Apostle Grace Lubega
John 11: 21-24(KJV); Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee.Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again. Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.
Martha, in our theme scripture, is a typical example of some Christians.
She had faith in Christ but placed limits on how far He could go. In her understanding, Jesus’ presence at their home would have been enough to keep death at bay. That is faith.
She further admitted that God could deny Jesus nothing if He asked for it. However, when Jesus tells her that her brother would rise again, we realise she has a ceiling on her faith in Him.
She postpones Lazarus’ resurrection to the end of time because for many people, certain possibilities are more easily embraced only when relegated to the uncertainties of the future.
Are you the Martha kind of Christian? Do you believe He can heal the flu but cancer is beyond His reach? Do you believe He can give you a job as a junior assistant in a company of little repute but promoting you to a position above your qualifications is beyond His capability?
There is nothing God cannot do, nothing! He said, ‘whatsoever you ask.’ (John 14:13). In Romans 8:32 comes the blessed assurance, “He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?”
Release the fetters around your faith. Impossible is not in God’s vocabulary. If you speak the same language as He, then it ought not to be in yours too. Push your faith to unsailed shores. The Lord can do it all.
FURTHER STUDY: Luke 1:37, Romans 8:32
GOLDEN NUGGET: Release the fetters around your faith. Impossible is not in God’s vocabulary. If you speak the same language as He, then it ought not to be in yours too. Push your faith to unsailed shores. The Lord can do it all.
PRAYER: My loving Father, I thank You for this word. Thank You for stretching my faith and reminding me that nothing is impossible. Today, I examine my life for anything I buried in unbelief and resurrect it in faith. In Jesus’ name, Amen.