Invited to Do the Impossible

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“’Come,’ he said.  Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.”
Matthew‬ ‭14:28-29‬ ‭NIV‬‬

 

It’s impossible to walk on water.

It’s impossible to feed 5000 people with a small boy’s lunch.

It’s impossible to heal a man born blind.

Jesus did all this and more while inviting his disciples to join him.

Jesus will invite you to do the impossible without expecting you to do it in your own strength. He knows you can’t do it without him. He fully expects you to fully depend on him for it. 

Peter wanted to be where Jesus was, which happened to be on the water.

Peter helped Jesus feed over 5000 people by doing what Jesus told him to do: pass out bread and fish.

Neither miracle came from Peter’s faith but from Peter’s focus. He was focused on following Jesus, on being where Jesus was and ended up doing impossible things.

When you follow Jesus, you will end up doing impossible things because of who He is not because of who you are.

Whew, that is a relief.

You are invited to do the impossible with Jesus.

Instead of fixating on how impossible it is to walk in the freedom Jesus paid for you to live in, just admit to yourself that IS IMPOSSIBLE in your own strength.

Without Jesus there is no way you can forgive your abuser, be set free from your past, be transformed by the renewing of your mind, be free from guilt and condemnation, walk away from a lifetime of lies and bondage and embrace the truth that you are a precious cherished child of God who is free to live every day in the lavish love of Jesus Christ.

Don’t focus on what is impossible.

Don’t even focus on your own faith.

Focus on following Jesus and following through on what He has asked you to do.

Today I am praying for you to receive all Jesus has for you, to boldly go with Him to places you have never been before. To experience new life, new love, new freedom, new hope and a new normal. 

In Jesus Name, Amen.

Into the Storm

  

When Jesus walked to edge of the water, he was alone.

He had started the day with the news that his cousin had been murdered. Instead of being able to slip away quietly to deal with it, he had been surrounded by people all day. Hurting people, hungry people, lost people, loved people. Over 20,000 people sought him out to hear the heaven’s words, feel God’s power, be healed by his touch. And he spoke, touched, healed, restored. Then, instead of sending them away hungry- he blessed and broke 5 loaves and two fish to feed them all until they were full.

But now he was alone.

He had climbed alone to an isolated place in the mountains so he could lay himself before his Father. Now, in the early hours of the morning, he stood alone on the shore. He looked out at the sea and knew his friends were out there on a boat. The wind had kicked up, the waves were not gentle.

It didn’t matter what the waves looked like. It didn’t matter how late it was. All that mattered was that there was somewhere he needed to get to and it happened to be on the other side of the sea.

So he took a step, then another and just kept walking into the storm on top of the water.*

“If God brings you to it, he will bring you through it”.
– Unknown

Jesus knows how to walk into a storm.

To do the impossible.

He knows where you are at and what you face.

He faced the storm alone but you don’t have to.

He will never leave you or forsake you, especially in the storm.


“We don’t have a priest who is out of touch with our reality. He’s been through weakness and testing, experienced it all-all but the sin.

So let’s walk right up to him and get what he is so ready to give. Take the mercy, accept the help”. (Hebrews 4:15, 16 MSG)

You may be standing on the shore, looking at the rough sea and wondering what to do.

Ask for help and take the next step right into it with Jesus by your side.

*Matt. 14