This post is another in the category Preparing For Worship, written especially for the people of ClearView Church. It gives a small glimpse into some of the thoughts that have driven this week's worship planning. _________
I asked my son to go out and move the car, but I told him not to take the keys. He looked at me and said 'that's impossible." I knew it was impossible.
When we pray and ask God for something do we really believe He is going to do it? Or in the back of our minds we say…it’s impossible…its too difficult.
God has something else in mind and He said so.
In Jeremiah 32:17 we find this statement:
Oh, Lord GOD! You Yourself made the heavens and earth by Your great power and with Your outstretched arm. Nothing is too difficult for You!
In Mary’s encounter with the angel, who gave her the new she was going to be the mother of the Messiah, recorded in Luke 1:34-37 we find these words:
Mary asked the angel, “How can this be, since I have not been intimate with a man?”
For nothing will be impossible with God.”
And in Luke chapter 18 we find Jesus' words recorded:
He replied, “What is impossible with men is possible with God.”
Then in Mark chapter 9 vs 20-23 Jesus’ words to end an encounter are powerful:
So they brought him to Him. When the spirit saw Him, it immediately convulsed the boy. He fell to the ground and rolled around, foaming at the mouth. “How long has this been happening to him?” Jesus asked his father. “From childhood,” he said. “And many times it has thrown him into fire or water to destroy him. But if You can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.” Then Jesus said to him, “‘If You can’? Everything is possible to the one who believes.”
The task I ask my son to complete was impossible because without the keys he did not have the power.
We must remember, I must remember that nothing is impossible with God.
There will be a time of prayer in the services this week at ClearView and I am going to remember that God says 'nothing is impossible.'
Here are some other ways you can prepare: