Nothing is impossible for God. Often we say we have faith but our words and actions point in the opposite direction. Sometimes I too stand guilty regarding this matter. This was another occasion that God spoke clearly regarding what we often think.
Sometime back, I saw a dream concerning a servant of God. He is a good friend of mine and has the gift of prophesy. He has a widespread ministry in Kerala, South India.
In the dream, I saw that God was preparing a way for this servant of God to go to Saudi Arabia to minister. The next morning I called him up and told him what I had seen. Immediately he said, "That's impossible. I have no relations there and no one there knows me too." I was speaking on the phone and as soon as he said that, the still small voice spoke to me and said, "Joseph had no relations in Egypt, yet........" and I marvelled at what the Lord said.
God is all powerful and once He gives us a promise, He doesn't back away, but fulfills it in His own sweet time, however impossible the situation be.
I am often surprised by the way that God speaks to me and lately His voice has been so distinct in certain situations that I too feel overwhelmed. A few days back I was discussing with another believer, the 40 yr. trek of the Israelites through the wilderness and how most of them backslided and were destroyed.
While speaking on this, suddenly I said, "I just don't know how these people could have walked through the midst of the Red sea, experience such a great miracle and then forget the mighty God who had performed that." And as I paused, the still small voice spoke to me and said, "How many times you have travelled by aircrafts through the skies flying over nations and seas and after you reach your destination you often forget all about it and consider it as just another happening when all along I have carried you in my loving hands."
The other day I was in a worship and the pastor while preaching on some topic stated how electricity is invisible most of the times, but still how effectively it works. He said that when you 'on' a switch, the effect is seen somewhere, either a bulb lights up or a fan or a motor. The power behind the working of the object is rarely seen but it works nevertheless.
God spoke to me through this regarding my ministry of preaching and teaching. When someone hears when we preach the Word or someone reads what we write, God the Holy Spirit starts working. We can't see Him, but silently like electricity He touches those who have receptive minds or anyone for that matter and brings about the desired effect. Wonderful, isn't it?
I was at a traffic signal the other day crossing a road and many were waiting with me as the signal was red. A girl with her mom stood beside me. As the signal turned green, people started walking across the road. I too started walking, looking back because the girl who stood beside me was tugging at her mother's hand and telling her that the signal had become green, but the mother just stood there and seemed to be thinking about something else.
The girl then started shouting and finally her mother seem to come out of her thoughts, but then the signal had already turned red.
God spoke to me through this as I walked on. On many occasions in our life God shows us the green signal to go ahead with our projects or plans that we place before him, but we ignore/ delay them and finally we are not able to acheive the desired results.
“Don’t expect me to be like you” said a wall poster. And I found a great truth in that.
God has made us uniquely. We should not compare ourselves with others in regard to competence in working because we are all different.
One may be more competent than another in a particular field but the same person may not be able to match the competence of the other in another field.
Sir Francis Galton published his book, "Fingerprints", establishing the individuality and permanence of fingerprints. He was able to scientifically prove: that fingerprints do not change over the course of an individual's lifetime, and that no two fingerprints are exactly the same. According to his calculations, the odds of two individual fingerprints being the same were 1 in 64 billion.
Now that’s incredible. Leave alone the major features, even the smallest details of our bodies have been created uniquely. God is truly great.