“God never ask us to do anything that we can do. He asks us to live a life that we can never live and to do a work that we can never do. Oh, how Christians need to see this truth”.
It is funny to me how men judge me. They are not spectacular men who have wowed me by great displays of trusting God. No they are plain and ordinary men who boast in a flesh I no longer trust. All they do and say I can do.
What inspires me is what I cannot accomplish. Scott and I could never hope to defeat corruption at the level Dorean addressed. That did not stop the Lord from assigning the task. In fact it was the overwhelming impossibility that encouraged our faith. You see in all our weakness we have learned God is strong. I have been ridiculed for trusting God for His supernatural plan. My critics think their words will injure me but that is not the case. They comfort me. If I was living in my strength I would have long since changed my course. I would have long since done what my ordinary critics would have done. I would have asked the Lord to bless my human will and acted upon my desire, sure He had said yes.
My relationship with God is not an extension of my will. I do not dominate a figment of my imagination I call God. No I know the real living creator who makes impossible demands upon me, demands that immediately cause me to through my hands in the air in total surrender.
We live in an age that is not the age of peace typified by Solomon’s reign. No we have that as our future promise. It was the bride of Solomon that was brought to His banqueting table (songs of Solomon 2:4). Now we live in the age typified by David. We are at war. Not a war we can win by our own strength. David and his armies had spectacular victories. There was nothing ordinary about their campaigns. There was nothing ordinary about David. He among all men had a spectacular trust of God. Give me impossible tasks Lord and I will give you surrender and trust. Then the world will know that you are more than a conqueror, and that through crackpots like Scott and I you can fashion vessels of honor. Glorify Thy Name!