I awoke again the other morning with sweat-drenched pajamas.
Could it be too many blankets (I looove my two soft Christmas blankets)?
Could it be mid-life hot flashes in my sleep?
Here’s the thing … I did not wake up during the night when this sweat-fest was going on. When I opened my eyes to start the day, I didn’t feel hot. A bit sticky, but there was a distinct absence of fever or any other kind of temperature frenzy.
Could it be the Lord answering my prayer for revival in me?
Could He be multiplying my passion for Him and increasing my boldness to speak His truth while He gives my body physical rest?
I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.
I keep my eyes on the Lord.
With Him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
my body will also rest secure,
because You will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, nor will you let Your faithful one see decay (Psalm 16:7-10).
The second we close our eyes to Our limitless God is the second the devil schemes, prowls, pounces.
God is ever-working within us and around us, but sometimes we rule Him out and simply accept our limited logic as THE answer.
In Mark 11:12-25, when Jesus enters the temple courts to overturn tables and come as authority declaring His Father’s house a house of prayer, Scripture tells us Jesus was hungry.
Finding a fig tree with zero fruit, Jesus curses the tree with the authority of God “may no one eat fruit from you again”.
The disciples heard Jesus say this.
You can imagine that upon hearing His Word, the disciples crossed that fig tree off their list. Yup, still gotta go hunt fish because there is no fruit EVER coming from that tree.
Jesus stretches His students … and us.
After Peter points out how withered the fig tree was, Jesus capitalizes on this teaching moment:
“Have faith in God,” Jesus answered.
Maybe Peter thought he was having faith, seeing Jesus words were true about the fig tree.
Jesus goes on to teach that if Peter said to a MOUNTAIN, go throw yourself in the sea, and he said it WITHOUT doubt in his heart but with belief, “it will be done” …
Only a limitless God can give you power to implement impossible things.
“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive your sins.”
Whether at night before I sleep or at the break of day, I need to seek His face in full belief. Nothing is impossible with God (Luke 1:37).
This means that forgiveness I have avoided … or that little sin infraction I ignored … needs to be taken care in the presence of my limitless God.
For sharing the bounty of grace and mercy He pours into my heart is what I am called to do.
I shall not cross people off my list as impossible to forgive with my limitless God.
I shall not ever assume I am a lost cause with my limitless God.
I shall remember my thoughts are not His, that His are infinitely higher than mine.
I shall continue on certain nights to open His living, active Word and lay it open in my room while I sleep … praying He continue to teach me in my sleep, praying He continue that good work in me whether I am conscious of it or not, praying I wake up renewed and empowered by my limitless God.
I shall continue to pray for the impossible to my limitless God who never slumbers, who listens to His children, and who honors our childlike belief.
I shall continue to testify about my limitless God because He says I am His witness (Isaiah 43:10).
Will you join me today in believing the impossible is always possible with Our Limitless God? Will you go a step further? Share how Our Limitless God has worked in your life because if I am His witness, so are you 🙂
Dear Amazing, All-powerful God,
Lord, we just don’t know what to think sometimes as we try to follow You. We want to believe all things are possible, then our broken world whispers different stories leading us astray.
Father, please forgive our unbelief. Father, please help our unbelief. For we know faith in You without doubt pleases You, Our Risen Lord and Savior.
Thank You for teaching us each and every day as we seek You. Thank You for never leaving us in our doubt, in our shame, in our stubbornness.
Thank You, Jesus, for Your blood that ran red to make us clean in Your Father’s sight.
All praise and honor to You, God!
In Jesus name we pray,
Welcome to all of you! What adventure awaits with Our Limitless God!
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Remember EVERYTHING is possible with God and NOTHING can stop or interrupt His love for you.
Love in Christ,