Can we do the impossible with God?
Published 9:45 pm Saturday, April 23, 2016
By Larry Stover
Stover is pastor of Praise Park Church of the Nazarene.
I read a statement this past week from A.W. Tozer who was a leader in the Christian Missionary Alliance denomination.
He said, “God is looking for people through whom He can do the impossible. What a pity we only attempt the things we do on our own.”
That really strikes a chord and a bit of conviction on those of us in ministry and those who want to do great things for the Kingdom of God.
It has been said that as much as 90 percent of what goes on in the church does not require the help of the Holy Spirit.
If that is the case, then the overwhelming amount of work being done by Christians does not depend on the intervention of God at all.
Can we go on carrying out our weekly duties and responsibilities without that heartfelt conviction that we need the presence of God to bless and anoint what we are doing? If God does not show up, does it change anything?
There are Christians all across Dallas County who are praying continually for an outpouring of God’s Holy Spirit on our churches and believers. Pastors in Selma are meeting every Thursday for prayer. I’m sure that they are praying in area churches as they are praying in mine.
What if we began to pray for God to do the impossible? Every church has issues going on that fit the realm of “the impossible.”
There are Christians in the Selma/Valley Grande area that I speak with every week that are just beat up by life. They can barely see light at the end of the tunnel.
Are you serious about asking God to do something impossible in your life? Can you enter that arena of faith that will lead you into unknown areas and challenge your old “status quo?” Are you willing to do something that is inspired by God that will stretch your belief system beyond anything you have ever considered before?
The Bible is replete with examples of the impossible. God said to Moses, “I have raised you up to show My power in you.” When Moses faced the Red Sea it was faith that exhibited the power of God and the waters parted.
When Job lost everything, went through the trials of life, and God restored everything to him, his response was, “Who can understand the thunder of His power.” It’s no wonder, we call the Lord an “Omnipotent God!”
Our Heavenly Father spoke to Jeremiah when he was discouraged, defeated, ridiculed and suffering in jail; “Call unto Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things.”
As you pray for the impossible to take place in your life, realize that great and mighty things are waiting for your faith to take you to a higher plane of relationship. Don’t take a risk without the anointing of God. His purpose and plan in your life will never lead you where His grace cannot keep you.
Ralph Abernathy is quoted as saying, “Christians should be ready for a change because Jesus was the greatest changer in history.” When the impossible takes place in your life, it most likely will bring about numerous changes. Remember this; experiencing he miraculous power of God in you life will make it all “Simply Beautiful.”