HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
Thanking God for the rising sun and moreso, for sparing our lives to see the dawn of a new day. Let us continue to believe that with God all things are truly possible.
Have you ever heard something that you thought was absolutely impossible? Maybe it was a story on the news of a heroic rescue from a near tragedy or the unimaginable survival of an individual during a dangerous situation. Through this season of prayer and fasting, you have heard testimonies of God moving in supernatural ways and you have thought it sounded impossible, even unbelievable.
In Luke 1, we read about the moment Mary, as an unmarried virgin, receives news from an angel that she would bear and give birth to the Son of God. Talk about hearing something that sounded impossible! Unsurprisingly, her initial reaction would be like ours today, “How can this be?” A legitimate question! And in a short response, this messenger of God answers, “…nothing will be impossible with God.”
Mary chose to believe in God despite what her mind knew to be possible, and it set the stage for the greatest event in history. The reality is that God wants us to believe Him for the impossible because by working supernaturally in our lives He sets the stage to show His power and glory to a watching world.
God will often speak things to our hearts that our minds cannot yet comprehend. Mary did not know how everything would take place; she simply knew it would work out because nothing is impossible with God. Mary did not feel worthy of such a calling, but God is more interested in using people who are willing than those who feel worthy.
First, we need the willingness to hear God speak. Prayer and fasting are opportunities for us to hear God more clearly. The question is never “Is God speaking?” but always, “What is He saying?” Secondly, we need the willingness to obey what God says. When God speaks to us about what He wants to do, He rarely, if ever, provides the complete plan, but often only gives us the next step. It is our responsibility to take that step He has provided. This is the path to living a life sensing and seeing God work powerfully.
Let’s pray today for God to speak big things into our lives and for faith to believe and obey whatever it is He calls us to. May our response to what the Lord speaks be the same as Mary’s, despite her lack of understanding, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.”
And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. 36 And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren. 37 For with God nothing shall be impossible. 38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. Do you believe it?