God Can Do Anything!

Matthew Chapter 9 Verse 28-30a

 And when He (Jesus) was come into the house, the blind men came to Him and; Jesus saith unto them, “Do you believe I am able to do this?”    They said unto Him, “Yea, Lord.”  Then He touched their eyes saying, “According to your faith be it unto you.”  And their eyes were opened.     (KJV)

I have always been drawn to the miracles of the Bible.  Perhaps it is because I have witnessed so many modern day miracles in my own life.  My heart stopped beating and I *technically* died at age 20.  I was given a 10% chance to live.  I witnessed my son saved from death 4 separate times.  As I was reading tonight from my 1 year Bible plan, I came across this in Matthew Chapter 9.  Jesus had already healed Peter’ mother-in-law; two different men with palsy; the woman suffering from a hemorrhage for twelve years who touched His cloak; the twelve year old girl who died and He raised from the dead; and the two bind men (and the list continues). Not to mention He calmed the sea!  But something struck me. . .

Matthew 9:28-30a tells us, “And when He was come into the house, the blind men came to Him: and Jesus saith unto them, ‘Believe ye that I am able to do this?’  They said unto Him, ‘Yea, Lord.’  Then He touched their eyes saying, ‘According to your faith be it unto you.’  And their eyes were opened.”

Do we believe that God can meet our every need? Do we believe that He can fix our every problem?  Do we believe that He can sustain us through every challenge?  Do we believe that when there seems no way out of life’s problems, that He can provide a miracle?  Do we believe in hope?  Do we believe we can be healed? Healed of physical affliction? Emotional hurt?  When we petition God in prayer, we need to believe that He is the Way Maker.  And in those times when we are not even bold enough to pray for our needs, we need to know that God Can Do Anything!  He already knows our needs before we ask (Matthew 6:8).  In fact, He knows our needs better than we do.  If you don’t believe, pray that God lifts your unbelief, so the enemy has no foothold in your life!

Lord, we ask that you give us the courage to put our FULL trust in You without holding ANYTHING back.  Remove any doubt that keeps us from You.  Give us courage!  Speak to our hearts and make Your Will known unto us. Amen.

 In Christ,

Carrie

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Wisdom

James Chapter 1 Verse  5

But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach and it will be given to him.    (NASB)    

This verse reminds us that wisdom for life matters is something that we can ask from our Heavenly Father.  Not only can we ask, but this verse reminds us the He will not turn us away!   If you are seeking GODLY WISDOM today, take some time to read the book of Proverbs which was written by King Solomon.   King Solomon asked GOD for wisdom to rule the people of Israel and GOD answered.   Be confident today as you ask HIM for Wisdom!

In Christ,

Stephen and Mary

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The Vine and the Branches

John Chapter 15 Verses 4-5

“Remain in Me, and I will remain in you.  For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.

Yes, I am the Vine; you are the branches.  Those who remain in Me, and I in them, will produce much fruit.   For apart from Me you can do nothing.”    (NLT)    

In Christ,

Stephen and Mary

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Suffering

1 Peter Chapter 4 Verses 14 – 16 and Verse 19

If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.  If you suffer, it should not be as a murder or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler.   However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.

So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.  (NLT)     

In Christ,

Stephen and Mary

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Come to Me

Isaiah Chapter 40 verse 11 

Like a shepherd He will tend His flock, In His arm He will gather the lambs and carry them in His bosom; He will gently lead the nursing ewes.            

Matthew Chapter 11 Verses 28- 30 

“Come to Me all who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS.  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”          (NASB)

In this life we have many burdens, fears, and concerns.  Bring your burden to the LORD.  He is our loving Savior, He will not cast you away.  He will carry you in His arms.  He will lead and guide you.  Rest in Him.

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In Christ,

Stephen and Mary

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Potter

Isaiah Chapter 64 Verse 8

But now, O LORD, You are our Father;  we are the clay, and You our Potter; And all of us are the work of Your hand.               (NASB)

Have Thine own way, Lord; have Thine own way.

Thou art the Potter, I am the clay.

Mold me and make me after Thy will,

While I am waiting yielded and still.    (by G.C. Stebbins and A.A. Pollard)

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In Christ,

Stephen and Mary

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Crown of Life

James Chapter 1 Verse 12 – Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.

Revelation Chapter 2 Verse 10b – Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.                (NASB)

In Christ,

Stephen and Mary

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God Will Abundantly Pardon

Isaiah 55 Verses 6-7   

Seek the LORD while He may be found;
Call upon Him while He is near.  
Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts; And let him return to the LORD,  And He will have compassion on him,  And to our God, for He will abundantly pardon. 

Luke Chapter 23 Verses 39-43

One of the criminals who were hanged there was hurling abuse at Him, saying, “Are You not the Christ?  Save Yourself and us!”

