Thursday, March 21, 2019

"Impossible" Possibles


Hey Dear little Blog!

It's been awhile...and I've missed writing on here.  :-)  This morning as I closed out my devotions with Jesus the thought crossed my mind...."WOW!  What beautiful *impossible* POSSIBLES our Jesus does!!!  

The specific Biblical accounts I'm thinking of are two I read in my Bible reading this morning. 

1.) Abraham's wife, Sarah giving birth to their promised son, Isaac, when it was physically impossible for her body to carry a child.  ( God's *promise* of the "impossible" is found in Genesis 17-18 and then His *promise* FULFILLED is in Genesis 21 if you would like to read through it.) 

2.)  The account of Jesus bringing immediate healing to two blind men. Physically impossible for man but not for God!  (Matthew 20:29-34) 

The similarities and differences between both stories intrigued me and blessed my heart deeply. <3 

There was a desperate plea for God to not "pass by" in both accounts. 

Sarah's Story: "O Lord, if I have found favor in your sight, DO NOT PASS BY your servant." ~Genesis 18:3  Abraham had already been told by God in Genesis 17 that his wife was to have a child, but this time God again visited him and Abraham took the initiative to ask for the 3 messengers God sent to not "pass by"....which led to them again promising of his wife, Sarah giving birth a year from that time.  Sarah was 90 years old at this point and beyond the human ability to carry a child. 

Blind Men's Story: "...two blind men sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was passing by, they cried out, "Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!  The crowd rebuked them, telling them to be silent, but they cried out all the more, "Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!"  And STOPPING, Jesus called them and said "What do you want me to do for you?""~Matthew 20:30-32 He stopped, asked what they needed and brought the healing...BUT they cried out to Him FIRST! <3 

Application:   I especially LOVE the example of the two blind men.  Jesus was passing by.... their Hope...their Savior....but they had to CRY OUT TO HIM....they had to take the initiative to  CALL OUT to Jesus.  They were even "rebuked" by those around them and told to keep silent.  How often do those around us affect our decision if we will continue to CALL OUT to Jesus or often does the world try to silence us by making us question the reality of God or how He really truly DOES answer EVERY PRAYER! How often do we KEEP pressing into prayer even when so much seems to be going against us?

Oh Jesus, teach me to be faithful in crying out to You in my every weakness, my every need, my every hurt, my every question. <3 No matter the opposition spiritually or physically may I always run to You first and foremost. Amen.


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