June 17

When I was a young boy, I believed God could do anything He wanted. I believed that because I was told Bible story after Bible story of God doing what men thought could not be done. I remember my mother telling me the story of David and Goliath. I felt like I was walking down into the Valley of Elah with David. We were sweating, because it was in a desert area and it was hot. I watched David pick up those five smooth stones, and I thought to myself, “There’s no way this is gonna work.” But I saw that smelly, rotten giant hit the ground with a great thud after David put that stone right between his eyes!

As a boy, I saw the Red Sea parted … I saw Daniel sleeping with his head resting on the belly of a huge lion … I watched Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego dancing around in a fire … I saw walls fall down around Jericho by men simply blowing trumpets! I was amazed at all that God could do. I grew up believing that God could do anything. As I became a teenager, and then an adult, and now close to a senior citizen, I am constantly told the things God cannot do … I’m sorry to disappoint you … I choose to believe that God can do anything.

Look at these verses I read today, and please, take time to read them slowly. “He hath shown his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen. The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure. They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness. He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever” (Psalm 111:6-10).

Do we really believe God can do the impossible? I think we believe it on Sunday, when we are sitting in church next to our friends and brothers and sisters in Christ. We believe it then because it is the thing to do on Sundays. But, I would ask a second question; do you take that faith to work on Monday. Does that faith that God can do anything follow you home? Do your wife/husband and children see that faith worked out around your kitchen table? Do your neighbors get to see that faith in action where you live? Does your doctor, mechanic, dentist, plumber, electrician, barber or hairdresser … do they see your faith? Trust God today to do whatever it is you think might be impossible. Read these verses again and lean on God, and not your own understanding.

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