Friday, December 23, 2011

Not At Her Age

Luke 1:37 (NIV1984)
For nothing is impossible with God.

Luke 1:37 (AMP)
For with God nothing is ever impossible and no word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment.

The angel, Gabriel, just left.

I’m stunned – and overwhelmed with everything the angel told me. Did I understand correctly that I am to bear and give birth to the Son of God? Me? “I’m a virgin,” I remember telling Gabriel. And how was I, of all women, chosen for such a privilege?

And, did the angel actually say my cousin Elizabeth was in her sixth month of pregnancy? No way! Not at her age.

But Gabriel was clear when he declared with such confidence, “Nothing is impossible with God!”
(Rewritten based on Luke 1:26-37).

What have you prayed and prayed for, but deep down you doubt will ever happen?” In my case, my prayers sometimes feel more like wishes.

But this week’s verse offers a lot of encouragement. Nothing is ever impossible with God.

But reality seems to scream differently, doesn’t it? And then there’s God’s-will-and-timing-versus-our-will-and-timing to consider.

So what do we do?

Let’s start by acknowledging God always knows what’s best for us. He knows what to do and when to do it – in every circumstance.

Next, we can commit this verse to memory. It’s short and easy (unless you’re like me and memorize the Amplified!)

We can recall times God answered our prayers. Reading Bible stories about God doing seemingly impossible things: separating the Red Sea, healing the sick, raising the dead, and suddenly changing a person’s destiny (such as Mordecai’s) builds faith, too.

Finally, let’s pray for each other. Sometimes others have more faith for our petitions since they’re not emotionally involved. You can share your prayer request with others here by leaving a comment at the end of this post. Please know, you can also email me with prayer requests.

Call upon Him this Christmas season– for nothing is impossible with God.

What do you think?

     • What prayer request(s) seems impossible to you?
 
     • What’s the biggest (and smallest) thing you’re trusting God for?

     • Will you let us pray with you?

4 comments:

  1. I do think that we humans tend to set limits on what God is able to do for us sometimes.And we often set out to try things on our own and when they fail, then we give God a go at it,rather than asking Him first what we could do on our own to remedy a problem.
    Nothing is impossible for the One that created us!
    Anonymous in Alaska

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  2. Anonymous in Alaska, I couldn't agree with you more!!

    Hopefully, we'll learn that He truly knows what's best and has the most effective solutions for us - in every circumstance. I hope I trust Him more this coming New Year. Let's join a prayer network for each other.

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  3. Dear Sheryl, Very nice blog!!!
    I have been through some very spiritual and emotional bankrupt times the past 2 years that had it not been for the healing scriptures to plant seeds in my brain, I would have fainted. But as Jesus steps in , he holds me together.

    I have hourly scriptures that I have sent via a Taskos free app that notifies me on my phone to read the bible versus in input and I have them repeat everyday. Most are about healing, patience and strength to go through this trying time. Let me tell you it WORKS. I beleive if we plant the seeds of his word in our hearts and minds in due season we will see the realization of his promises. Until then we have praying friends we have never met and those who God has blessed us with to meet. I pray for your success in this blog and one day hope to do the same to spread his Good News!
    Love in Christ Anne

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  4. Thank you, Anne. Your words are very encouraging in two ways for me.

    One: You reinforce the power of God's Word to change and encourage us.

    Two: Your words encourages me to continue with this blog. I'm asking readers to join a new prayer network to pray for one another as we strive to apply these verses in our lives.

    Will you join us?

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