Don’t Swerve from the Impossible

July 25-26, 2020

Don’t Swerve from the Impossible


But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. ~Isaiah 40:31 (KJV)


Impossibilities don’t stop God from doing the extraordinary.


3 As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him.     4 He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?”   5 “Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked. “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” he replied. 6 “Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.” ~ Acts 9:3-6 (NIV)


God will pull purpose out of you where the enemy has tried to stop you.


Your waiting season doesn’t have to be a wasted season.


10 In Damascus there was a disciple named Ananias. The Lord called to him in a vision, “Ananias!” “Yes, Lord,” he answered. 11 The Lord told him, “Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying. 12 In a vision he has seen a man named Ananias come and place his hands on him to restore his sight.” ~ Acts 9:10-12 (NIV)


God didn’t send Ananias to Paul until He had made contact with Paul.  


God’s timing is always perfect, but it isn’t always easy.  


13 “Lord,” Ananias answered, “I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has done to your holy people in Jerusalem. 14 And he has come here with authority from the chief priests to arrest all who call on your name.” 15 But the Lord said to Ananias, “Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel. 16 I will show him how much he must suffer for my name.” ~ Acts 9:13-16 (NIV)


God will never give you a life where He’s not necessary.


17 Then Ananias went to the house and entered it. Placing his hands on Saul, he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord—Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you were coming here—has sent me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” 18 Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he could see again. He got up and was baptized, 19 and after taking some food, he regained his strength. ~ Acts 9:17-19 (NIV)


When we put Jesus and the word of God at the center, we position ourselves to receive a miracle.


God gives you what He asks you to enact.


Faith is the designed response that God asks of you.


3 things to make impossibilities possible:

1. Keep moving forward

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. ~ Hebrews 11:6 (NIV)


2. Keep Believing  

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” ~ Matthew 19:26 (NIV)


3. Exalt the King

Oh, magnify the Lord with me, And let us exalt His name together. ~ Psalm 34:3 (NKJV)