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Impossible Impossibilities

Luke 1:36-38

“And did you know that your cousin Elizabeth conceived a son, old as she is? Everyone called her barren, and here she is six months pregnant! Nothing, you see, is impossible with God.” And Mary said, Yes, I see it all now: I’m the Lord’s maid, ready to serve. Let it be with me just as you say. Then the angel left her.
Satan is a good user of smoke screens…did you know that?  He can make the easiest thing look completely impossible.  He will do everything in his power to make what God has for us look like something we don’t even desire for our lives.  He wants us to miss out on the things God has for us so he creates these smoke screens in front of us to block the vision. He does not want us to stop and rest and see the bridge that is just steps away from us.  He still does not realize that he has already lost the battle.
Often it takes taking a moment to connect the dots to really see what God is up to.  Sometimes He gives us parts and pieces to our plan and purpose.  He might give us a piece on Monday and then let you try to figure it out and then give you another part on Thursday.  Perhaps then it might take hours, days or even weeks before you begin to see the whole thing pan out right in front of you.  As you begin to see how the “dots” or events connect to make a very clear picture, your faith increases and wisdom is gained.
God uses this tactic with me often, which means I have a lot of “A-Ha” moments.  Sometimes I feel like I should have figured it out sooner and then I realize the enemy is just trying to erase my dots.  He does not want us to come to the full revelation of what God has in store for us.  He delights in our delays and set backs.  But, you see, I by faith know God has a better outcome for any situation than I can ever dream of.  He longs to give us things and lavish upon us His riches…we just need to be walking it out with faith.
Finding your bridge in the fog and then taking that first step can be tricky. The devil will do everything he can to cause you to stumble.  He is good at instilling fear for situations and that is why from the first step on the bridge to the last we have to trust in God to guide our steps.  We need to believe in the plan.  We need to know we are winners.  We need to know that we know that we know that we know God is once again in control.  He is really good at making what seems impossible, completely possible….every time.

Hot Feet, Thirsting for Peace

Psalm 65:9-13

Oh, visit the earth, ask her to join the dance! Deck her out in spring showers, fill the God-River with living water. Paint the wheat fields golden. Creation was made for this! Drench the plowed fields, soak the dirt clods With rainfall as harrow and rake bring her to blossom and fruit. Snow-crown the peaks with splendor, scatter rose petals down your paths, All through the wild meadows, rose petals. Set the hills to dancing, Dress the canyon walls with live sheep, a drape of flax across the valleys. Let them shout, and shout, and shout! Oh, oh, let them sing!
How many of us are lost? Even though we accepted Jesus, we are still feeling as if we are traveling the desert.  Our feet are hot. Our throats are dry. Our skin is scorched. There is pain in every step. There is this desire to just sit down and give up.  What if that’s what it takes?  What if we just sat down in the midst of our struggle and really give it up?  Maybe if we would stop searching for all of the answers, peace would just come to us.  We would see a bridge in the distance and finally have a vision of which way to go.
My life was like this for awhile.  I was tired. Felt beaten by the things of this world.  I was thirsty but had no idea how to quench it. AND I had Jesus.  While my life was looking like dry, hot sand everywhere I looked, I could see glimpses of a way out, but my eyes were so squinted I could not tell what was reality.  My mind was like a drone day in and day out.  I just kept going through the motions without ever getting anywhere.
What changed me?  What gave me the vision of my bridge?  Quiet, soaking times.  Yes, moments where I sat in His Presence for 6 hours at a time.  Times where the outside world could not get to me. When I finally sat down, surrendered my life and said, “I have had enough, Lord! Mess up my life!”, that’s when my desert began to be drenched in Living Water.  My thirst was quenched! My feet were relaxed.  I could see the bridge in the distance.  The more I soaked Him in, the closer the bridge got. The closer the bridge was, the more freedom I found.  Finally there was a way out of my situation and all I had to do was rest.
I feel like so many of us Christians have this lifestyle of being a Christian out of whack.  We have it all backwards.  We feel we have to be on the go 24/7.  We think nothing will change unless we stay busy with the things of God.  In the NIV Bible the word rest is mentioned 496 times…..that should cause some of us to think. God wants us to rest.  He wants us to allow Him to take our burden.  Not to become lazy, but to become well rested in Him so that we can walk out our Christian walk with full power.  Can you see your bridge?  Come. Sit. Rest.