“‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’says the Lord Almighty.” Zechariah 4:6b (NIV)
I recently spent a wonderful week with my sister and her family which includes her four children. God’s blessings to all you mothers, I don’t know how you juggle it all. You are amazing! It was such a fun time though, and I think at least twice I laughed so hard I cried by something one of her children had said or done. The things kids will say, right? I recently read a quote a child had said in regards to the Israelites in the Old Testament which was, “Moses died before he ever reached Canada. Then Joshua led the hebrews in the battle of Geritol.” Oh my goodness, too funny!
I do love this account of the Israelites in the Old Testament when God frees them from being slaves to the Egyptians and then leads them out in search of their new home, Canaan (not Canada :)). It is an awesome account of them facing the impossible over and over again, only to find that it was completely possible! From the beginning to the end, this account is full of examples of it: from being released as slaves after God brought 10 plagues to Egypt, to the parting of the Red Sea, to seeing water come out of a rock and the walls around the city of Jericho (not Geritol :)) come crashing down just by marching around the city seven times. Over and over they found themselves truly experiencing that, “humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.” (Matthew 19:26)
Are you up against the impossible today? Do you sense God asking you to trust Him as He leads you in accomplishing what seems impossible? Take a look at the verse above and realize that it’s no problem, because it’s not by our might or power, but completely by His Spirit that it will happen. Our job is to trust and obey. Being up against the impossible is nothing God can’t handle!