Doing What You Can’t Do

14 Nov

Doing What You Can’t do…

Luke 5 records Jesus telling a paralyzed man to get up and go home. Now think about that. What is He asking of the man? To rise up, take up his cot, and go home.

What’s strange about that? The man is paralyzed. But He’s asking a paralyzed man to do what paralyzed men cannot do. And it doesn’t say that the man was healed before he rose up.

The man had to do what he could not do – and in that was the miracle. In the same way, Jesus commands you to do what you cannot do, to live a life you cannot live, and to walk a walk you cannot walk.

God doesn’t want you to live according to what you are, but according to what He’s called you to be and to do. Stop living, limited by what you can and cannot do.

Start living by faith, by His power, by His miracle, and by what He’s called you to become. Live as if you could do what you can’t do, and by His power… you’ll do it. It’s as simple as rising up.

One day Jesus was teaching, and Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there. They had come from every village of Galilee and from Judea and Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was with Jesus to heal the sick. Some men came carrying a paralyzed man on a mat and tried to take him into the house to lay him before Jesus. When they could not find a way to do this because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on his mat through the tiles into the middle of the crowd, right in front of Jesus. When Jesus saw their faith, he said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven. Luke 5:17-20

Don’t believe what the world says you can’t do. Believe Jesus at His word. Do what He calls you to do – even if it’s impossible.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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