“There’s no way I can take the class,” I told my household fellowship coordinator when I first considered registering for our ministry’s Foundational Class. My work hours would not fit with the class schedule, especially on Sundays, when I was always scheduled to work. He encouraged me not to limit what God could do for me as I pursued learning His Word, so I took a step of believing action and registered. “What do I have to lose?” I thought to myself. I also thought, “If this is real, I need assurance that God is behind this.”
But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
The result of that step of believing was that Matthew 19:26 became a living reality for me, backed by the living and true God. I began to see that what seemed impossible to me was possible with God.
So what happened? At the time I registered for the class, I was transferred out of state indefinitely to help with another unit in the company. To me, this did not seem at all like God was working to help me take the class. While working out of state, however, I received a call from our regional manager, who let me know that I would be returning to my unit in three days. He then explained that upon my return, “You will be promoted and receive a raise. And oh, by the way,” he said, “I want you to work Monday through Saturday from opening until 5:00 p.m. and take Sundays off.”
Wow! I began to see that life’s possibilities were unlimited with God. What I thought was impossible was possible with God. So I took the Foundational Class, and to this day I remain thankful for that “impossible” start—and for my continued learning about God’s unlimited power.
How can we realize life’s unlimited possibilities with God? Let’s look at one vital principle: we can release God’s limitless power by giving God and the spiritual knowledge of His Word first place in our lives.
In The Bible Tells Me So, Dr. Victor Paul Wierwille explained, “We have been so schooled to revere the knowledge that comes to us through our five senses that we fail to recognize the knowledge that comes from the higher realm, the spiritual, where the Word of God, and not reason, has first place.”
From the moment of our new birth by confessing and believing according to Romans 10:9 and 10, we have the potential to manifest genuine spiritual power. It’s Christ in us, the hope of glory! We have the potential to believe the supernatural, power-packed promises of God and to overcome obstacles.
I John 4:4:
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
The Word of God gives us spiritual knowledge, which supersedes natural knowledge and man’s reasoning. The Book of Isaiah shows this vividly.
Isaiah 55:9 and 11:
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
God’s ways are higher than our ways. The natural world is factual, and the spiritual world is true. When we realize the difference between the natural and spiritual worlds, we can give God the place He deserves. We give God first place by relying on His Word. His Word is powerful. It accomplishes and prospers that which He pleases. When God has first place in our hearts, we seek His counsel and will first. Then our unlimited possibilities open up.
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Searching the Word for answers and abiding by its truths puts us in a position to live with God’s unlimited power. Whether in relationships, in our work, or in other matters of living successfully day by day, we seek understanding and wisdom from God’s Word first because it has the answers we need to prevail.
II Peter 1:3:
According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue.
Faithfully putting God and the spiritual knowledge of His Word first allows us to release our unlimited potential with God. We learn to walk more and more by the spiritual words of God’s Word.
II Corinthians 5:7:
(For we walk by faith [believing], not by sight.)
At times our five senses may be fooled, but God never is. When we may be tempted to think, “I can’t do that,” the Word of God says we can.
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
The Word of God shows us what is available to believe for. God can also do more than His Word promises, but He will never do less. A key to opening up our unlimited possibilities is to confess and believe the Word. Confess and believe—these are two very powerful actions we can take on God’s Word to give God first place and to release His unlimited power in our lives.…
This is an excerpt from the January/February 2011 issue of The Way Magazine.
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