“Impossibility is God’s starting point. The people who live and work around you, even the ones who only infrequently pass in and out of your life—each of them needs to know that ‘with God all things are possible.’ (Matt. 19:26) Part of your privilege as His child is to keep this limitless perspective and expectation continually before your eyes so that His Word is continually in your mouth, poised to deliver His encouragement to others.”Elijah: Faith and Fire, Priscilla Shirer, p. 104
We are so blessed to be able to serve the citizens of Suffolk during crisis situations. We are blessed to work as a team to remind each other of the possibilities available to us and all those we work with because of the mighty God we serve. This keeps us from becoming hopeless in seemingly hopeless situations. We are often surprised at how He works when we should never be surprised.
Elijah’s story of God’s mighty power and strength raining down fire from heaven on the altar, asking the Israelites to choose whom they would serve, is a story for today. We are torn apart and divided by cultural clashes that are not God-centered. This merging of our faith and our cultural relevance divides us internally and renders us incapable of standing on truth.
Making a choice every day of who and what we will serve impacts us in every aspect of our lives. Our relationships, finances, successes, and failures all have consequences when we choose unwisely. We can be just like children, testing God’s boundaries then having to experience His loving discipline.
“Truly my soul rests in God; my salvation comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.”Psalm 62:1-2 NIV