Prayer is our infinite, not-fully-developed resource to invade impossibilities. Potential is waiting to be unleashed. Is there anything more creative?
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Is something sick or dead in your world? A relationship. Personal finances. A business. Well-being. A cause or mission you care about.
Peter, moving in the very life and methods of Jesus, shows us 3 key Kingdom dynamics in seeing someone (or something) raised to new life …
In the past several years, I’ve been intrigued and energized by a growing understanding about this:
There is much more of an interplay, a dance, between heaven and earth than we may have known.
Have we undervalued our place, our role, in the Grand Scheme of Things?
The Annunciation is a painting by 19th century American artist Henry Tanner … the angel Gabriel reveals to Mary the stunningly disruptive news which will transform humanity, the earth, and even the cosmos:
God’s Son will descend into time and space through her person.
Most paintings of Mary and the angel Gabriel are idealistic. Tanner’s realistic style is the exception rather than the norm, communicating the earthiness, humility, and real-world aspect of the incarnation … “I will preach with my brush.”
The Christ-coming has altered all things now and forever.
In this light, what may heaven want to announce to you? All bets are off.
What do we do when we’re in a storm?
Especially when it seems like God is not responding to our SOS?
Is it a gift we cannot see? Is Jesus giving us an opportunity to step up?
“Why are you so timid? How is it that you have no faith” (Jesus after quieting the storm, Mark 4:40 NASB)?
Phil Pringle, a pastor in Sydney, Australia, says the storm is an opportunity for us to be awakened – becoming more than we’ve been, discovering and using the authority we’ve been given.
Could it be that we need to rise up and “address” our situation?
Do not give me ready money now; give a cheque book, and let me draw what I like. That is what God does with the believer. He does not immediately transfer his inheritance to him, but lets him draw what he needs out of the riches of His fulness in Christ Jesus.
Christopher Columbus was an alternative to the status quo: he was an over-the-horizon thinker.
He thought beyond what was seen, believing when most could not. Others simply did not think in the same way. Maybe some, for whatever reasons, just refused to think and believe at a higher level.
Ever have a challenge or opportunity before you that feels overwhelming? Of course. We all have. Over-the-horizon perspective can get you beyond it.