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FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY – Imagine

Five Minute Friday – Imagine

Imagine

Picture is courtesy of Bill Weaver.

This picture of a columbine and other pictures can be found on Bill Weaver Flickr.

On Fridays I link to Lisa Jo Baker and take only 5 minute to write a post. Great for making me to sit and write with total freedom. Here goes:

IMAGINE

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us” (Ephesians 3:20, NIV)

This Scripture from Ephesians has become a very powerful Scripture in my life. There are so many times that I say to myself, “I can’t do this”. But then I remember that I am not doing it – He is. Whenever I feel like I won’t have an idea in my head – He does. Whenever I feel I can’t learn another social media task; a self-hosted plugin; a marketing tool, I remember that if God wants me to know this He will show me the way.

I can imagine and dream all that I want. If what I am dreaming is in God’s will then all will come true.

I see my imagination growing as I continue to try new art projects, as I look around me at nature and as I look at all that God is doing around me. Imagine that! God is at work in our world. We only need to look for it.

Tadeo Turtle was a dream that became a reality. I speak about how Tadeo came to be on an interview at Christian Homeschool Moms.

God wants us to dream dreams; to seek beyond ourselves; to reach out and try things that others say might be impossible. Because God is the God of the impossible.

Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God (Luke 18:27, NIV).

I challenge anyone who has a dream – to dream big and ask God into your dreams.

What dreams do you have? Please comment and I will pray for your dreams.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Blessings,

Janis

Linking in with Lisa-Jo Baker and Five Minute Fridays.

1. Write for 5 minutes flat for pure unedited love of the written word.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in {you can grab the button code in my blog footer}
3. Go leave some comment props for the five minute artist who linked up before you {and if you love us, consider turning off word verification for the day to make it easier for folks to say howdy}

It’s a great way to catch your breath at the end of a long week.

 

ARE MY PRAYERS TOO SMALL?

Are My Prayers Too Small?

by Janis Cox

Prayer

Are Your Prayers too Small?

I am learning much through Henry Blackaby’s study called Experiencing God.

This week, lesson 7, involved a crisis of belief.

Henry made sure to explain that this is not a crisis (which we can have as well) but a crisis of belief when God has put something on our hearts that we don’t think we can do.

“When God speaks, it will create a crisis of belief. ”

“One word from God has the potential of an open-ended experience with God” (Henry Blackaby).” Tweet this.

And so what are we to do? When we reach the stage of hearing from God and know what He is saying, what happens? We either do it or we don’t – simple.

“The smallest encounter with God has incredible dimensions to it” (Henry Blackaby).

Oh Oh… You mean it is God-sized? I can’t do it myself?

Yes that is exactly what happens. I see it this way:

      • you have a dream, an idea from God
      • you pray about it
      • God gives you the answer – yes do it
      • and you say, “What? Me, God?”

This is called a crisis of belief.

Now here was the best part.

Pray again. And again.

“Most Christians are just one prayer away from God doing a mighty work” (Henry Blackaby). Tweet this.

Our thinking is too small. The task seems impossible.

We do have to remember that all things are
possible with God.
Tweet this.

Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God” (Luke 18:27, NIV)

I found 3 other references to this, Matthew 19:26; Mark10:27; Hebrews 11:6.

God will always excite with what’s impossible (without Him). The key is to obey. When we don’t believe and obey then the activity of God is shut down.

What has God laid on your heart? Does it seem impossible? Then you are in a crisis of belief. Pray and pray again.

Prayer:

I know I am in a crisis of belief. But I also know that You are God – an amazing, awesome God, who can do the impossible. So I am ready for You – I believe and will obey. In Jesus’ name. AMEN

I would love you to share your dreams/crises of belief – either in the comment section or directly to Under the Cover of Prayer.

Here is a great praise song by Hillsong – All Things are Possible

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Janis Cox

Janis Cox - Author and Illustrator

Janis, a former school teacher and small business owner, found a new passion in writing in her retirement. She has published two devotionals and a number of articles for magazines and a Bible study. She is owner of Under the Cover of Prayer and moderates the site. Jan has completed a children’s book called Tadeo Turtle. She is the watercolour illustrator. Word Alive has published Tadeo Turtle. See more information at Jan’s Website.