Day 304

Today’s Reading – Matthew 19 and Mark 10

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It’s easier for a camel to squeeze through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter God’s kingdom.” 

They were shocked even more and said to each other, “Then who can be saved?” 

Jesus looked at them carefully and said, “It’s impossible with human beings, but not with God. All things are possible for God.” 

Mark 10:25-27 CEB

We are so limited in our thinking from God’s perspective.

For every negative thought we have God has a positive answer if we would look:

You say: “It’s impossible”
God says: All things are possible (Luke 18:27)

You say: “I’m too tired”
God says: I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28-30)

You say: “Nobody really loves me”
God says: I love you (John 3:16)

You say: “I can’t go on”
God says: My grace is sufficient (II Corinthians 12:9)

You say: “I can’t figure things out”
God says: I will direct your steps (Proverbs 3:5-6)

You say: “I can’t do it”
God says: You can do all things (Philippians 4:13)

You say: “I can’t forgive myself”
God says: I FORGIVE YOU (I John 1:9 & Romans 8:1)

You say: “I can’t manage”
God says: I will supply all your needs (Philippians 4:19)

You say: “I’m afraid”
God says: I have not given you a spirit of fear (II Timothy 1:7)

You say: “I’m always worried and frustrated”
God says: Cast all your cares on ME (I Peter 5:7)

You say: “I don’t have enough faith”
God says: I’ve given everyone a measure of faith (Romans 12:3)

You say: “I’m not smart enough”
God says: I give you wisdom (I Corinthians 1:30)

You say: “I feel all alone”
God says: I will never leave you or forsake you (Hebrews13:5)

Have you threaded any needles with camels lately?

Author:

I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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