It’s Friday…That’s Not God’s Way

The geopolitical landscape appears to be unraveling before us. Insecurities seem to abound these days, don’t they? What is needed in times such as these is a proper perspective and posture, especially in our view of God. The truth is, The Almighty can do impossible things. Just look at the revealed testimonies to His power: “Is anything too hard for The Lord?” (Genesis 18:14); “Do I lack the strength to rescue you?” (Isaiah 50:2); “Is anything too hard for Me?” (Jeremiah 32:27); “With God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26); and “Everything is possible for one who believes” (Mark 9:23). We may pray and wonder what God’s will is in a situation, but we should never – under any circumstance – wonder if He can meet our needs. The Creator of heaven and earth can do anything.

“Do you think I cannot call on My Father, and He will at once put at My disposal more than twelve legions of angels?” (Matthew 26:53)

Jesus had no doubt about His Father’s power. The only question was God’s will in the situation, and to that, Jesus submitted willingly.

When we pray, we want God’s power to be at our disposal also, don’t we? But we tend to do it differently than Jesus did it, we want the power first, and our submission afterward. That’s Not God’s Way. Jesus spent years demonstrating submission before He demonstrated miracles. Answers to prayer were not the ultimate goal for Him; obedience was. God’s will was. The plan to save mankind from sin was. The Kingdom of God was. Miracles were only a small part of the bigger purpose.

Do we pray with that kind of focus? Not usually. We sometimes seek answers to prayer without setting our commitment to Kingdom purposes first. But if we can be firmly allied with God’s great plan – even when it hurts our short-term interests – we can pray with the same power of Jesus. We can call on The Father, knowing that He’ll put angels and His Spirit at our disposal. We will have demonstrated that “at our disposal” is a trustworthy place for The Almighty to invest His unlimited resources.

Let’s have a firm commitment to God’s Kingdom at whatever cost to our agenda. Then let’s pray. Let’s pray with power and with faith. For with God, nothing is impossible.

Have a promising weekend. Make it better by worshiping The Lord with those who know God’s presence and power because that have arranged their lives under His complete authority, and rest in absolute security today and every day, and will for all eternity.

“He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, The King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see, to Him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.” (1 Timothy 6:15b-16)

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