Sunday, August 2, 2020

POSSIBILITIES

Today’s Reading: Mark 10

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The Jordan River is 251 kilometres (156 miles) long and flows from the Galilee (approximately 600 ft below Sea Level) south to the Dead Sea (approximately 1,300 feet below Sea Level). Currently, the river serves as the eastern border of Israel and the Palestinian Authority West Bank. On the east of Jordan’s waters is the Kingdom of Jordan.

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Key Verse: Mark 10:27

But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.”

 

God has established humanly impossible standards. Why? Because He desires that we will learn that “with God all things are possible.” We can’t reach those standards on our own. “All have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Jesus is the perfect manifestation of the Glory of God (please read John 1:14). In His response to the rich young ruler, Jesus establishes God’s standard. Our possessions must never become more important than our obedience. This young person found it impossible to surrender his wealth for the sake of Jesus. Notice two insights into this story: (1) Jesus loved this man. (2) The youth was truly sorry that he found it impossible to obey Jesus. Perhaps after Jesus’ death, resurrection, the coming of the Holy Spirit to empower people, and the establishment of the Church, this man was among those who gave away their possessions for the sake of Christ (Acts 2:45). We don’t know, but remember, “with God all things are possible!”

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Dear Lord Jesus, I can’t follow You on my own. Therefore, I’m asking for special grace every day. With Your presence and power, “I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13). Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

When my great-grandson, Myles Neilson, was four years old, he announced to me that he would never kill an animal. I said, “What if a lion was about to eat you and you had a gun…would you shoot the lion?” He thought about it and said, “No. I would raise my hands and say, ‘Stop!’ and God would tell him to stop!” He paused again and then said, “Well, maybe lions don’t listen to God very well.” This gave me the opportunity to tell him the story of Daniel in the lion’s den (Daniel 6). In verses 13 to 16 of today’s reading, Jesus gives a profound truth about children. I have learned much from children. Once I’m sure I heard God’s still small voice speak to me saying, “David, you’ve become far too sophisticated. Be childlike as you once were, and you’ll see many more of My mighty works than you do now.”

Yours from a childlike heart,

David

7 thoughts on “Sunday, August 2, 2020

  1. With God, we know that all things are possible. Amen! Thank You Heavenly Father, for the teaching of Your Word, this morning. Great is Your wisdom and mercy. Our faith has healed us because we have believed. Thank you all for your prayers, saints. Stormy skies and rain in southern Ontario. Wishing all a blessed day in the Lord.

    And Jesus said to him, “Recover your sight; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him, glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God. Luke 18:42-43 ESV

    I Believe I Can Fly – Dottie Peoples
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ks2ah2CvfNA

  2. Sounds like you are feeling well today, Beverlee! Praying that the blessings will be constant. Loved the music. I have just recently been thinking of my former boss @ Crossroads, Doug Burke. He was an amazing man – so gracious & had an incredible memory. He was so helpful to the ministry. Both he & his wife are with the Lord now. They had immigrated from Jamaica. Blessings all on this rainy day.

  3. Thank you Beverlee for sharing this song this morning, for the words and for the beautiful singing.
    I was thinking of you yesterday and hope your day went well, I am praying that you will get a suitable home very soon and that your health problems would not be overbearing.
    Blessing to all, I am thanking the Lord for a rainy day today, hoping the lawn will come back to green instead of yellow. I believe all things are possible with God as we read in the His Word today. Eleanor M.

  4. Thank you Ron , Anne, all bloggers, and all personnelle connected with the continuation of David’s work herein. God’s richest blessings on everyone herein. You are all in my prayers. This is my 3rd round, if I remember rightly

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