10 Then the LORD said, “I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife will have a son.”

Now Sarah was listening at the entrance to the tent, which was behind him. 11 Abraham and Sarah were already old and well advanced in years, and Sarah was past the age of childbearing. 12 So Sarah laughed to herself as she thought, “After I am worn out and my master is old, will I now have this pleasure?”

13 Then the LORD said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Will I really have a child, now that I am old?’ 14 Is anything too hard for the LORD? I will return to you at the appointed time next year and Sarah will have a son.” –Genesis 18:10-14 (NIV)

How often do I feel like Sarah: beaten and old and plain worn out. How often do I look at the calling of God upon my life and think to myself, “You’ve got to be kidding. I can’t do this. There’s no way.” And then I come across Genesis 18:14 and I remember that God is all-powerful, and God is unchanging and when He purposes something to be completed, it will be completed whether I believe or don’t believe; whether I choose to enjoy the ride or choose to go with God kicking and screaming like a 2-year-old toddler who is not getting his way.

“Is anything too hard for God?” Of course not, and that’s the point. Whatever calling God has put on my life will NOT be accomplished in my power. If it is something that could be accomplished in my own power, it wouldn’t be God’s calling. All the glory goes to God, not me.

Will Foundation Christian Fellowship continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord, Jesus Christ? If we are a church that truly belongs to her husband, Jesus our Lord, it will. If we are a church that has been called out of this world and assembled together as a fellowship by God, we will. If we continue to proclaim the gospel of salvation through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ, and if we continue to teach the mystery now revealed to us by the prophets and the apostles as recorded in the Bible, and if we continue to rely on the Holy Spirit as our counselor and our light, we will.

Lord, not by my might nor by my power, but by your Spirit. For nothing is too difficult for you!