Anything is possible with God
“Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for
someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”
With God all things are Possible
Have you ever heard this verse?
All the time right. Anytime you start to think about money this verse comes up.
So many times we forget to read the next verses that follow this one.
‘Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?” Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I tell you, it is hard for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven. ‘ Matthew 19:23-26
What is Jesus saying here?
To me, he is saying that no person can buy their way into heaven. There is nothing that money can do to get you into the good Lord’s kingdom.
Also that neither is possible unless you have God.
Can you imagine a camel going through the eye of a needle? Can you imagine someone who was blind from birth being able to see? Can you imagine creating the heavens and earth? Can you imagine serving God for eternity, never losing your temper again, never getting angry?
I can. It’s all because I know that God does everything for a reason. He knows what I need before I ever ask for it. I trust that he is there for me with every step that I take. Even when I’m scared to death to take that step.
You see God can make anything happen.
If you have God in your heart there is no reason why you can’t succeed at everything you do.
The other thing that I want to bring up here is that these verses it doesn’t associate money or financial wealth with richness.
Rich could be rich in health, or rich in love, or rich in-land, or rich in family. Rich doesn’t have to be $$$.
Tony Robbins says, “Any who says money can’t buy happiness has never given enough away!”
The truth is that a camel could never fit through the eye of a needle, and a rich person struggles to get into heaven.
Both are completely possible with God!
The next time someone tells you that you don’t want to be rich because of this verse, look them straight in the eye and tell them, “All things are possible with God!
Lord, we come to you today knowing that we are RICH. We are RICH in our health, RICH in our relationships, RICH in love, RICH in $$, RICH in faith. And we are not ashamed of our richness. We know that all things are possible as long as we have you in our life. God, we also know that if we ask, you will give us anything that we need, and we need you. Today we want to take a few moments to thank you for all of our riches, thank you for everything that you have blessed us with. All of our RICHES! We pray that you help us to love others as we love you. Thank you
Will you pray with us?
Mankind throughout the world throughout our current situation
All Law enforcement and emergency response personnel
For all military personal serving our country and their families
Those in Leadership positions throughout the world
Lord, today we come to you with HAPPY hearts. We are so grateful that you give us the opportunity to change the lives of those around us. We are grateful that you give us the wisdom to change our lives and the lives of those around us. And you make it so simple. We can do it with a single smile. God today I would ask that you help us to smile more. The next time we see someone down, help us to smile for them. The next time we are down, help us to remember that you gave us the best gift ever. The ability to know you, your son, and the holy spirit. God, we are so grateful for everything you give us.
We ask all these things in your Precious Son's Name
A Little More
The other day I got a call from one of our clients.
I love talking to our clients so I always smile when I answer the phone.
“Hey Dan, one of my drivers is pulled over and they are saying that our permit doesn’t cover what we weigh. Isn’t that why we hire your team to make sure that these things don’t happen!”
My smile immediately vanished.
I was shocked because my team is amazing. and it’s not like them to miss something like 20,000 lbs on a permit.
So, I asked him, “Who have you been working with, and who was the one who called our team to get the permit?”
To get to the bottom of the problem I needed the details.
They gave me the details.
My next call was to my team. Then after I got the details I got them started on getting new permits to get the problem fixed. I’m a solutions guy, not an excuses guy.
But I NEED to know the real reason why it happened so that we can fix the issue.
My next call was to the driver so that I could see exactly what happened.
I knew he was going to be upset. He was pulled over and they were going to give him a HUGE ticket. I wouldn’t be happy either.
I made sure not to smile when I made the call. I had a serious look on my face. As we chatted I learned that he was the person who gave his weight to our team. I asked where he got the weights from and how in the world they were off by over 20K lbs!
That’s when he told me that he might have gotten the wrong scale ticket from the weigh station where he originally weighed.
Immediately my heart leapt with joy, this is NOT our fault!
Now to get the problem resolved and get this driver back on the road was my only goal. I was not going to assign blame or make anyone feel bad.
Hey, we all make mistakes. I do it multiple times every single day.
The owner of the company shot me a text. I'm getting permits from the big guys. They won’t make these mistakes that cost me time and $$$$$.
No problem. Let me know if you need anything. We are here to help.
After they called the “BIG Guys” they called me about 30 minutes later.
Hey, we can’t get an Idaho permit until Monday. It’s Friday night. And we need to drop this load off tomorrow afternoon.
I told him that I would NOT make any promises.
But my team went to work!
We got the permits that the “BIG Guys” couldn’t get.
My team had the Idaho permit in less than 20 minutes. For the right weight this time.
Here’s the point of all this.
When things don’t go right, smile. I have taught my whole team this.
That right there is how we got the permits. They smiled as they worked and it didn’t take any time at all.
Ok, there might be a little knowledge that went into this too. Lol
Next time you need anything DOT, don’t call the “Big Guys” , call the team who can get it done!