shares her heart and reminds me of some basic truths that i already know but sometimes they get buried in the routine of the days i live. She says, “Here is the thing: I want big things from God. (me too) We want big things from God (me too) and then think it’s strange when He asks us to build an ark, or feed five thousand or march around a building for seven days with seven priests blowing trumpets made from rams’ horns (me too). I am asking for big things from God. Big things like a van I can take my whole family to church in and a house with ten showers. Bigger things like 147 million orphaned children in the world to each have a mommy who knows what they like for dinner. So really, I am not surprised at the craziness of my life. Every morning, as I wake up with some impossible task in front of me, I know that God will meet it with impossible strength and love. I serve the God who used Moses, a murderer, to part the Red Sea; a God who let Peter, who would deny Him, walk on water. A God who looks at me, in all my fallen weakness and says, “You can do the impossible.”

Davis, Katie J. (2011-10-04). Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption (pp. 153-154). Howard Books. Kindle Edition.

imagesWhat does Doing the Impossible really mean? It means that i have a desire to achieve greatness and am ready to take the steps to turn that desire into a reality. when taking on the task of Doing the Impossible you will experience different reactions – excitement, curiosity, joy, laughter, or even tears. i’ll bet that Katie’s goal in sharing her story is to encourage and challenge people to make a decision to do the impossible. That most likely will have a totally different look to you than it did for Steve Jobs, Thomas Edison, or any of the other great men of history that we look at. The goal of this post is to help you realize that you have the capacity to do what the critics think is impossible.

If i want to do the impossible i need to remember the words of Deuteronomy 31:6 where God says, “It’s okay to be human. I created you, I understand. Do not be afraid; do not be terrified. I am the LORD your God and I will go with you wherever you go. I will never leave nor forsake you.

Then in 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 God says, “Remember that my Word says you would be hard-pressed on every side, but never crushed; perplexed but not in despair, persecuted but never abandoned, discouraged but never destroyed.

Are you as encouraged as i am right now?

Then how about James 1:2-4 “Sometimes I test your faith, because it develops perseverance in you, which you need to be mature and complete, not lacking in anything.

That’s more of a when that an if i assure you. And lastly how about these words from John 16:33 “In the world you will have trouble, but take heart! I have overcome the world.

If your going to take on doing the impossible then you need to familiarize yourself with the following words which Paul shares in 2 Corinthians 6:2-10

Well, now is the right time to listen, the day to be helped. Don’t put it off; don’t frustrate God’s work by showing up late, throwing a question mark over everything we’re doing. Our work as God’s servants gets validated—or not—in the details.

People are watching us as we stay at our post, alertly, unswervingly . . . in hard times, tough times, bad times; when we’re beaten up, jailed, and mobbed; working hard, working late, working without eating; with pure heart, clear head, steady hand; in gentleness, holiness, and honest love; when we’re telling the truth, and when God’s showing his power; when we’re doing our best setting things right; when we’re praised, and when we’re blamed; slandered, and honored; true to our word, though distrusted; ignored by the world, but recognized by God; terrifically alive, though rumored to be dead; beaten within an inch of our lives, but refusing to die; immersed in tears, yet always filled with deep joy ; living on handouts, yet enriching many; having nothing, having it all.

In closing “Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor serving me, your Father. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer. Continue to offer my hospitality to people in need and let me take care of the rest (Romans 12: 11– 13).

 

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