Believing the Impossible
The verse in the Bible that proves that all things are possible is Mathew 19:26. It says, "But Jesus beheld [them], and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible."
It is clear that the most important part of this verse is "WITH GOD." Many people believe that just with their strength they can do what they set their mind to do, but that is not true according to this verse. I use to think I could achieve anything in life, later realized that I had been thinking wrong the whole time.
It is not by our strength that we are able to accomplish anything but by the Help and Power of God in our lives. He is the reason why we can do anything in life. Because of him we can truly change our ways and bad habits and really be the men and women he says we are.
There are so many times that we ourselves don't know our worth, power, and ability. The times that we do it seems as though we don't give God credit for what we accomplish. This has happened to me numerous times and it is something that I strive to change.
When it comes to prayer not very many people can say that they do it. So many people make up excuses on why they can not pray or don't do it. My mother, who is an ordained minister of the Wesleyan Community, once told me: "If your prayer life is non-existent, you are dead spiritually." This made me think hard on how often I pray.
Honestly I have always had a hard time praying constantly, but what I do instead is SING. There is saying that says that all songs you sing to God are prayers with a tune. I honestly believe this and try my best to pray but have never stopped singing. Singing is the form of praise that is the easiest for me.
Ninety percent have a spiritual interlude with God every day, according to a study released Thursday by Brandeis University. Half pray several times a day, in fact.
“Most prayer writers imagine a God who is accessible, listening, and a source of emotional and psychological support, who at least sometimes answers back,” said Wendy Cadge, a sociologist who directed the research.
The experience is intensely personal, with eight out of 10 beginning their prayers with a familiar greeting, like “Dear Lord” or “Hello Jesus.”
Three quarters pray for themselves , families and friends - with about a quarter praying for themselves alone. We pray for the big stuff, like health and employment. And we pray for the small stuff, too, like a good parking spot, or finding lost car keys. We ask God to guard loved ones who are airborne, or watch over children left alone for a spell.
A 2006 University of Pittsburgh Medical Center study that analyzed actuarial death rates found that weekly worship service attendance could add up to three years to a person´s life.
Prayer is the most commonly used “alternative medicine,” according to a survey of more than 31,000 adults released by the National Institutes of Health in 2004 - more popular than acupuncture, chiropractic, yoga and vitamins.
According to the agency, prayer is considered a “mind-body therapy.”
In Mathew 17:20 it says, "And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you."
This means that even if you don't have much faith at all, you can do big things. When reading this it made me think of a child. Children are perceived to be weak and not able to do much, but tend to do things even their own parents believe they could do.
I challenge you to believe a promise GOD has put in his word. Believe in his word and walk with him and anything is possible.