This morning as I was praying and pondering the above question, very subtly the thought appeared that a relationship challenge I had some concern about appeared as the very thing that perhaps God couldn’t do. Immediately following a slight physical problem had appeared and I realized that I was listening to the carnal mind the Bible refers to as enmity against God. My faith is very strong and I know that having doubt is denying the Christ. Once again, I was reminded this is never about “recovery” but “discovery” of our true spiritual nature.
Psalms 139:14 states “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.” Spiritual man is made in the image and likeness of God and cannot possess error. Praying from that standpoint I see more clearly and realize completely the answer to the question “What cannot God do?” and know that it is nothing because with God, all things are possible!
The Bible tells us to love one another and it never follows up with except those of differing opinions, different political views, different color, and on and on. It just says to love one another. In Matthew 19:26 it states “And looking at them Jesus said to them, ‘With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.'” That is not followed by except an incurable disease or poverty or anything else but just states that all things are possible to God! This verse follows “it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God”.
It is also said that this kingdom is within which means peace and harmony to me and the rich could mean being rich in erroneous, cherished beliefs. My answers and understanding come when I am willing to release these old, world-excepted beliefs. Today I will know there are no exceptions to omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient Good/God leaving no room for error.
Almost twenty years ago, during a challenging and dark time in my life, I moved to a city where I knew no one. During this time, I visited a downtown Church which I found very unfriendly. In looking back, during the year I visited I sat at the back and left immediately following the benediction. Several years passed before returning to this Church due to a move which was nearby and it made sense for me to go there. This time I became involved with different committees and stayed after Church each service to say “Hello” and be greeted as well.
Without a doubt, this Church became so important in my Life and I made lifetime friends there. Several years ago, I moved again and have a new Church but continue with relationships formed there and also, attend when we are in the area. How on earth could I have ever thought this Church unfriendly? I know how. I was so closed-minded and scared of being hurt, that I couldn’t see or feel the Love surrounding me.
Psalm 13:5 states “But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.” My heart fills with humility and gratitude as I realize that I have never been separated from God and never will.
As I was praying this morning, happiness came to thought. For me so often, that exhilarating feeling follows purchase of a new car or dress, planning for an upcoming event or vacation or something else that can seem temporary. Then I began to think about joy, which comes from within and has nothing to do with the human scene but comes when gratitude and humility fill my heart. Daily I pray with Psalms 51:10 which reads “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.”
Peace and harmony come from within, not without and is also the natural state of being. This, I think, is our rightful inheritance.