A Song about the Omnipotence of God

Recently, I’ve been writing a talk for an upcoming Via de Cristo weekend. The title of the talk is piety, or the process of learning to direct our entire live toward God. We can be comfortable doing this because, as the Bible tells us, “Nothing is impossible with God.” Luke 1:37. That doesn’t mean we’ll always get our way, but it does mean that God is omnipotent, He will work everything out in accordance with His Will, and it will be good.

As you listen to this song, resolve to surrender and allow God to control your life. He’s full of wonderful surprises!

For more Christian songs see:

The Wondrous Cross

One Final Song for the Road

God is Bigger

Nothing is Impossible

In pondering yesterday’s post, I started looking for songs on the theme that “nothing is impossible with God” and found this one by John Michael Talbot (born in 1954).  Talbot is an American Roman Catholic musician, author, and founder of a monastic community known as the Brothers and Sisters of Charity.  This simple,  haunting melody which he has written reminds us that like Mary, we can rest in the knowledge that things that seem impossible to us are possible for God.  With all the fear and uncertainty stemming from the coronavirus, it is a good time to remember this.


What Is Your Work?

George Body (1840–1911) was an English canon of Durham.  I came across this quote in my devotional reading and really liked it, because it reminded me of the story of the little boy with his loaves and fishes, as well as Mary’s response to the angel who told her of her pregnancy.  Nothing is impossible when we turn our gifts and our lives over to God.

“Say not you cannot gladden, elevate, and set free;  that you have nothing of the grace of influence;  that all you have to give is at the most only common bread and water.  Give yourself to your Lord for the service of men with what you have.  Cannot He change water into wine?  Cannot He make stammering words to be instinct with saving power?  Cannot He change trembling efforts to help into deeds of strength?  Cannot He still, as of old, enable you in all your personal poverty ‘to make many rich?’  God has need of thee for the service of thy fellow men.  He has a work for thee to do.  To find out what it is, and then to do it, is at once thy supremist duty and thy highest wisdom.  ‘Whatsoever He saith unto you, do it.'”

Fanning the Flame #12

As I reviewed my Via de Cristo talk on Environment, I began to see what our Fanning the Flame project is really all about.  Our team has been called together to change our environment, and just as we are told in the talk, that change must start with us.

First and foremost, we are learning to be more prayerful people; to rely upon God and look for His leading.  We are discovering our spiritual gifts and how we can use them to help others, in our church and in our community.  We are being taught how to become better planners and to work with a goal in mind – the goal of bringing Christ into the lives of those around us.

None of this is easy.  It means changing old habits and stepping out of our comfort zones.  There are not many of us; most of us are not young; all of us have other responsibilities.  It is a daunting responsibility.  However, we have one big thing going for us, and that is the most important thing of all.  As long as we are seeking to God’s will, He is on our side.

As the apostle Paul says in Romans 8:31b-32:

“If God is for us, who can be against us?  He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?”

And as the angel told Mary,

“For nothing will be impossible with God.”  Luke 1:37

I ask our readers to continue in prayer for us, and our church.  May we follow God’s leading and be molded in accordance with His will for us.