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GROWING IN CHRIST

"Live the Impossible"

Date published: 11/22/2009

Luke 1:29-30, 34, 35, 37 “‘Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son.’ ‘How will this be,’ Mary asked the angel, ‘since I am a virgin?’ The angel answered, ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you.  Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month. For nothing is impossible with God.’"  (NIV)

There is no more wonderful experience than living in the presence and purpose of God. No matter how much you desire and believe this truth, you can still fall short of what God has for you. Mary questioned God as she was being filled with a revelation from Him. She even gets a double confirmation about her cousin, Elizabeth, and her pregnancy that strengthens and encourages her faith. She is faced with believing the impossible or believing God. You too will often be faced with stretches in your faith. These stretches expose a gap between where God is calling you and where your physical world/reality is. This gap becomes the divide between your ability to experience God or to live and be controlled by the world. God does not want you to live to the edge of your world – He wants you to live the impossible by stepping out by faith to experience what He has for you.  Abraham did this in Hebrews 11:19 “Abraham reasoned that God could raise the dead, and figuratively speaking, he did receive Isaac back from death.”   Living the impossible with Christ fills your life with His presence, power, and love. Do not allow your life of faith to be restricted by the limitations of this world – allow it to be filled with the presence and work of Christ in you!

Mark 9:23-24 “‘If it is possible,’ said Jesus. ‘Everything is possible to one who has faith.’ ‘I have faith,’ cried the boy’s father, ‘help me where my faith falls short.’” (NEB)

Matthew 17:20 “He replied, ‘Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, “Move from here to there” and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.’" (NIV)