Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Mission Impossible

As I've been reading through Romans for my Bible study this year something has struck me. God often asks us to do the impossible, at least the impossible for us. He asks us to love our neighbors . . . to even love our enemies. He asks us to serve others . . . again to serve our enemies. He asks us to be part of His body and do His work . . . and yet He asks us to do this with gifts that are only from Him.

God asks us to do the impossible. He calls us to be not like ourselves but to be like Him, to love not like we want to love but like He loves, to live not as we see fit but as He lived. He asks us to be like Him, which is impossible if we try on our own accord. And yet something I heard last night reminded me that God asks us to do the impossible while providing us with the ability to do just that, the impossible: "The same power of the Holy Spirit that raised Christ from the dead dwells in you."

And this all seems so timely as we march through the week leading up to the most impossible thing ever accomplished by a man. Life from death, both for Him and therefore for us.


Blogger Ben said...

Well thought.

Kind of mulling over a similar idea for my sermon in 2 weeks... Only through his strength can we do the impossible...

4/03/2007 2:50 PM  
Blogger Alpha Dude 1.5 said...

Pretty cool, huh?

God is so good.

Blessings to you.

4/03/2007 10:32 PM  

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