THAT’S, EASY TO SAY, BUT IT’S JUST TOO HARD!

Have you ever used ideas such as , I can’t, I’m trying but, it’s too difficult, maybe later?

Like most things in this life of faith, the way out of the pit is to dig deeper.  For example, are you just too big a sinner to change-remember that you are probably the worst ever-so what?

You think that there are few things that you can handle on your own? There are none! You have trouble finding the right words? God made your mouth and the Holy Spirit will translate your prayers into Godspeak and give you the right words to speak before the judges of this world. You have trouble with thinking clearly, ask God for wisdom and He will give you abundantly pressed down shaken together and running over His own thoughts. For His thoughts are not even the thoughts of the brightest and best thinkers of this world.

Without Him you can do NOTHING, but with Him you can do all things that He asks you to do!

The next time you think hard difficult too much I can’t–replace these thoughts with the proper Christian self view of IMPOSSIBLE, then run to the Holy Spirit for what you need to obey, pointing out that He will have to do it but that He may borrow your body members to work through. After all, it should be no longer you who lives but Christ living in you. Too hard? Not for the ONE who lives in and possesses you.

By the way, I grew up in India and observed individual who were possessed by evil spirits. So even letting the Holy Spirit fully possess me was scary. Would I lose all? NO!

So what’s the difference between Spirit possessed dead people, such as I, and demon possessed people?:

1.We never have our will overrun but He waits for us to turn our will over to Him moment by moment.                  They have lost all personality. They have no will left.

2.We seek to bring life to all those around us.                                                                                                                          They seek only to kill and devour.

3.We hate sin and love people.                                                                                                                                                      They hate people and love evil.

4.We delight in beauty and revel in life.                                                                                                                                     They destroy the beautiful and feel trapped in life.

5.We discover the beauty of our God designed identity, His masterpiece which perfectly matches the tasks He has prepared for Himself to do through our yielded body members.                                                                                                                                                                                             They have no individual personality left and are fit for no useful task.

6.etc.

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
   Sometimes it seems that our tasks and temptations are above what we are able. This verse sounds nice but seems impractical. Like Asaph in psalms 73 we complain that God’s ways might work for some but in our case they don’t. My understanding of the promise in this verse is that it is true only if our goal and attitude is godly. When you want “a way of escape” does your mind picture and desire to escape from THE TRIAL? Or is your concern that, in the midst of the trial, you might sin? If your focus is to be rid of the trial, then this verse is useless to you. If your focus is, to not sin and not have your relationship with God damaged, then rest rest rest on this promise. I have often found that when God helps me have the right attitude. then He often removes the trial also and if not He gives more grace. Then, because of my attitude, this grace is sufficient to continue in the trial safely.     2 Corinthians 12:9

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me

Is any thing too hard for the Lord?

Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation

And Jonathan Saul’s son arose, and went to David into the wood, and strengthened his hand in God.

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