Watch Your Language

by Ps. Katie Kelly

I want God to do the impossible in my life.

I want God to do the impossible in your life.

We have been talking about faith a lot lately at True North. Pastor Joanne used the analogy about a baby babbling and how we cannot wait for the baby to say something we understand. God is like that with us. He is waiting for us to pray with faith, because when we pray out of fear and worry, it’s just babbling. God doesn’t understand us because His language is faith.

In Galatians 6:7 it says, “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

Most of us understand that principle pretty well. In fact, many non-Christians believe that very thing: you reap what you sow, or some variation of Karma. I don’t really want to focus on reaping bad or reaping good. I want to talk about reaping good or reaping “out of this world amazing;” reaping the possible or reaping the impossible!

To reap the impossible you must be sowing the impossible. The best way to know if you are doing that is by looking at your prayer life. I realized that a lot of Christians, including myself, plant these nice little pansy seeds. You know there is nothing really too difficult or amazing about growing a pansy. “God, I pray that I have a good day tomorrow. “Lord, I pray that someone gets saved on Sunday.” They are nice prayers to pray and you keep it at an easy level for God just in case He has a lot going on. The cool thing is that when you sow a pansy, you reap a pansy; a beautiful little flower that brightens people’s day. The bad thing about it is that we tell ourselves that’s all we are supposed to be planting when in reality, God is dying for us to plant bigger and more intimidating seeds.

Steven Furtick says in his book, Sun Stand Still, “If the size of your vision for your life isn’t intimidating to you, there’s a good chance it’s insulting to God.” We should be planting redwoods! We should be praying for things where there is no way we could accomplish them without God doing something supernatural.

I realized there are four things we do with the supernatural seeds in our lives. The first is that we act like they don’t exist. We convince ourselves that it’s better to believe that God won’t do the supernatural for us than to believe for it and be let down. We don’t really want to create an opportunity for God to look bad. If this is you, need I remind you that we are not God’s publicists? He can take care of His own reputation.

Another thing we do with the impossible seed is give it to someone else. You know, you tell your pastors the situation that is impossible to fix and let them plant it and water it. God probably listens to them better anyway and you are off the hook! Right?

The third thing we do with this intimidating seed is throw it up in the air. We take the situation, that seed, and we just wing it up to God real quick and fast. We hope that He can make it grow, but we don’t want to take the time to invest in it, to plant it and to water it. If God doesn’t make it grow, that’s okay. We didn’t put too much time into it anyway, so we aren’t too disappointed. I don’t think I would call that faith; throwing it out there and then forgetting about it.

The last thing we can do with with these redwood seeds is what we were intended to do. We need to plant them! We need to water them constantly! In Galations 6:9 it says, “We will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” You will! What you reap depends on what you sow. The impossible requires something from you, faith; faith in the One that can do the impossible.

My challenge to you is to plant something that cannot be written off as chance. Plant something that only God could make grow and could make possible.

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Comments

  1. Shirley Weber says:

    This couldn’t have come to me at better time. Jason and I are believing for a specific situation in our lives that seems impossible. Every since we have claimed it nothing around us seems to be going in that direction, but we keep hearing God to tell us to go on. We have planted a very large seed and we know God will follow through. Thanks for always challenging and encouraging us!!

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