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There Ain’t No Can’t (8 of 9)
Pastor Jeff Schreve
2 Samuel 5:6-10
Can’t! Can’t! It’s a word that we frequently use. Can’t! You know, when we’re presented with a possibility, with an opportunity, with a dream, the feelings of can’t come into our hearts. The thoughts of can’t come into our minds. Can’t! “Why, I can’t do that. We can’t do that. You can’t do that. It can’t be done.” In the words of the eminent ringside theologian, Mickey Goldmill, from the Rocky fame, “there ain’t no can’t.”
Do you want to make history with your life? Do you want your life to really count? There ain’t no cant’s. God is a can-do God. There is nothing that He can’t do. And the Scripture says, “All things are possible to him who believes.” And Paul, by inspiration of the Holy Spirit, said in Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” All things! Not some things, not most things – all things! Now Paul wasn’t saying, “You know, I can jump a hundred feet in the air.” You can do all things through Christ. All the things that He wants you to do, that He calls you to do, that you can do not in your power, because you don’t have much. It’s in His mighty power.
Now I want you to think for a moment about your dreams. What is it that God has put in your heart that you really want to see accomplished in your life before you die? What is it? What, what vision, what goal, what, what glory do you have in your mind’s eye that you want to see happen through your life? Maybe it is your marriage.
Maybe you want to see…..you, you, your dream is that I have a great marriage and family. That’s a great dream, that my marriage would just be wonderful, that my family would be so close knit. Maybe you’ve been divorced and your dream is that somehow God would change your spouse and bring them back and that your family would be intact again. Maybe you have a dream of a certain career that God has placed in your heart. It’s a God-size dream. It’ ...
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