How can you make the impossible, possible? Latch onto these three important “keys.”
Posted in , Nov 8, 2015
At times all of us face problems that seem impossible to solve. How can you make the impossible, possible? Latch onto these three important “keys.”
Key #1: Simple faith. Once a distraught father appealed to Jesus to heal his epileptic son who suffered from convulsions that made him foam at the mouth and throw himself into water or fire: “If you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.” The Master’s answer: “Everything is possible for one who believes” (Mark 9:22-23).
If it rained until even the mountaintops were submerged, could earthly life continue? “Common sense” says no. Yet one man—Noah—built a boat large enough to save everyone and everything aboard. And Hebrews, chapter 11 tells us he did it “by faith.” That same chapter lists numerous others who overthrew kingdoms, faced down lions, drove away hostile armies and even raised the dead…all through the power of faith.
Key #2: Believing prayer. Jesus, of course, healed the poor epileptic boy whose father came to him. But earlier his disciples had tried to heal the child and failed. When they asked why they were unsuccessful, Jesus replied that the only thing strong enough to accomplish such a miracle was prayer (Mark 9:29). Prayer is the other side of faith—a theme that occurs repeatedly in Jesus’ teachings.
· “And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive” (Matthew 21:22).
· “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you” (Matthew 7:7).
· “Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours” (Mark 11:24).
Key #3: The Word of God. Just before he died, Jesus told his disciples: “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you” (John 15:7). The fact is that faith itself “comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17). There is no substitute for regular, disciplined study of the Bible. It is your source of sustenance and power.
Believe big, pray big, think big, do what God leads you to do…and look forward to surprising results!