But the other answered, and rebuking him said, “Do you not even fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation?  And we indeed are suffering justly, for we are receiving what we deserve for our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.”

And he was saying, “Jesus, remember me when You come in Your kingdom!”

And Jesus said to him, “Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise.”       (NASB)

In Christ,

Stephen and Mary

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Shelter in the Storm

Psalm 91 Verses 1-4    He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, My God, in Whom I trust!” 

For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper and from the deadly pestilence.

He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark .  (NASB)

In Christ,

Stephen and Mary

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Lord Willing

Proverbs Chapter 27 Verse 1    Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.

James Chapter 4 Verse 15   Instead, you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and also do this or that.” 

In Christ,

Stephen and Mary ________________________________________________________

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In Christ Alone

Acts Chapter 4 Verse 12    And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.  

John Chapter 14 Verse 6   Jesus said to him, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.”   (NASB)

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In Christ,

Stephen and Mary

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Don’t Be Troubled

John Chapter 14 Verses 1-3   “Do not let your hearts be troubled.  You believe in God; believe also in Me.    My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with Me that you also may be where I am.    (NIV)

Heaven is a literal place.  Jesus used the words house, rooms, and place to describe it.  Our heavenly Father is going to be there and so is our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!   AMEN!

In Christ,

Stephen and Mary

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VICTORY

Psalm 20 Verses 1 & 2   May the name of the God of Jacob keep you safe from all harm.  May He send you help from His sanctuary and strengthen you from Jerusalem.

Psalm 20 Verses 4 & 5   May He grant your heart’s desires and make all your plans succeed.  May we shout for joy when we hear of your victory and raise a victory banner in the name of our God.  May the LORD answer all your prayers.         (NLT)

In Christ,

Stephen and Mary

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My Redeemer Lives!

Job Chapter 19 Verse 25   For I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth.   (KJV)

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In Christ,

Stephen and Mary

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A ROYAL PRIESTHOOD

1 Peter Chapter 2 Verse 9-10   But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR GOD’S OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; for you once were NOT A PEOPLE, but now you are THE PEOPLE OF GOD; you had NOT RECEIVED MERCY, but now you have RECEIVED MERCY.  (NASB)

God has called us out of the darkness (our life before salvation) and into His marvelous light (our lives after salvation)!   When there is darkness there is much that our eyes cannot see.   Have you ever been in a room that was completely dark?  A place where you cannot see anything, not even your own hand in front of your face?   That type of darkness can almost be suffocating.    We begin to long for a light to show us the way.   That is the type of darkness we were in as sinners, but thank GOD for HIS light!   Did you ever look at the windows of your home at night time?  Did you notice how clean they look…but once the sun shines on them – Oh boy – it is a different story and we suddenly realize that they are in need of a cleaning!   That’s the same way salvation works.   God shines HIS light on us, taking us out of darkness and causing us to realize all that is within us and how much we need HIM!     Repentance is then our reaction!

Today, walk in confidence because of how GOD has transformed us.   He has called us to be a royal priesthood, a chosen generation, a people who were in darkness, but have been called into HIS marvelous light!

Amazing Grace how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me;  I once was lost but now I’m found; was blind but now I see.

In Christ,

Stephen and Mary

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You Alone are GOD

Isaiah Chapter 37 Verse 16   “O LORD of Heaven’s Armies, God of Israel, You are enthroned between the mighty cherubim!  You alone are God of all the kingdoms of the earth.  You alone created the heavens and the earth.”     

Psalm 86 Verse 10  For You are great and do wondrous deeds;  You alone are God.    (NLT) 

What  peace and comfort we have in knowing that GOD is GOD, and that He is in control.  He is the Creator of the Universe and yet He humbled Himself to come and live among us to save us.   There is no one like Him!  He never fails; He is Faithful and True; He is our Heavenly Father; our soon coming King; our Savior and our Redeemer!

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In Christ,

Stephen and Mary

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Proverb

Proverbs Chapter 16 Verse 8    Better is a little with righteousness than great income with injustice.     (NASB) 

In Christ,

Stephen and Mary

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Trust the LORD

Proverbs Chapter 3 Verses 5-6  Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.   (NASB) 

In Christ,

Stephen and Mary

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His Banner Over Me is Love

Revelation Chapter 3 Verse 20  Behold!  I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.

Song of Solomon Chapter 2 Verse 4  He has brought me to His banquet hall, and His banner over me is love.  

Psalm 34 Verse 8  O taste and see that the LORD is good; how blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!   (NASB)

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In Christ,

Stephen and Mary

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Bought With A High Price

1 Peter Chapter 1 Verses 18-19  For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors.  And it was not paid with mere gold or silver, which lose their value.  It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God.  

1 Corinthians Chapter 6 Verse 20  God bought you with a high price.  So you must honor God with your body.   (NLT)

In Christ,

Stephen and Mary

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