I woke up unusually early this morning, about 7. Usually I’m up closer to about 9. I lay in bed thinking about all what I have to do in the coming days and weeks leading up to my wedding. The list just seemed never ending and overwhelming. I was thinking about all the wedding related things and basic bills involved with living that I have to pay for with no idea really how I would get it all done or pay for it all in time. Weddings are expensive, particularly weddings with a 300+ guest list.
Finally after laying in bed for some time thinking and thinking, I got up and started getting ready for my day. A little thought came to me and said what do you want to do with your day?
I remembered that Sunday morning in church I had thought about following a prayer chain that some Christians follow of praying every 3 hours starting at 5am or 7am.
I got down on my knees to pray but decided to first read a bit of my bible. I picked it up and it opened to Mark 10. My eyes landed on verse 7 that I had underlined: “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh”. I skimmed past that thinking that it didn’t apply to me in that precise moment and moved my eyes over to the other side where I read in verse 27 that I had also underlined: Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.”
Now this! This was God speaking directly to me saying that on my own (with men) this is impossible, life seems impossible, bills and expenses and tasks can seem impossible, but not with God. With God ALL things are possible. I closed my eyes and started to pray. A line from a song we sing often in church came back to me Only Believe, All things are Possible, Only Believe. Yes! That was it, I just needed to believe and keep believing.
There are no limits with God, there are no restraints or boundaries with Him. It’s ALL possible. All thing things that need to be paid at this moment will get paid. All tasks that need to be accomplished will get done. I realized it wasn’t my job to know or figure out how. When Peter walked on water he wasn’t figuring out the dynamics of how his feet were skimming the surface and not sinking below the waves. He simply kept his eyes on Jesus and moved forward. Here was God telling me (again) to do the very same thing. Keep my eyes on Him because with God all things are possible.
I rose up and felt encouraged and sustained. I picked up my phone and saw the time was 8:08am, it was the 28th of March and my phone had been charged to 88%. I took all of this in with a glance and thought “how interesting”. 8 means eternity, forever. A further comfort in knowing that God’s word is eternal and lasts forever.
A few hours later I was on the phone sharing what God had revealed to me with my fiancé, when it struck me. The first verse that I had read Mark 10:7 “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh”, was not by chance and it was indeed meant for me and applied directly to me in that moment! God was telling me that my wedding expenses and tasks would be taken care of because “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.”
WOW! What a revelation and what a double consolation. God is taking care of all my needs because with Him nothing is impossible, but he is ALSO taking care of my wedding costs and plans. I may not know how it will all come about but I know that God is taking care of it and that’s all I need to know.
I wasn’t sure about with who or where I should share this testimony today, but God told me to share it here, with you. I don’t know who you are or what you might be going through but know this whatever it is, with God All Things Are Possible.
You just have to Believe.