Is there a vision or an idea that keeps coming back to you time and again?
Does it seem crazy?
Does it seem impossible?
Does it just seem unlike you?
Before you discard it, what if that idea is from God?
God is the ultimate source of ideas. Every fiber of His being and doing displays His creativity; and as we are made in His image, creativity should lay inherent within us. 1 Corinthians 2:16b says: “We have the mind of Christ”. Therefore no child of His can say that he is lacking in the ‘Ideas Department’.
I have had many ideas and one of them was this blog page. At first, I was contemplating it to be a journal for myself. My journey, what I learn along the way and remembrances of the important times in my life that I knew God was working in me and others. As I started documenting my studies and other thoughts on what I read on other blogs and devotional book I kept feeling the ‘nudge’ to ‘publish’.
You can’t, but God can
“Faith is what pleases God” Heb 11:6
I converse a lot online with many friends and my sons’ friends. In this day and age communication on social networks has become the norm. I really wanted to reach them and others that may relate to our history. Give them hope and support. So this thought just kept coming into my mind that this would be away for me to do just that.
Good idea versus God idea
You don’t have to look to the world for inspiration, ask God!
Mark 12:30 says, “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength” (NLT).
Faith isn't just a belief; it’s a way of life. Living by faith as we follow God requires us to make decisions that seem risky. And there are no guarantees, except that God is trustworthy.
God is challenging me to grow. I know of several specific ways God has wanted me to act in faith, but I have been reluctant to try—or to trust.
At the same time, I’m sure God is challenging you to grow in some way. Think about the areas in which God has encouraged you to step out in faith.
Maybe you suppressed the idea, thinking it was crazy or too risky.
God’s growth opportunities don’t easily go away, though, God is nudging you forward.
Once you have a specific thing in mind, pray about it this week. Ask God to show you what to do or how to do it. If you are willing to step out in faith and obedience, you will find freedom and fulfillment.
Let me know what act of faith God is encouraging you to take. I will pray for you.
Let me know after and we’ll celebrate
Let’s make this a year of faith an adventure as we follow God.
He is my strength in my weakness
Hearing the laughter outside
Cool fan blowing when it’s so very hot this week
Rain, rain and rain that was much needed
Support from strangers becoming new friends
Long walks in nature
Michael doing well in his new Job
Ability to go to work
Food in the cupboards
arm, legs, fingers, toes
Night stars and Moon
Bibles to share
New encouraging books to read