Sometimes when I read the words of Jesus in the bible I am like “Dang Jesus, you expect me to do that?”
He has set the standards high for us believers and we have the challenge and the duty as followers to meet them. The first thought that came to me was, “this will be difficult.”
What I have come to realize now is another statement made by Paul in Galatians 5:16 is that we have to walk or “live” by the spirit so we don’t fulfill the lust of the flesh.
Jesus reminds us also that “The words I have spoken to you-they are full of the Spirit and life.” (John 6:63)
In order to follow these word with our lives we have to walk by the spirit. Are these things possible? Yes! If you walk by the spirit and because Jesus did! He declares that,
“I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!
John 14:12-14 NLT