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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Everything is Possible

Excerpt from Liveprayer.com's Daily Devotional-- really speaks to writers.



Jesus said in Mark 9:23, "Everything is possible for him who believes."

The Nike sporting goods company used a very simple but powerful phrase in
one of their recent ad campaigns, "Just do it." This is going to be a little
different Devotional today. I want to take a moment right now before you do
anything else and simply ask the Lord to open your heart to hear this
message today since it has to do with faith. Now, let me ask you a question.
What is something that you have always dreamed of but have never done? Maybe
it is to see a certain place or do a certain thing. What is something that
you have always dreamed of but have never done?

The writer of Hebrews defines faith in Hebrews 11:1 as, "Now faith is being
sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see." Note the key
words in this definition are SURE and CERTAIN. True Biblical faith is not
something we simply hope for, but we are SURE of what we hope for. True
Biblical faith is not just a blind leap into the dark, we are CERTAIN of
what we do not see. That is why Jesus told us that, "EVERYTHING is possible
for him who believes." Not a few things, not certain things, not most things
. . . EVERYTHING!

Today, I want to challenge your faith and encourage you to fulfill your
dreams. As I share with you often, this journey through life is very short.
It is over before we even know it. We know the Bible teaches us that
tomorrow is promised to none of us, that each day is literally a gift from
God. We must treat each day as the precious gift it is and make the most of
it. Too many people live their lives in those "ruts." You get comfortable in
making life work for you on a daily basis and get locked into a routine that
you rarely if ever deviate from. You complain how boring life is, how
unexciting life is, when the problem is not life but the way you choose to
live it each day!


Here is my word for you today, my challenge. Sit down with a paper and pen
and answer the above question on the paper. Write down what it is you have
dreamed of but never done. Maybe you always wanted to see the Great Wall of
China. Write it down. Maybe you have always wanted to learn how to ride a
horse. Write it down. There is not one person reading these words today that
doesn't have something you have always wanted to do or some place you have
always wanted to visit. Everyone has a dream they have not seen fulfilled.

After you have written down what it is you have always dreamed of, take that
paper and pray over it. Pray in faith that God is going to let you see your
dream come true. God is not some magic genie in a lamp that we rub and make
wishes to. However, God is the One who promised that, "Everything is
possible for him who believes." God is the One who promised to, "Give you
the desires of your heart." As a follower of Jesus Christ you have very
right to hold God to His promises. There is no dream that is too big for
God!!!

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