Is anything too difficult or too wonderful?

Then they said to him, “Where is Sarah your wife?” And he said, “There, in the tent.”  He said, “I will surely return to you at this [e]time next year; and behold, Sarah your wife will have a son.” And Sarah was listening at the tent door, which was behind him.  Now Abraham and Sarah were old, well advanced in years; she was past [the age of] childbearing.  So Sarah laughed to herself [when she heard the Lord’s words], saying, “After I have become old, shall I have pleasure and delight, my lord (husband) being also old?”  And the Lord asked Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh [to herself], saying, ‘Shall I really give birth [to a child] when I am so old?’  Is anything too difficult or too wonderful for the [f]Lord? At the appointed time, when the season [for her delivery] comes, I will return to you and Sarah will have a son.”  Then Sarah denied it, saying, “I did not laugh”; because she was afraid. And He (the Lord) said, “No, but you did laugh.” – Genesis 18:9-15

We are to simply seek to believe God’s Word to us. What is too hard for us today? This thing we’re concerned about is never impossible with God. Think of the change that God has done in our heart by the power of the Spirit. Have we always believed? No! How did we come to believe in Christ in the first place? Was this not a mighty “impossible” display of God’s power in taking a hardened sinner far from God, and making our heart loving and teachable, and full of desire to follow Jesus?

Go back to the day we decided to follow Jesus – think on how the power of the Spirit came upon us to transfer us from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of God’s Son; how we’re raised, like Lazarus, from the spiritual dead, and seated with Christ in the heavenly places; how we were dead in trespasses and sins, enslaved to sin and the devil, and we’re raised to new life in Jesus!  When you think of the work that has started in us, “Is there anything too hard or too wonderful for the LORD?”

No prayer too hard for God to answer – Jeremiah said for us to call unto the Lord and He would show us great and mighty things. We are to expect great things from God and ask God for great things. The watchfulness of faith linked to waiting upon God in prayer. We watch and pray and ask God for great things because He is able.

I never preach a sermon without asking God for two things – wisdom and the power of the Holy Spirit – and I am thankful for all the wonderful, Godly, Spirit filled Christians that the Lord has sent to guide and teach me on my Christian journey!

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