Feeling inadequate? Pray to the Great I Am

prayThis is a guest blog from my brother Dave Huizenga, pastor of Bridgewood Church in Savage, MN.

This is a repeat of his February 25, 2013 Daily Devotional.

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Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.” [John 14:6]

Have you ever been inadequate for a job? I remember a story about a teenager who told his dad he could fix the lawn mower (after all, he was a teenager and could fix anything). His dad said, “ok, go ahead.”

The teenager took the lawn mower apart, and, well eventually he and his dad brought the parts to the hardware/lawnmower store together. The fact be told, I had to do something similar with the drum brakes on my car many years later…

When looking at the impossible jobs ahead of the church of Jesus Christ, I feel like we are once again looking at a pile of “who knows what” parts on the garage floor. It seems overwhelming. However, we can have confidence because of who Jesus Christ is. In John 14:6, Jesus says he is “I am…” These are the same words God used for himself with Moses at the burning bush. These are the words of the God of heaven who handles a million impossible things every minute.

So, we may feel inadequate, but the truth is, when we let Jesus be in charge and yield to His work within us, impossibilities become possible. The impossible becomes possible when we pray to “I am.”

He is ready to hear your impossibilities, right now.

 

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