Someone asks Jesus how to obtain eternal life and He responds by saying, ‘If thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.’
When the person says that he kept the commandments from his youth and asks if there is anything else left for him to do, Jesus responds by saying, ‘If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.’
When the young man hears that, he walks away feeling all sad because he is quite rich and probably finds it hard to imagine leaving all his stuff behind.
Jesus observes this and notes that it is nigh impossible for a rich person to enter heaven. When his disciples hear this, they fall over backwards in amazement, isn’t being rich equal to being good and blessed? If this is not the case, who then can be saved?
Jesus benignly looks at his disciples and explains that indeed, to be saved as a rich person is not a likely scenario, but with GOD all things are possible.
Around fourteen years ago I left all my stuff behind, I’d become quite ill from working all hours in stressful surroundings for a similar amount of time. The only option I could see was to bundle my children and bedding in a trailer and to leave behind all I worked so hard for to find a more peaceful life for us. At times the going was pretty tough but we never looked back and kept on moving forward.
There were occasions were I hit rockbottom and one particular time stands out in my mind where my health was rapidly declining and I desperately needed medical attention and was not able to get the help I needed due to crippling debt and my frail health. I was not even able to get off the bed, let alone get in the car to find treatment.
I prayed with all my might. I wasn’t praying for riches, I had left all that behind and quite happily so. I wasn’t praying for myself, I was praying that my children wouldn’t become orphans. I prayed for survival. I prayed for treatment that would get me back on my feet. I figured at the time that I needed $15,000 to get me back up and running as well as get some of my creditors of my back.
With GOD all things are possible.
I said, ‘LORD, I know that with you all things are possible, and I need around $15000 and I need it right now.’ The next day I received a message that a completely unexpected $15000 cheque was being written in my name. Within days that cheque was in the mail and I was able to obtain the care I needed at the time and take some of the pressure off the financial woes and worries I was experiencing. My name was slightly different at the time, hence the black-out. But the cheque was written out to me. This is a true story. Within one day of praying for 15000 dollars I, completely unexpected and out of the blue, received that exact amount when I reminded the LORD of what his SON told his followers about the powers of GOD.
Jesus tells us that it is near impossible for a rich person to enter into the kingdom of GOD but that with GOD all things are possible. Jesus also tells us that every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for his name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.
Whatever your situation
Whatever your situation, I’d like to remind you that with GOD all things are possible and GOD hears prayer. If GOD pays attention to someone like me, who continuously mucks up, he’ll be sure to hear you too when you call upon Him.
Free scripture graphic
Feel free to use the above scripture graphic in your life to remind yourself that with GOD all things are possible. If you’re like the apostles and left everything and everyone to follow Jesus or if you find yourself in a tight spot for whatever reason, it is good to remember that GOD is in control and with Him all things are possible.
When I used those powerful words all those years ago, when I said and believed with all my heart that with GOD all things are possible and I trusted in Him to bring about good results, I didn’t even have to wait a full day for my prayer to be answered. GOD has answered all my prayers always and I know that He’ll do the same for you too. Just ask.
I pray that GOD may bless you and yours and that you may live forever!