“Faith does not operate in the realm of the possible. There is no glory for God in that which is humanly possible. Faith begins where man’s power ends.”
I love this quote. I have been reading a book by Bill Bright, and that is where I found it. I feel this really describes one of the reasons that I wanted to run a full marathon. I wanted to push myself to my limit. I definitely did not complete it on my own though. There was a point when I got to mile 15 or 16, and realized that my body didn’t feel like it had anything left to give. At that point, I had to pray for strength to finish the rest of the race. I had asked the Lord to be with me even before the race started. But this was a different point I was at now, where I had come to the end of myself, and needed some supernatural help to finish the race. It was definitely not something that I did on my own.
I find this to be true in my daily life too. A specific example would be taking care of my kids each day. I get to the end of each day after putting them to bed, and am usually completely exhausted. Not just physically, but emotionally some days as well. When I live in this mode of trying to do everything on my own, I find I become completely frustrated with the way I parent during the day. I find myself being short with the kids, irritated easily, anxious, and just not the person that I want to be. I want my new habit each morning to be asking Jesus for His supernatural strength to carry out my daily life. When I do ask the Lord to be present with me, I find myself able to be more like Him. Even the tasks that seem like they mean nothing, become something that I am doing for Him. I become more patient, loving, and not so focused on myself. And I believe that seeing this in my life, will hopefully help my kids to know I am not a perfect person, but I have a relationship with someone who is.
This is how I believe to live out this quote to the fullest. Realizing my limitations, and even in my daily life experiencing the supernatural power of Christ in my life. I may not have the power to do these things on my own, but when I ask for help, it is amazing to see the faithfulness of the Lord in my life. I want my life to be one that does not operate in the realm of “humanly possible” things. Even when it is just making lunch or changing a diaper. I want to see the supernatural each day of my life. That is where my faith begins.