The Covenant Alternative

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Day 1: God is Not Limited by What Limits Us. 


According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, “A woman’s peak reproductive years are between the late teens and late 20s. At age 30, fertility (the ability to get pregnant) starts to decline. This decline becomes more rapid once you reach your mid-30s. By age 45 years, fertility has declined so much that getting pregnant naturally is unlikely for most women.” In the case of Sarah, this medical fact does not apply.


It defies any medical logic or reasoning that at the age of ninety, Sarah could carry a pregnancy to full term. It's a complete contrast to any medical possibility. However, we serve a God who is not limited by what limits us. He is not constrained by what constrains us. He’s not bound by human set rules or principles. He operates in transcendence. 


There will be times when logic, reasoning, intellect, and rational thinking will fail, moments when natural laws are suspended or overridden for God’s supernatural act. Peter walking on water defies Archimedes’ law of flotation, Jesus feeding a crowd of more than five thousand with five loaves and two fishes defies any economic principles, and Jonah staying alive in the belly of a fish contradicts what we know about survival. 


Don’t put God in a box. Common sense cannot explain His ways. To experience God’s supernatural acts, we need to be flexible and obedient to His instructions, even when it doesn’t make sense. 




Don’t write off your dream, yet. 


You can still write that book.  


You can still get that promotion. 


You can still buy that house.


You can still buy that car. 


You can still get married. 


You can still be healed.


You can still start that business.


You can still get that degree.


No matter what that dream is, don't write it off. Keep your hope alive. Remember what Luke 1:37 NKJV says: "For with God nothing will be impossible.” You may not see the resources you need yet, but God won’t put a dream in your heart if He won’t provide for it. 


Whose injunction have you believed? Whose verdict have you accepted as ultimate? No one has a final say about your life, career, challenges, marriage, finances, and destiny except God. 


Don’t settle for good enough. Don’t get comfortable with just getting by.