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Main : Religions & Spirituality : Christianity

Where To Go When It's Impossible
  by: Ron Hutchcraft, Source Unknown

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Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen were reporters at the Daily Planet newspaper in a city called Metropolis. At least according to the story of a "man of steel" called Superman. He was, according to the old Superman TV show, "faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound." He had been sent here as a baby from the planet Krypton by parents on a dying planet. And he came to earth with, as the announcer liked to say, "powers far beyond those of mortal man." So, when Lois and Jimmy faced a situation that no normal person could possibly resolve, they would invariably say those words that always precede an amazing solution - "This is a job for Superman!"

I hope this doesn't come as a shock to you and ruin your day, but there is no Superman. But there is one the Bible calls Sovereign Lord and the Most High God. And if you're facing a situation or a need that is going to require "powers far beyond those of mortal man," you have this awesome God to turn to. That's when you get a ringside seat to see the greatness of the Most High God.

There's a thrilling picture of going to God for your Mission Impossible in our word for today from the Word of God in Daniel 2, beginning with verse 17. King Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, where Daniel has been taken as a captive and elevated to being a royal advisor, has had a very troubling prophetic dream. He calls in all his astrologers and spiritual advisors, and asks them to not only figure out what his dream meant, but what was the dream he had - or die. See, he doesn't want any magician scamming him with some made-up interpretation. Hey, if a man can tell him the dream, then he can trust his interpretation of that dream, right?

Of course, no one can tell him what he dreamed. Then Daniel, God's man at court, is called in as the king's last resort. Even for Daniel, it's Mission Impossible. What Daniel did is a pattern for us when we're facing our Mission Impossible. "Daniel returned to his house and explained the matter to his friends ... he urged them to plead for mercy from the God of heaven ... During the night the mystery was revealed to Daniel ... Then Daniel praised the God of heaven and said: 'Praise be to the name of God forever and ever; wisdom and power are His.'" What follows is a powerful prayer of extravagant praise. And when Daniel reveals the mystery to the king, he says, "No wise man can explain the mystery ... but there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries."

There's the plan for your Mission Impossible. First, recruit prayer partners to intercede for you and for this situation. The battle will be pre-won in prayer. Step two: focus on the power of your God rather than the impossibilities of the situation. Then, as Daniel did, download resources only God has. Daniel said, "You have given me wisdom and power, You have made known to us the dream of the king." God has resources that no one on earth could ever give you. And the last step in this plan for winning in your Mission Impossible is to give God all the glory for the breakthrough. Folks may express amazement or admiration for you - you let them know it all belongs to the mighty Lord that you serve. And you don't have the answers - He does. And He chose to send this particular answer, this particular solution through you.

Well, are you kind of like Daniel, facing something that's far beyond what earth could do? Then, do a Daniel - "This is a job for the God of heaven ... the Lord who is my God!"

Ibrani 11:3,6
"Karena iman kita mengerti, bahwa alam semesta telah dijadikan oleh firman Allah, sehingga apa yang kita lihat telah terjadi dari apa yang tidak dapat kita lihat. Tetapi tanpa iman tidak mungkin orang berkenan kepada Allah. Sebab barangsiapa berpaling kepada Allah, ia harus percaya bahwa Allah ada, dan bahwa Allah memberi upah kepada orang yang sungguh-sungguh mencari Dia."

Hebrew 11:3,6
"By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible. But with out faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him."

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