Thursday, April 21, 2016
I read Mark 10 this week and was struck by verse 27. Of course, we know that all things are possible with God...but do we KNOW? I was recently challenged to ask God for the impossible. And something immediately came to my mind. And I saw four hurdles preventing it from happening. But as I asked Jesus what His thought was about those hurdles, I saw myself soaring over them--not just soaring over them--but over mountains which rose high above those hurdles!
So I did a word study on this verse in the Greek.
Impossible: adynatos--which means without strength, impotent, powerless, weak, disabled, unable to be done, impossible.
All Things: pas--which means each, every, any, all, the whole, everyone, all things, everything.
Possible: dynatos--which means able, powerful, mighty, strong, mighty in wealth and influence, strong in soul, to bear calamities and trials with fortitude and patience, strong in Christian virtue, to be able (to do something), mighty, excelling in something, having power for something.
So I rewrote the verse adding some of these meanings--and my faith grew!
"With men, life is powerless, impotent, without strength, weak, and disabled--but not with God! For with God, He is able to change each and every single thing--down to the last detail--all the way to the whole big picture with His power and might. He is wealthy (He owns everything) and has the might and influence to change EVERYTHING!"