“Jesus looked at them and said, with man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”…………Matthew 19: 26
In totally open and free, Spirit led home fellowship this past weekend we read through the entire fifth chapter of The Gospel of John. (Yes, we use our bibles all the time, contrary to popular belief) Every person there had something very valuable to share that helped the entire passage come alive to all of us. What struck me most was how Jesus asked people to do the impossible all of the time. In John 5: 8 Jesus told an invalid to “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” Jesus simply asked this man to do what he could not do and when the man responded he could walk without further difficulty.
There are quite a few other instances of Jesus asking the impossible of people in the New Testament. Like when He told the man with the withered arm to stretch out his arm and when He told Peter to “come” walk on the water with Him. Friends, If your arm is withered you cannot stretch it out and no man can walk on water. However, when Jesus told them to do these impossible things they could do them every single time.
If this is true then why do we always seem to doubt when Jesus seems to be calling for us to do the impossible? Speaking for myself I think it is because I lack FAITH at times. Sometimes I get so engrossed and wrapped up in the FACT of the obstacle, that I am facing, that I fail to have the faith necessary for Him to move it out of my way,… so that I can then proceed to the places He has already pre-ordained me to be victorious.
The fact that I had PTSD hindered my walk for 17 years, but now I have the faith to overcome it. Staying in the fact of my situation and diagnosis robbed me, my family and our fellowships of many blessings, and in the end it cost me my marriage. But now forgetting what is behind I strain forward towards what is ahead for me in Christ Jesus. I now have tremendous renewed faith and hope again because of the ministry of Jesus, the Body of Christ and the tools I have gained from EMDR and other effective counseling.
“We live by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5: 7) I no longer live by only what my human eyes can see. Now, once again I live by faith in Christ and that is making all the difference in the world for me and those I love. And even if you do happen to lack faith all you have to do is ask Jesus and He will give it to you when the time is perfect. I now am facing all of my obstacles head on and with His help I am moving through them, instead of trying to go over, under, or around them. Avoiding them is no longer an option for me. No matter what impossible odds you may be facing, Jesus can get you through them to the freedom that is found on the other side. Now with Christ I am doing the impossible every day and so can all of you!
Kirk Out !
P.s. These past several days Jesus has been freeing me up emotionally. This is allowing me to give and experience intimacy in ways I haven’t been able to in years. Please pray for Janet and I as we move forward together in our relationship? I feel we really turned a big corner this weekend and we are both looking forward to great things in our future.