Impossible Prayers

Impossible.  Impossible looks different to everyone.  When you are a young child, you think it’s impossible to touch the ceiling, there’s just no way.  As a teenager you think passing all your finals is impossible, and as an adult impossible might be overcoming financial difficulties, dealing with broken relationships, or changing someone’s heart or mind.  Jesus disciples dealt with an impossible in their ministry.  They found a young boy, who had a demon, and the disciples followed Jesus instructions of how to get the demon out of him, but it didn’t work.  So they brought the boy to Jesus, who promptly cast out the demon, and in shock the disciples asked, how did you do that and Jesus answered: “I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you” (Matthew 17:20)

 

There is a mountain in Bethlehem called the Herodian where King Herod built one of his great palaces. Herod was known for his extravagance and power. When Herod built this magnificent palace, he forced his slaves to make two hills into one huge mountain. Herod literally moved a mountain to create his palace. Some even said Herod desired his palace to be taller than the temple mount, as to display his power over God’s. The people of that day were surely amazed that Herod could build a mountain. When Jesus said, “You can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move,” Jesus was revealing that His power is greater than any world power.

 

So how does impossible happen?  Jesus said to his disciples, only through prayer.  Through prayer to God impossible becomes possible.  What is your impossible prayer to God?  Once you have it, write it down.  Then pray lift it up to God in prayer everyday for at least 3-4 months.  Pray passionately and faithful that God can and will answer your prayer.  During that time listen and wait for God to answer, for God to turn your impossible prayer into God’s possible.

 

 

Pastor Bill

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