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 it 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.

Great is His Faithfulness

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‬‬I remember a time a few years ago when I was discouraged and heartbroken.

My hopes had been swept away by a flood of circumstances fueled by other people’s choices and actions. I chose integrity but no one else saw it that way. My character was questioned. My reputation was shredded and I could do nothing about it.

I could only walk forward into a future that I had not anticipated or imagined.

I clung to Jesus. I grabbed hold of the promise that He would never leave me or forsake me. I tried to trust that He could redeem the circumstances as I watched everything we had built crumble around us. I tried and failed- I couldn’t find trust or hope within my soul. Only heartbreak and fear.

Psalms 119:116 became the words I held onto:

Sustain me, my God, according to your promise, and I will live; do not let my hopes be dashed.”

One morning I got up early and took a walk. We were living in Las Vegas and my neighborhood edged the desert by the Red Rock. With worship music loaded on my iPod, I set out to pray and breathe in the presence of God.

As I turned the corner out of my neighborhood and onto the desert road behind it the song “Great is Thy Faithfulness” began. The sun was just rising over Red Rock Canyon and it was so beautiful that I almost dropped to my knees.


I heard God’s whisper in my heart, “Hold on precious, your hopes are not lost. I am faithful to complete what I have started in you. I will sustain you through this and strengthen you in it. My faithfulness knows no end.”

It was a turning point for me. I carried that promise through a time that got harder long before it got better.

Hold on, my friend, your hopes are not lost. 

Jesus is faithful to complete what He started in you.

He will sustain you and strengthen you in it.

God’s faithfulness knows no end.

Walk and Rest


Life often demands that you keeps on walking even when you are tired. When you are burdened with grief. When you are battle weary. 

Jesus says there is a way to walk and rest at the same time: 

“Are you tired? Worn out? 
Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:28‬ ‭MSG‬‬

He says walk with me and I will show you how to do it. Take my yoke and partner with me. I will bear the load and lead the way.

Your own yoke may be dripping with unmet expectations, foundation shaking experiences or heavy with too many obligations.

Jesus’s yoke is dripping with grace, with divine appointed purpose and with a deep peace that is not moved by tumultuous circumstances.

When you take His yoke and follow His lead, you are learning how to work, walk and rest His grace at the same time.

May you walk far and rest well in His yoke today.

Have a great weekend, my friend!

Walking and Resting

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Life demands that you keeps on walking even when you are tired. When you are burdened with grief. When you are battle weary.

Jesus gives you a way to walk and rest at the same time:

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest.

Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it.

Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you.

Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” (‭Matthew‬ ‭11‬:‭28-30‬ MSG)

He says, come with me and I will show you how to walk and rest.

Your own yoke may be dripping with unmet expectations, foundation shaking experiences or heavy with too many obligations.

Jesus’s yoke is dripping with His unmerited grace.

When you take His yoke and follow His lead, you are learning how to work, walk and rest His grace at the same time.

May you walk far and rest well in His yoke today.

Stepping Out

Walking is a skill and a privilege. You may might take it for granted now but at one point in your life, you put a lot of effort into trying, falling, failing and getting up and trying again. Working at it until you got it right until it became so ingrained that now you don’t even think about it.

“And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.” (2 John 1:6 NIV)

Walking in love is much the same. It is a skill to be learned through trial and error, failures and falls. But the most important part of learning to walk in love is that you don’t give up. You get up and try again. It is a privilege and an honor that you were created for.

Walking in love means taking it one step at a time, one area at a time, until it becomes so much a part of your life that you don’t even realize you are doing it.

Where do you begin? Begin with the hardest person in your life to love: yourself.

Loving your nieghbor as yourself is pretty hard when you hate who you are. Self- hatred is a prison. God did not pierce time and eternity to send his son to the cross for you to live your life in a prison of self-hatred. He came to set you free. Ask God to show you how to love yourself and how to let love permeate your life.

Don’t put it off until tomorrow.

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