How to Do the Impossible

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With God, all things are possible. (Creationswap)

Jesus loves us so much that He will never keep us small. In Him, absolutely nothing is impossible: There are no limits.

Luke 1:37 is part of the angel's announcement to Mary that her old cousin, Elizabeth, who was well past her childbearing days, was six months pregnant with a boy who would become John the Baptist, Jesus' cousin. If that were not enough, Mary also had to come to terms with the declaration that she was about to conceive by the Holy Spirit and would give birth nine months later to the Son of God.

That's some news.

God doesn't have a problem with making possible what we think is impossible. He loves to shake us up, out of our small-minded thinking, and free us from doubts about this thing or that thing. He loves to blast through our assumption that, somehow, if it can't be done in earthly terms, it can't be done at all.

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Remember, He loves to reshape us. He speaks truth where we've believed lies.

You think He can't change you? He can.

You think you have gone too far down to be rescued? You haven't.

You think you're too old now? You're not.

You think you have to wait until you're older? You don't.

Nothing is impossible with Him. It's His love that changes everything.

Here's some news for you: Without Him, you'll never be good enough. I'll never be good enough. We are nothing without our God. He takes our little lives, laid down at His feet in the dirt, and He wrecks us with His love. When we see Him in all His beauty and let Him reshape us and fill us with His Holy Spirit, we no longer look at our failures and faults, because our eyes are drawn to see only Him.

Unless He fills me, everything is impossible.

When He fills me, nothing is impossible.

Heidi and Rolland Baker are a husband-and-wife missionary team who have followed God's call across the globe in answering the Great Commission. They are co-authors of Reckless Devotion, from which this article is adapted.

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