31 Dec My God Can Do Anything
This recent sermon I listened to from Life Church is so perfect for what we are going through. It really applies to anyone who is facing the impossible. During our lifetime, we either just went through a hard time, are going through a hard time,or will soon be going through a hard time. I highly recommend this sermon to anyone who is currently going through a hard time.
This sermon is from a series discussing Child-like faith. So, what does it look like to have childlike faith? I was reminded a few days ago on Christmas when my sister in law had mentioned to me that my niece had been praying for a while that it would snow on Christmas. And yes, God answered that prayer and it snowed (in Dallas, TX) on Christmas. What if I had the Child-like faith and prayed sweet, bold prayers like that of my 3.5 year old niece?
Childlike Faith Believes the following:
1 – Our God Can – We overcome obstacles by having a childlike faith and believe God can do anything. Heal infertility. Reconcile marriages. Employ the unemployed. Create financial peace from debt. Save the unsaved.
“Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.” Jeremiah 32:17
2 – Our God Will – Often, we believe God can, but don’t believe God will. We think God will do it for others, but not for ourselves.
David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the Lord will hand you over to me, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head…All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.” 1 Samuel 17:45-47
3 – Even if God doesn’t, I still believe. Childlike faith is big enough to handle it when God says no.
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand, O king. But even if he does not, we want you to know, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.” Daniel 3:16-18
So, what impossible things are you asking God to do? Do you believe God can do anything you ask of Him and if not, what can you do to build your childlike faith? After all, our Faith shouldn’t be built on what God does, but who God is. So, even though we know God Can and believe He will, if He has other plans, we know He is still God and we still believe in Him!