Mission Possible – Luke 18:27
(This coming Sunday we’ll be kicking off a new series in Luke, “The King is Here.” This week I’ll be blogging on some of the top verses and themes from Luke.)
A few weeks ago my wife Tammy and I were talking about how easy it is for a Christian to limit what God is able to do through them, simply by limiting in their mind what they see as possible, or impossible.
We tend to set our own glass ceiling.
But Jesus had a different take on what is possible:
“What is impossible with man is possible with God.” (Luke 18:27)
That’s a radical statement. Things we can’t do, God can, and will do. It’s easy to recite that verse, or post it on Facebook. “Yeah – God can do all things!”
The real test of whether or not we believe it comes when we’re called to step out in faith into some impossible task.
The real test is when God speaks to us and says “Go do this…” while everything in our mind is screaming “NO! Forget it! It can’t be done!”
We have to make a decision. Will I trust God and go? Or will I listen to the voice of reason in my head that tells me it won’t work? Who will I listen to? Who will you listen to?
Don’t get me wrong, there are times when we should listen to that voice of reason. It keeps us from doing dangerous and stupid stuff.
But when it comes to doing God stuff, that voice of reason may keep us from stepping into the supernatural realm where God wants to work. It may keep us from doing the radical stuff God has for us.
If you think about it, Jesus said some crazy stuff:
“Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.” (Matt 10:8)
That’s why one of our values as a church is “We expect the miraculous…”
We expect marriages to be restored, addictions to be broken, the sick to be healed, and for God to do the unexplainable. When no one else expects it to happen, we do.
Why? Because we serve a mighty God, who empowers us to step into the impossible. And when God gets involved, all things are possible.
“Mission Impossible” becomes “Mission Possible.”
We can change the world, one life at a time…