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Today’s Truth

While He was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said, ‘This is my Son, whom I love; with Him I am well pleased. Listen to Him!’

Matthew 17:5

Friend to Friend

It looked like an impossible task – a no way, no how kind of thing. I had no time, waning skills and hardly a resource to actually make it happen.

After all, I am not a star candidate. My follow-through record is usually pretty poor, my attitude often defeated and my belief in myself is hardly at mountaintop levels. How could I actually follow through on what I knew God wanted me to do?

Everything in me wanted to tell God to check the earth for another holy roller and remind Him that He had picked the wrong gal.

And, I nearly did.

I would have if it wasn’t for the other “still small voice” (1 Kings 19:12) I couldn’t seem to shake (despite my best efforts) to ignore. The one that whispered, “With me, all things are possible (Matthew 19:26). You can’t, but I can. Where there is my will, there is a way.”

His Word broke through my hard exterior, to speak life to my interior, asking: Will you choose to believe that I can do exceedingly abundantly more than you can ask, think or imagine (Ephesians 3:20) or will you believe I can’t?

When God hits you like that, you start realizing there isn’t much middle ground. You start realizing that He either is great and mighty like you confess in church, or He isn’t. You start realizing the job is far less about you and far more about what He can do.

You start moving toward belief, real belief, the kind of belief that works out incredible, hopeful and wild-things. The type of faith Jesus says moves mountains, even in when administered in the smallest doses.

“Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20

What mountain before you seems impossible to shake, quake or break? What do you stand hard-pressed against? What hurts to be near?

Have you considered with your small words of “God can,” He will? He will do something life changing, effective and significant. Why? Because He promises.

Will it look exactly as you think? Probably not.
Will it look better than you can think or imagine? Yes.

Will it always be according to your timeline? Hardly.
Could it be something you have to witness, one day, from the safety of heaven? Possibly.

But, our God will do what He says he will do.

Believe.

Tell your mountain to move.

Ask it again.

Believe it again.

Ask it again.

Believe it again.

Do not grow weary, worn or restless.

God is working for you, loving you and leading you.

Take heart, He has overcome the world (John 16:33).
He can overcome everything and anything that is coming against you.

Let’s Pray

Dear Lord, let me believe in You. Let me not believe in what I have seen or witnessed, but let me believe in Your ability to do amazing that stretches beyond the small confines of my comprehension. I want to walk in greater faith, with greater vision and greater potential to trust You. Will You help me? I know I can’t do it without You. God, help me to do what You want me to do and to not limit Your great strength that helps me.

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen.

Now It’s Your Turn

Remember. Remember one time in your life where God made the impossible – possible. Thank Him for it. Praise Him for His ability to do things beyond earth’s understanding. Keep a running journal of all the ways He does miraculous and mighty. Let your heart sit in praise again and again.

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Kelly Balarie, blogger at Purposeful Faith and author of “Fear Fighting: Awakening the Courage to Overcome Your Fears” is passionate about joining hands with women who often find themselves stuck in the pits of life. Step-by-step, word-by-word, her dream is that together they can emerge better – fear, fret and panic-free. Get all of Kelly’s Purposeful Faith blog posts by email for a dose of inspiration and encouragement.

12 Responses to “You Really Can Do It With God”

  1. Beth says:

    Thank you for this great devotional! It is a reminder that I really need to sit down and remember and write down as many of God’s miracles that I have experienced in my life, from how HE completely removed my addiction to cigarettes OVERNIGHT to all of the absolutely unbelieveable things that He does for me every day! Now, God can do some WILD things with time and space. When I was living in San Diego 20 years ago my truck died on me and I needed a new one, but was broke. The dealership took my trade-in which was paid for, I just needed the title. Back in those days they were kept in a vault, and this vault was almost 2000 miles away in Tennessee. Here’s what happened: as soon as I got home from work I called GMAC(about 2:45 p.m. in California, 4:45 in Nashville-close to QUITTIN’ TIME!)to request my title. I must have spoken to an angel-she assured me that she would get it in the mail before closing that day. Welllll…the next day I got home from work a little after 12 noon and THE TITLE WAS IN MY MAIL SLOT. I hadn’t requested for it to be overnighted, and there was no extra postage on the envelope. It’s like God had an angel hand-deliver it. I got my new truck and all was well. Oh, I could tell some stories!!! He is indeed miraculous and mighty, HOLY, HOLY, HOLY!!! Hallelujah!!! Lord, let my sisters be inspired by this devotional!!! You are the ONE who can DO it! Jesus can FIX IT!!! Amen!!!

  2. Necole says:

    Praise God! This is just what I needed. Amen.

  3. Kim says:

    What fun to see you posting here today, sweet Kelly! Can you just come whisper this in my ear every day: “God is working for you, loving you and leading you”. 🙂

  4. rhonda says:

    Oh thank you for that inspiration, I’m facing the same iind of situation , but this is to find a new place to live, needed to hear this

  5. Rita says:

    Thank you for such an inspiring piece. I needed the reminder that “God is bigger than my problem.” Love reading your devotionals almost everyday, and thank you again.

  6. Mich says:

    Thanks for this…God has been good to me.
    When I was single several doctors told me that I can not bear children due to a large myoma. My boyfriend, now husband, and I accepted our situation and have decided that we will have to adopt a child instead when we got married. But God has a different plan for us, we met a doctor during my pre-operation consultation who recommended a medicine that will help reduce the size of my myoma. Fast forward six years and we are now parents to two beautiful children…a son and a daughter. Praise and thanks be to God almighty. NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE TO HIM.

  7. Sue says:

    I am praying for the salvation and life transformation of a dear friend, the child of my heart. I have been praying for his salvation for 25 years. Seven months ago this friend came to live in our home and now my husband and I pray that our day to day living will be congruent with our words so that our witness is the same in word and deed. We love and serve the King of Kings and He is able to soften the hardest heart.
    God’s timeline appears to be far different than mine. I pray that I will be filled with confident trust in God’s plan and God’s timing.

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