27 But He said, “The things that are impossible with people are possible with God. 28   And Peter said, “Behold, we have left all that is our own and followed You.” 29 And He said to them, “Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, 30 who will not receive many times more at this time and in the age to come, eternal life.”” (Luke 18:27 LSB)  https://accordance.bible/link/read/LSB#Luke_18:27

 

Seeing the impossible, receiving abundant blessings from God, are these things happening in your life? Experiencing God is promised by God to those who give everything to God. The church has so little experience of God, our faith is so cerebral, because we give so little to God and do so little for God. We are a blessed nation, so our work provides our needs and excess for indulging our pleasures. We have little need for God in terms of our own basic necessities for living. The abundant Christian life however is not experienced by the majority who measure life by their own experiences. God said until we give away our lives, we will lose them. This giving of our lives occurs as we work diligently, faithfully, and consistently upon the things of God. We work to know God and to do His will and, in this way, experience the impossible from God and the abundance of God in our lives. The most impossible experience is seeing dead people come to life. Everyone is dead, born dead spiritually. When we pray earnestly, share the gospel consistently, and see people we know and love repent and become born again, we experience what is impossible for men but possible for God. We receive the abundant joy of knowing this beloved family member or friend will join us in living forever in the kingdom of God where death and sickness never again occur. We are not working earnestly on the kingdom of God. We are not praying faithfully for people we know to come to life. We are not engaging God in seeking and saving the lost and therefore our relationship with God is boring, flat, cerebral, and otherwise irrelevant to our lives. Until we lose our lives, we will not find them but when we lose our lives for Jesus’ sake and the gospel we will receive them and find them richly blessed by God Himself.

 

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