I was reading my bloglines today and came across one that seemed to echo what God has been teaching me over the past several months...
Here's the link to the original post...you should read it. A young woman named Katie who lived in Uganda and takes care of so many of the poor, orphaned kids there - providing them food, school, shelter and much love. She wrote a post about how God is the God of the impossible. Here's a small glimpse (and my favorite part of the post):
"Every morning as I wake up with some impossible ask in front of me, I know that God will meet it with impossible strength and love. I serve the God who used Moses, a murderer, to part the Red Sea, a God who let Peter, who would deny Him, walk on water. A God who looks at me, in all my fallen, broken weakness, and says YOU can do the impossible."
It seems that God has provided me with several opportunities in the last several months to believe that He is the God of the impossible. Not every one of these opportunities has turned out the way I would have hoped - but I have come out of each of them with a bigger belief that GOD CAN DO THE IMPOSSIBLE. I believe that He can do whatever He wants to with me - even when I don't understand how He would do it. He has been teaching me that I have to believe Him for the impossible.
I read something a while back that has stuck with me (it came from this blog)...
"Expectant faith honors God, and God honors expectant faith."
I have been learning to pray expectant prayers - that is praying what I know God wants me to pray and expecting Him to answer in a way that only He can. I am growing closer to Him as I am learning to believe (like Beth Moore taught me) that
- God is who He says He is
- God can do what He says He can do
- I am who God says I am
- I can do all things through Christ
- God's word is alive and active in me
It's a daily struggle to keep on Believing God - but it's a struggle I intend to win today. What about you? What are you believing God to do in and through your life?