Monday, December 1, 2008

Not Impossible with God

For nothing is impossible with God. ~~Luke 1:37

An angel announced to Mary, a virgin girl, she would be with child. Not just any child, but the one foretold by the prophets—the awaited Messiah. Mary, full of faith, still wondered how it could be since she was still a virgin. The angel explained that the Holy Spirit would come upon her. She would give birth to a son and he was to be called Jesus, the son of the Most High God.

Mary replied, “I am the Lord’s servant. May it be to me as you have said,” (Luke 1:38)

Has an angel appeared to you with a great promise? If so, I want to hear your story. But for most of us, we feel moved by the Holy Spirit that the Lord wants to fulfill a promise through us. When we receive that feeling, sometime we reason with it. Mary reasoned she was a virgin. She must have been thinking of the natural conception process. God thought supernatural. Remember His thoughts are higher than our thoughts.

When my children were young, I felt a strong urge and desire to home school. At the time it seemed impossible. I worked full-time to help support our financial commitments. The mountain of debts seemed too large. I rationalized with God, how it would come to pass as there was always some bill to pay. One gets paid off, another financial crisis happens. It seemed to be never-ending.

Finally after five years, the financial burdens were lifted. I became a stay-at-home mother. Yet now other situations arose that I still did not home school. I substituted at my sons schools. I volunteered on the PTO. In the meantime, my neighborhood started changing. Three families moved on our street with school age children who homeschooled. I felt tormented. But I would not let go of the feeling inside that one day I too would homeschool. Like Mary had to wait the nine months for the birth of the promised Messiah, I had to wait for the right timing to homeschool. Since then, my oldest has graduated and my youngest is now working on sixth grade in homeschool. What seemed impossible for me, was not impossible with God.

I now I have more situations I feel the Lord has promised for me. I am waiting for His timing as nothing is impossible with Him. Perhaps you too feel a strong desire for something to come to pass in your life. Let’s stay focused on the Lord as Mary replied to the angel, “I am the Lord servant.” Let’s serve the Lord while we wait for His promise to come to pass.

Jesus came as a child, all man yet fully God. He experienced everything we experience. He died and rose again so we can have a fully engrafted, abundant life. Let’s put our faith and hope in Him as His promises will come to pass.

Engrafted by His Grace--

10 gracious comments:

Michelle V said...

Shonda,

Thank you for that! Waiting can be difficult, but everything is possible with God!

Blessings
Michelle

Sit A Spell said...

Glad you could sit a spell on my blog. I've enjoyed my visit here. I am a new blogger and noticed that you have a blog list and a blog roll...what's the difference?

Bless...Shell

Jennifer said...

I can identify with the reasoning with God. Especially when it's something that you wonder, "How in the world?"

Thanks for encouraging us.

Jennifer
http://jennifer-asag.blogspot.com/

Starla said...

Amen, thanks for sharing!!!

Amber Vlangas said...
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Amber Vlangas said...

Thanks for the encouragement! Just what I needed to hear right now!

Amber Vlangas
Everyday Christian Mom

conarnold said...

It is so hard to wait, but what a valuable lesson to learn in waiting for the Lord that all things are possible with God. Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

lisasmith said...

So good!!! I have many situations too. Things that I am storing up and pondering in my heart and believing God for the impossible. Good word!

Cherdecor said...

Sometimes we wait for something in tears. I am still waiting and hoping in God. Thanks for the encouragement.

Kristi said...

This was such a good post. I think one thing we all struggle with is God's timing.

By the way, I'm Kristi, from Thimble Thoughts. I followed you here from Starla's blog, Anything and Everything.

~Kristi