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18 Jan -What do you See?

Proverbs 23:7 tells us, “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” In his heart, not his head or brain. So how do you think with the heart?

The language of the heart is not words, it’s pictures and images.

When God speaks it’s often through dreams and visions – pictures!

We also see this in Numbers 13:33 when the spies returned from the Promised Land. After seeing the giants the spies said, “and we were as grasshoppers in our own sight and so we were in their sight.”

Obviously that was not a physical thing, it was the way they saw themselves inside – in their hearts!

What image do you have on the inside?

I heard a story recently about a woman who came into a church service in a wheel chair. The Lord prompted the pastor to ask her if she had ever “seen” herself walking. She was shocked, “what do you mean?” she replied. “Well, close your eyes and start to see yourself getting out of your wheelchair and walking!” She looked at him as if he was stupid. “You have to see yourself out of that wheelchair before you will ever experience it!” he told her. “In fact,  if you start seeing yourself walking I believe it could happen quickly, as quickly as next Sunday!”

Next Sunday came around and the pastor watched her get out of the car and roll up in her wheelchair. As she approached him she started to cry and he wondered what was wrong. “You told me if I started seeing myself walking I could get out of this wheelchair by Sunday!” she said to him.

“Yes, I remember telling you that”, the pastor replied, still puzzled.

“Well,” she said, “I got out on Wednesday…look at this!” And with that she stepped out of the wheelchair and started to walk.

What you focus on powerfully determines what will develop in your life.

Whoever or whatever controls your imagination controls you.

God wants us to have a Godly imagination. That’s picturing things the Bible says are true. That’s why it is so important to meditate upon the Word of God and the promises of God every day.

There are many, many promises of God in the bible. In each promise, God pledges that something will (or will not) be done or given or come to pass. These are not flippant, casual promises such as we often make; these promises of God are rock-solid, unequivocal commitments made by God Himself. Because God is faithful, we can have full assurance that what God has pledged will he will be faithful to.

Here is just a few promises to encourage you today. Look up the scriptures, underline them in your bible, and write them down.

God promised salvation to all who believe in His Son (Romans 1:16–17).

God promised that all things work out for good for His children (Romans 8:28).

God promised comfort in our trials (2 Corinthians 1:3–4). He has a plan.

God promised new life in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17). Salvation is the beginning of a brand-new existence.

God promised every spiritual blessing in Christ (Ephesians 1:3).

God promised to finish the work He started in us (Philippians 1:6). God does nothing in half measures. He started the work in us, and He will be sure to complete it.

God promised peace when we pray (Philippians 4:6–7).

God promised to supply our needs (Matthew 6:33; Philippians 4:19).

Take hold of the promises in God’s word today. Focus your attention on all the good things He has planned for and promised you.

Prayer: Lord thank you for your promises and that your Word is truth. Help me to see as you see, and to picture and imagine those things the bible says are true today. In Jesus name. Amen

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