Extraordinary victories never come from ordinary trials.  For so many people the idea of having an extraordinary victory is something all want to experience but nobody wants to be in that situation that requires that.  Oswald Chambers said  “All through history God has chosen and used nobodies, because their unusual dependence on Him made possible the unique displace of His power and grace.  He chose and used somebodies only when they renounced dependence on their natural abilities and resources.”  If I could add to this I would also say throughout history when the people of God were faced with extraordinary situations the extraordinary power of God was on full display and extraordinary victories were witnessed when we turned our faith towards Him.  In John 14:12 (NKJV) Jesus says -  “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in  Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father."  This very familiar verse has a very important word that can be very easily overlooked.  When Jesus said "he who believes IN me"  This word IN carries a meaning more than what we realize.  This word carries the idea of ones faith being “TOWARDS”.  Meaning that if our faith is towards the author of faith and not towards our ability or mans ability then the extraordinary can happen.  Think about this.  When Jesus walked on this earth He was an example on so many levels, and the first one, and maybe the most important, is how to rely upon God the Father, to have His faith towards God.  He could have drawn upon His deity, but He choose to walk as a human, relying upon the Father to equip Him and to do the extraordinary through Him.  We see Jesus as God, and we should, but He always walked on this earth as a human, experiencing what we experience.  He was constantly looking towards God.  He knew that in His flesh, He had to put His faith towards God and not towards anything else, especially if He was going to accomplish all that God had for Him.  The same holds true for us.  If we are going to accomplish what He has for us then our faith must be pointed towards Him, daily, continually.  Much love, Pastor Michael