Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Some thoughts to ponder on impossibility

      I had saved this compilation of thoughts on impossibility, but can't remember where I found the original.  If anyone recognizes the list, let me know, I would be glad to give the original author credit.

For nothing is impossible with God.  …Gabriel speaking to Mary in Luke 1:37 NIV Bible

Your religious life is every day to be a proof that God works impossibilities; your religious life is to be a series of impossibilities made possible and actual by God’s almighty power.               ...Andrew Murray (1828-1917), Absolute Surrender and Other Addresses, Chicago: Bible Institute Colportage Association, 1897 p 62

"The things which are impossible with men are possible with God." All around you there is a world of sin and sorrow, and the Devil is there. But remember, Christ is on the throne, Christ is stronger, Christ has conquered, and Christ will conquer. But wait on God. My text casts us down: "The things which are impossible with men"; but it ultimately lifts us up high—"are possible with God."  Get linked to God.  Adore and trust Him as the omnipotent One, not only for your own life, but for all the souls that are entrusted to you. Never pray without adoring His omnipotence, saying: "Mighty God, I claim Thine almightiness."   ...Andrew Murray (1828-1917), Absolute Surrender and Other Addresses, Chicago: Bible Institute Colportage Association, 1897 p 68

The man that believes will obey; failure to obey is convincing proof that there is no true faith present. To attempt the impossible God must give faith or there will be none, and He gives faith to the obedient heart only. ... A. W. Tozer (1897-1963), Man: The Dwelling Place of God, Harrisburg, PA: Christian Publications, 1966 p 33

An invitation to prayer is, therefore, an invitation to omnipotence, for prayer engages the Omnipotent God and brings Him into our human affairs.  Nothing is impossible to the man who prays in faith, just as nothing is impossible with God.   ...A.W. Tozer (1897-1963), “What Profit in Prayer?” The Set of the Sail, ed. Harry Verploegh, Camp Hill: Christian Publications, 1986 p 33

And so the word "impossible" becomes itself impossible when the soul of man is in fellowship with the Lord of Hosts. The pliant will becomes an iron pillar. The weak heart becomes "as a defended city" when it is the home of God. Dumb lips become the thrones of mysterious eloquence when touched with divine inspiration. …John Henry Jowett (1864-1923), Feb 27, My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year, 1914

Indifference to religion is impossible where the preacher is a flame of fire. ... Samuel Chadwick (1860-1932), The Way to Pentecost, Hodder and Stoughton, 1932; Fort Washington: Christian Literature Crusade, 1969 p 18

To be continued...

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