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Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; 
Truth isn't. (Mark Twain)

Truth isn't limited to the possible - it transcends it. So many of us focus on what we see as 'possible' rather than looking toward what may seem a little impossible to us. We limit ourselves by the 'belief' that we are 'limited' to what is possible - based upon our talents, status, upbringing, or training. I never knew riding a two-wheeler would be so hard, but after a few falls and a whole lot of wobbly attempts, I was able to realize the 'impossible'. That one 'skill' allowed me to be 'mobile' like I never could be just on foot. If I had of looked at that old Schwinn two-wheeler and my brother's assistance as though they were going to harm me, I never would have got up on that thing. Sometimes we have to put aside our 'belief' that something is impossible if we are ever to move beyond into the possible.

Learn the truth and never reject it. Get wisdom, self-control, and understanding. (Proverbs 23:23)

One of the greatest things we can do is push beyond our lack of understanding - God's answers await those who are willing to seek truth. Learn truth and never reject it - why? Truth will never limit us as much as our own understanding. If we limit ourselves to what we understand, we are saying we only count on what is possible. As we enter into a relationship with God, we are actually moving into the impossible - because none of us actually deserves to enter into his presence. We enter in because the way has been opened through the life, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus - the impossible became the possible. As we seek God's wisdom, we may just be surprised by what we call the impossible becoming the possible in our lives.

Love and truth bring forgiveness of sin. By respecting the Lord you will avoid evil. (Proverbs 16:6)

Love and truth - together they bring grace - the forgiveness of our sin. Not only forgiveness, but 'release' from a debt we could never repay. If God could extend grace to the undeserving sinner, what makes us think he could not open doors that we see no way of opening? Truth has to be embraced - we have to enter into it fully. It is by embracing truth and his love that we begin to step out of the impossible and into the possible. I never thought I could resist evil in my life - sin came naturally to me. In being embraced by truth, allowing truth to embrace me fully, I am able to move beyond my sinfulness and walk in his grace. How about you? Just askin...


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