by Marcie Bridges, @Marcie_Bridges
your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to
do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way
prosperous, and then you will have good success.
I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be
dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:8-9
eyes bore holes into the carpet. The only thing keeping this body upright was in
knowing that people were counting on me to follow through on a project that
felt impossible to complete.
a flood of tears to my eyes.
know as well as I do this was no accident. God was speaking and I chose to
and do the impossible…the inconceivable.”
to entrust Him with this task.
battle because he chose to trust God. He also prayed one of the most God-sized
prayers you’ll ever read:
valley of Aijalon” (Joshua 10:12). God not only heard Joshua’s prayer, He
earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too
hard for you” (Jeremiah 32:17).
Prayer is a powerful privilege because it’s the arena where our faith
intersects with God’s abilities. We pray in the natural, trusting God for the
supernatural. We pray standing on what we believe about God, not simply on
facts we know about God. This believing, this trusting, comes when our head
knowledge travels to our heart and moves us to believe in God as our Creator
and our Father who knows us and loves us deeply.
It’s believing so strongly in who God says He is that we will commit our
lives to Him and believe Him for even the impossible.” ~Wendy Blight¹
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the whole armor of God to protect me and to keep me safe from the enemy’s
attacks. One of the pieces of armor is “having shod your feet
with the preparation of the gospel of peace” (Ephesians 6:15). After praying for God to do this impossible
task for me, and praying for protection, I felt a peace I have not felt in years. I
spent the rest of the day, and the next, feeling everyone’s prayers for me and
resting in this peace as I finished the task I once thought impossible.
God truly is the God
of the impossible. Jesus is truly The Prince of Peace. The Holy Spirit truly is
God’s Comfort and Presence.
¹First 5 App: Praying God-Sized Prayers by Wendy Blight http://first5.org/plans/Joshua-Judges/ff_joshjud_10/