Most of us want a medal every time we do something for God, but He is not about to let Peter or us build a monument to our accomplishments, especially when we are just beginning. If this miracle [walking on water] of Peter’s were done by some of us here in America, in two weeks we would have tours, T-shirts and commemorative celebrations of the day we walked on water. But Jesus will allow none of that for His disciples. He sees greatness emerging in Peter, and He will not press His disciples toward anything other than conformity to His character. Remember: God’s goal is that we become Christlike. Therefore, the real Jesus is going to call us to do the impossible. Walking with God means that we will be called to do what we have never done before. You will see Jesus ahead of you, probably in some kind of storm, but it will be the beginning of a miracle that will change you and touch the world around you.
Nothing is impossible with God. Therefore, no person or situation is beyond His ability to bring complete restoration.
It is impossible for God to lie. His Word is always in complete agreement with His nature and character, and therefore His very words release His power to accomplish what He has said. This is what the angel declared to Mary: “For with God nothing will be impossible” (Luke 1:37). The word for “word” is rhema, which is the freshly spoken Word of God. The word “impossible” means without ability. An expanded literal translation of this verse could be, “No freshly spoken word from God will ever come to you that does not contain its own ability to perform itself!”
Transformation, Redemption… it’s what Jesus does. He is the redeemer. Is anything too difficult for him? What unbelief are you carrying today? What impossible situation is a burden for you? Maybe an exchange is in order: your doubt for God’s ability to transform.
God is looking for those with whom He can do the impossible– what a pity that we plan only the things that we can do by ourselves.
When God is about to do something great, he starts with a difficulty. When he is about to do something truly magnificent, he starts with an impossibility.
Until we reach for the impossible through fervent, faith-filled prayer, we will never fulfill our created purpose!
One of the most essential qualities of faith that is to attempt great things for God and expect great things from God, is holy audacity. Where we are dealing with a supernatural Being, and taking from Him things that are humanly impossible, it is easier to take much than little; it is easier to stand in a place of audacious trust than in a place of cautious, timid clinging to the shore. Likewise, seamen in the life of faith, let us launch out into the deep, and find that all things are possible with God, and all things are possible unto him that believeth.
It is idleness that creates impossibilities; and where people don’t care to do anything, they shelter themselves under a permission that it cannot be done.
God actually delights in exalting our inability. He intentionally puts his people in situations where they come face to face with their need for him.”