Sunday, July 14, 2013

With God Nothing is Impossible

"With God nothing shall be impossible."  --Luke 1:37
     
The book of Numbers tells the story of the 12 spies Moses sent into the land of Canaan.  The spies saw a land more beautiful than they could ever have imagined, a land that flowed with milk and honey.  It was the land God had promised them.  

But the current inhabitants were giants and the cities were walled.  The spies returned to camp and told their friends, "We be not able to go up against this  people, for they are stronger  than we."  Caleb and Joshua disagreed.  Caleb said, "Let us go at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it."  Caleb knew that with God on their side they were stronger than the mightiest armies.  They were able.

Unfortunately, the Israelites listened to their "unable" friends and marched in the desert for 40 years.  Not until all the soldiers (except Joshua and Caleb) were dead, were they permitted to enter the promised land.  By that time, Caleb was 80 years old, but His faith in God did not waiver.  He said, "Give me this mountain...if so be the Lord will be with me, then I shall be able to drive them [the giants] out."

God is pleased when we have faith to climb the mountains before us, and if we trust Him, he will prosper our efforts.  Don't let setbacks and enemies discourage you, or you will wander in the wilderness like the Israelites.  God is not the author of confusion; he wants to give you strength and peace.  He is able!  We may be weak, but He is strong!  

God has promised wonderful things for His children. Don't cower from the challenges before you.   Don't let the enemies of your soul keep you from the Promised Land he has prepared. Say like Caleb, "Give me this mountain."  It is your right to claim the promises of God in your life.  

The Bible says, "My God shall supply your every need."  Claim that promise.

Jesus said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you; I will be with you always."  Claim that promise.

The Bible says, "Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly."  Claim God's blessing in your life.

"If God be for us, who can be against us?"  
Have confidence in Jesus, for with God all things are possible.

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