Pray for the Impossible
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March 1, 2018
Our 103rd Alabama District Council begins Monday, April 23rd at Montgomery First Assembly of God, 135 Bell Road. Our theme is “Pray for the Impossible.”
I am so excited to have as our guest, Pastor Jim Cymbala of Brooklyn Tabernacle in New York. He is a renowned writer and speaker around the world. I am expecting a supernatural presence of God’s Spirit and an amazing gathering at this council.
Please join me in prayer for this important gathering of our fellowship.
We are planning a state-wide video live streaming prayer gathering calling on heaven for a fresh outpouring of God’s Spirit among our churches and around the world. We’ll let you know when and where that will be.
Numbers chapter 13 and 14 tells the story of a people called Israel. They had come to a comfortable place at Kadesh Barnea. God had given them everything they needed, but now He was getting ready to call them out of their comfort zone. Look at part of the story in chapter 13: “But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we. And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature. And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight” (Numbers 13:31-33).
God challenged them to step out of their “comfort zone” and begin to operate in the “faith zone.” It’s easy to live for God when everything is going our way and there are no obstacles to overcome. When God invites us to step up and do a work for Him—He prepares the way.
Notice that verse two says, “the land …I am giving.” This is stated in the present tense even though Israel had not yet even entered the Promised Land. God will “draw” you out into the “faith zone” where faith is required to accomplish the task, but He will always go ahead of you.
The principle here is simple and yet missed by so many Christians. We are called to do much for God, but He has already prepared the way for us to do all of those things. All we are called to do is to walk in obedience, so God can accomplish those things in us through His power.
What is God calling you to that would take you out of your comfort zone?
• The comfort zone of life as it is – why rock the boat, life is pretty good.
• The comfort zone of relationships – if I follow Christ someone may reject me or not want me.
• The comfort zone of old attitudes – if I follow Christ I will have to let go of my bitterness, jealousy, etc…
Joshua and Caleb knew that the only safe place in life is where God is, and God is not inside your comfort zone! Hear His call to you today to step out of your “comfort zone” into the “faith zone.” Let’s partner with Him for the supernatural to take place around us.