Kiwi Maranatha Charitable Trust

With God

With God, All things are Possible.

Here is a great Testimony that will encourage you, to just trust God way, much more, and to just let him have free reign in your life, especially in, “The Big Stuff,” and to let him clearly display the wonders he has in mind and in store for your life, so I know that you will be challenged and blessed from this Testimony of God’s Greatness and tender care over us all.  We are quoting from the book Mega Shift by James Rutz, and we are on pages 194-5.

Quote; “Then two sit down, leaving a slightly built young man in a pale blue sweater.  “I’m going out to the lobby and get one of Mary Alice’s blessings before she runs out of them,” he says as the sound man bumps up the volume to catch his soft voice.  “But first, I just have to say something about this “making difference in spite of pain.”  My name is Billy Joe Waldencroft.* Many of you know me by now.  “Until I was 20, I was homosexual.  But by that point, the lifestyle got to be pretty sad for me.  And Lonely.  The only person in the world I felt I could talk to was my uncle Rod, who was a Christian. 

Unfortunately, he’d been paralyzed by a stroke and was slowly and painfully dying.  But for two years, every time I went to see him, he just radiated the presence of God.  And he’d always tell me about Christ and the great plans God had for me.  “Well about 18 months ago, he convinced me to start meeting with your downtown group on Sunday mornings.  Of course, they all accepted me with open arms.  And yet there was such an atmosphere of purity and strength that I felt weak and corrupt.  So inside of a month, I confessed my sins and turned to Christ … and he totally turned my head around – my emotions, my thinking, my desires, everything.

“Just after that, I started coming here to your joint meetings every third Saturday. And so did Diane.  “Now, if I was a mess, she was a triple mess – a lesbian prostitute with alcohol and drug problems.  A hard, tough woman.  But God totally cleansed her out, and softened her up.  By the time I met her here, what a changed lady she was!  I’d never felt drawn to a woman before, but Diane was special.  When we got married a year ago, I knew I was the luckiest guy in the world.  We had to be the match of the century, right?  What a pair.

“Now, I come from a big family, and I’ve always loved kids.  But Diane made it clear that she’d never used any precautions on the street, and she was as sterile as a rock.  Still, I loved her, so we just planned to adopt.  “But I’m standing here tonight to”- his voice begins to choke up – “to show you the power of God.  Brothers and sisters, tonight is … the proudest moment of my life.  I want to present to you my beautiful, loving, saintly wife Diane … and our new baby girl, Sarah Marie Waldencroft!”

The Gym explodes with a roof-rattling roar as the crowd bolts to its feet, screaming with joy.  A thousand pair of eyes turn to a woman in a bright yellow dress holding a little bundle of pink as she strides toward the platform, head held high and streams of tears coursing down her face.  The clapping and cheers last over a minute until they are drowned out by a lilting chorus set to the tune of “Mockingbird Hill.”  O God of Surprise! Miraculous King! For this gift we praise you, we gratefully sing! We bless you, we thank you for presents that last, O God of the future! O God of the past!

So, how big is your “Impossibility?” How about a promise from the Man himself, Jesus Christ, as recorded in Matthew 19:26 “But Jesus beheld [them], and said unto them, with men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.”  Now you were saying something about having a problem, well maybe the problem is as simple as you said it, you have the problem; so why not off-load it, and give it to Jesus Christ, who loves making the “Impossible –Possible, and tangible, and oh so real.

We sing, “Burdens are lifted at Calvary,” so we drop them there, and as we leave, we scoop them back up and walk away ground down under our burdens, when we have only just been freed from them, the oppressive weight has gone, so why not just turn and bound through life praising God, and pointing everybody we meet to the Cross.  Our true story is one of a long list of absolute impossibilities, and yet there is a wee bonny baby as proof evidence.

Why are we so slow and sharing our evidence of Salvation, or is it because the burdens are stacked upon our weary back, have bowed us to despair?  I can so easily dig you in the ribs about your falling short, and yet so easily I can stand right beside you, with my load of burdens pressing me to the earth.  We have this promise in Philippians 4:7 “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

We have this in John 1:3 “All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made,” and that includes all the “Visible” and the “Invisible,” the Earth and all things therein, the Stars and Galaxies, then how come we do not entrust all of our problems to the “Creator God” who can fix anything.  “He who called the fishermen of Galilee is still calling men to His service. And He is just as willing to manifest His power through us as through the first disciples.” {CM 104}  “The Lord is just as willing to work through human efforts now, and to accomplish great things through weak instrumentalities.”  {CC 127}  Philippians 4:13“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”  Now; What was that wee problem of yours? Just give it to Jesus.

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