>With God…


A non-word for the follower of Christ – because nothing is impossible with God. As Andrew Murray wrote, “We have a God who delights in impossibilities.”

Why? Because when God does what seems to be “impossible” He gets glory. That is the purpose of miracles…not to give the instrument/evangelist/”faith healer” glory; but to give the Lord glory. Why? Because as He is glorified, elevated, and honored people pay attention and present themselves as candidates for the greatest miracle…rebirth!

In our humanity, though, some times we can get foggy and think things are “impossible.” Or at least improbable.

Like selling a house in a depressed market in a shaky economy. This weighs on me. Certainly, tell me it shouldn’t, but it does.

Jane and I are confident in God’s leading as well as timing; and thus we are confident He has a plan for the sale of our house and the purchase of a home in Saint Joseph. My dear wife is a lot more optimistic and cheery than I…and that is weird because she is the one who has to keep the house “presentable” for any potential buyer to stop by. Thankfully we are a team, and when I get a little “down” she lifts me up (usually by a figurative kick in the rear!); and versa visa!

“Happened” to read this in my “through the Bible in a year” reading today. I remember that in August of 1977, when I flew to Kansas City from California to attend Bible college…hardly any money, no job, no place to stay…circling the airport for landing, and “happening” to read the same verse…and over three decades later it is alive with hope:

Psalm 31.24 Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord!

Author: Jack Hager

Jesus invaded my life shortly after my arrest at age 26. I spent the first few years of my new life incarcerated. Went to Bible school after parole; have served with Kansas City Youth For Christ, Headwaters Christian Youth (Rhinelander, Wi), Family Life Ministries (Bath, NY), and now with Midland Ministries (Saint Joseph, Mo). Married with four children, work with youth, adults, inmates. Heavily involved in Bible quizzing for four decades. Narrow minded about Jesus and the gospel; fairly open minded about most other things. Speak in churches, camps (both teen and family), civic groups, public schools, Christian schools and colleges...amazed I get to do what I get to do....favorite verse Romans 15.13 "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that you, by the power of the Holy Spirit, may overflow with hope."

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