Have you ever felt Jesus calling you to do something you know is impossible for you? I have often heard people say;
“Don’t worry – God won’t give you more than you can handle.”
It is well meaning, but missing a key element. “God will never give you more than you and He together can’t handle” would be more accurate.
At the moment, I am looking ahead at two ‘impossible without Jesus’ adventures and I would like to invite you into them with me! The first is the invitation to record a music CD.
It does fit our relationship for Jesus to invite me to travel to Alberta to record a CD when I am almost 7 months pregnant, can’t breath like I used to and have about as much energy as a geriatric sloth. If you have read our Easter story (Under “Our Journey”), you know the miraculous healing on Easter Sunday occurred after we said yes to an impossible invitation from Jesus as well.
I don’t mind – it means He gets all the glory, and it leaves wide open space for Him to do supernatural things in answer to His invitation. Generally I can do one thing every other day without my body shutting down and this is 12 days of intense activity to get the recording done. I am looking forward to seeing how God does it and would sure appreciate your prayers!
My prayer is that the Holy Spirit would infuse this music with hope and healing to touch the people who listen to it. Every song was written from the journey through death valley and the hope Jesus planted throughout the years.
The second ‘impossible without Jesus,’ calling is Parenthood. I am told no one feels prepared to raise small humans, and we are no different I suppose. I am filled with awe that Jesus would entrust one of His little ones to us, and, like any parent, desire more than anything to raise them as He would! I often think of the sword that pierced Mary’s heart as she raised the only perfect child to walk the earth.
Approaching this next season, I would like to invite you to join me: I will likely only be blogging one post per week as the baby’s arrival gets closer, and I would be honoured to have your interaction to explore together thoughts and questions you might have on life, being light in this culture, the Word, community, God, growth, etc. If you e-mail or write through the comments a topic you want to engage with, I would be thrilled to respond and invite the community into it! I have learned so much through writing and am so thankful for each one of you who read it!
Is there something Jesus is inviting you into that seems impossible? Have you and Jesus come through impossible situations in the past? What are some promises that He has given you that you can claim when you are in the middle of it?