Friday, September 11, 2020

FMF: Could

The wise men answered the king, saying, “No one on earth can do what the king asks! No great and powerful king has ever asked the fortune-tellers, magicians, or wise men to do this; the king is asking something that is too hard. Only the gods could tell the king this, but the gods do not live among people.” (Daniel 2:10-11, NCV)

Imagine the most powerful man in the world is your boss, he has the power to kill you, and he has just come to you asking you to do the impossible.  The task: interpret his dream.  Oh, did I mention you also have to tell him what he dreamt?

The wise men of Daniel 2 did not believe in God. It appears they make a compelling argument: The king is asking them to do something that is impossible.  Only a god could do what he is asking, but the gods they know are not accessible.  Therefore, they believe the king's request to be impossible.

They are right in saying no man could do what the king asks. This simply isn't something humans can do. But Daniel did. Daniel takes no credit for what he was about to do.  He knew, like the wise men, that he himself could not accomplish the task the king had assigned.  The pivotal difference is that Daniel knew that God could do it. As Jesus said, with man this is impossible, but with god all things are possible (Matthew 19:16).

I feel a little dreamy today, thinking of that thing before me that seems impossible....

It is impossible...

But God could do it.

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  1. God absolutely can do it! This is an encouraging post - we serve a mighty God indeed. Visiting from FMF#5

  2. Great encouragement! God can do so much more than we could even dream! Visiting from FMF#14

  3. More than we could ever imagine! #16

  4. For awhile, dealing with pancreatic cancer and non-H lymphoma seemed like something I COULD do on my own; I'm very well-trained to survive, and very highly motivated...and, as my wife says, far too mean to die.

    And now, I can't. It's that extra set of plates on the barbell, the 200th pushup where my arms give way, that final Cuba Libre before I make a run for the bushes. It's too much, and the letdown is just awful.

    And that I have come to face the truth, the Truth has come to set me free.

    If I may, expressed poetically, it's kinda like this...

    My future-thread's been taken
    from life's bright warp and weft;
    am I to be forsaken,
    pulled from place and left
    along this lonely thoroughfare,
    beneath a darkling sky;
    oh, does not the Master care?
    Have I been left to die?
    And then there whispers close a Voice,
    "You've gone as far as you can go
    upon your strength, thus now, your choice:
    do you truly want to know
    the wonder-work that I can do
    if you let Me live in you?"

  5. Nothing is impossible for God. Yes ❤❤❤ God bless Amie - Loretta x

  6. "But God could do it." Yes! Love this! Such a good reminder that all things are possible with God.

    "Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think..." Ephesians 3:20


  7. Amen. God has no limits and nothing is impossible. We just have to remember that. That, my friend, is sometimes the hard part. Blessings.

  8. This is a great reminder that even if it seems impossible to us it is never impossible to God!

  9. Amie, hey...not to be a bother, but could I ask some special prayers? What has been a very hard day has just gone viciously gruesome. Appropriate to the post, I suppose; the Body of Christ, in the form of believers, is needed here. I can't cope, and I am very frightened.

    1. Andrew, yes, brother, I am praying. Those bothers are always welcome!!!

    2. Praying for you, Andrew, that the Lord would hold you close and comfort you, and replace your fear with His peace that surpasses understanding. Praying that you tangibly feel His presence right there with you as you walk through the dark valley towards His glorious light.

  10. "The pivotal difference is that Daniel knew that God could do it." Amen and that will be the difference for us as well. I so appreciated you visiting my post and sharing with me. Blessings!

  11. Your post reminded me of the Sidewalk Prophets song, "Impossible." Nothing is impossible with God. I hope you have a wonderful day!