18 Open my eyes, that I may see, wondrous things from Your law.
Today’s Inspiration: Blessed is the one whose eyes are opened to see the wondrous things from the Law. Psalm 119:18. How sweet are His words to your taste sweeter than honey to your mouth. V103.
Faith is non-negotiable for Christians. Without faith it is impossible to please God. Hebrews 11:6. If there is no faith, nothing happens. Jesus could not do much in Nazareth because of unbelief. Matthew 13:58. Don’t hang around people who lack faith. Faith is contagious. When your faith is challenged, you are heading for defeat. It’s better to hang around people with faith.
Do not allow your imagination to grow wild. God often works through our imaginations. Therefore, our imaginations sometimes overpower our will power. When we are faced with storms of life, we should not allow our thoughts to be bombarded with onslaught of doubts and hopeless thinking or we will block His ability to help us overcome. The Psalmist in Psalm 73:7 wrote that our callous heart could invite iniquities and evil imaginations have no limits. People tend to pursue their imaginations because they look at the perspective of five senses rather than by spiritual understanding. Those who pursue their imaginations are obstinate people and one who wants the easy way out of trouble. Isa 65:2. Look at Adam and Eve. Imagination can be used for good and evil. They allow Satan to become part of their thinking process which filled their imagination. Eve was enticed to look at the forbidden fruit and allow her mind to rationalize her decision so she ate and persuaded Adam to eat without thinking of consequences. Genesis 3:6. Because of their sin, they develop self image of fallen people and their hope for the future becomes bleak causing them to fear.
Therefore don’t underestimate the power of imagination especially when you are faced with turbulences of storms of life like critical illness or financial lack. Statistics have shown that many people became critically ill because they fall prey to their imagination that caused them to fear. Job 3:25. Imagination is a land mine you should avoid. God be praised.
Prayer: Lord I am frail and weak. Help my will power to overpower my imagination. Let me be mindful of what comes to my mind. In Jesus’ name, amen.