Genesis 41:16 "I cannot do it," Joseph replied to Pharaoh, "but God will give Pharaoh the answer he desires."
Joseph made sure that he gave the credit to God. We should be careful to do the same. To take the honor for ourselves is a form of stealing God's honor. Don't be silent when you know you should be giving glory and credit to God.
Also, we all face situations where we have to declare "I cannot do it" whether it is relational, emotional, spiritual, physical...we understood the answer is beyond the realm of possibility of what we can do. Then by faith we must declare "but God will!"
We need to ANCHOR our souls to the Word of God...NOT our feelings. We get tired, we get wore out, we make mistakes....CONSTANT is God's Word.
Isa 40:7-8 The grass withers (dries up, loses moisture) and the flowers fall (sinks, drops down, fades away and forgotten), because the breath of the LORD blows on them. Surely the people are grass. (8) The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands (rises to the occasion, is established, confirmed, endures, persists, raises up, valid, set, fixed) forever."
Your emotions, like the grass and the flower, will sink, drop, rise, fade, become dry, crack, change, up and down…but GOD'S WORD is fixed, established, confirmed, endures, persists, raises up, valid, set, fixed…FOREVER.
Through the ups and downs of life. God's Word remains solid! You can COUNT ON IT. So today, bring your "I cannot" to God, and declare out loud:
I cannot fix my finances…but God will
I cannot heal my sickness…BUT GOD
I cannot restore this relationship…BUT GOD
I cannot make it through this storm…BUT GOD
I cannot understand why I'm going through this…BUT GOD
I cannot make my children live for Jesus…BUT GOD
I cannot bring revival to my church and this area…BUT GOD
I cannot figure out a way that we can make it…BUT GOD
I cannot get past this offense…BUT GOD
I cannot stop the pain…BUT GOD
I cannot afford to pay tithes…BUT GOD
I cannot give to the new land fund…BUT GOD
I cannot change my attitude…BUT GOD
I cannot get past my anger…BUT GOD
I cannot forgive…BUT GOD
I cannot move past this thing…BUT GOD
I cannot stop worrying…BUT GOD
I cannot let it go…BUT GOD
I cannot get my mind off of this…BUT GOD
I cannot shake this lust…BUT GOD
I cannot overcome this habit…BUT GOD
I cannot stand the sight of that person…BUT GOD
I cannot change my husband…BUT GOD
I cannot change my wife…BUT GOD
I cannot decide which way to go with this decision…BUT GOD
I cannot get rid of the shame…BUT GOD
I cannot get rid of condemnation…BUT GOD
I cannot forgive myself…BUT GOD
I cannot…BUT GOD!!!!!
Isa 54:10 Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed," says the LORD, who has compassion on you.
1 Peter 1:23-25 For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. (24) For, "All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall (remember context…men are like grass and flowers…fade away, forgotten), (25) but the word of the Lord stands forever (never dies, never put in a grave, never stops influencing, never lies, never quits working, never ineffective, always sharper than any two-edged sword)."
"Lord, this morning I realize that I face something's that I Cannot do anything about. However, I am so thankful for the faith and confidence I have in You Lord that I can declare BUT GOD WILL! You are in control of each situation I face. You are in control of life's "cannot's' So many times you have made a way where there seemed to be no way. You are the Creator who can bring order out of chaos, and confusion. Thank You for that today. In Jesus' name, amen!"
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Posted by Rusty L. Blann at 7:18 AM