I’m listening to an interview done on Oasis Radio Network with Kerry Kirkwood about the power of imagination. It’s been so inspiring for me that I’m listening for the third time today. He has a book called The Power of Imagination. We can see beyond our circumstances through the power of faith.
We usually look at our problems and magnify them. God showed Kirkwood that he should magnify the solution, then the problem would shrink.
How do we magnify the solution? By magnifying the Lord, by exalting his name. Instead of magnifying the problem, let’s magnify the Lord. Let’s concentrate on his greatness and his power.
Oh, magnify the LORD with me,
And let us exalt His name together. (NKJV)
Come, let us tell of the LORD’s greatness;
let us exalt his name together. (NLT)
Glorify the LORD with me;
let us exalt his name together. (NIV)
If you are going through a difficult situation, instead of rehearsing the problem over and over, take the “Magnifier of Faith” and ask God to help you see the solution. That doesn’t mean that the problem will disappear or go away quickly. Sometimes it persists for a while, but your mindset will be totally different, and instead of complaining you will be praising.
Remember what we have seen in a previous blog about “what to do when you don’t know what to do.” You follow the example set by King Jehoshaphat, who prayed and praised.
PROBLEM + PRAYER & PRAISE = VICTORY.
That was my sermon last week, from 2 Chronicles 20. If we can really grasp this truth, it will be life-changing. Let’s magnify the Truth above the facts. Jesus is the TRUTH! In whatever situation, Jesus is Lord. Nothing is too difficult for him. Whatever miracle you need, TRUST him. Look through the magnifier of faith at the solution. The problem will shrink. You will stand in awe of God’s miracles.
This is not a magical wand. You have to Pray and Praise, and keep at it. Sometimes we have to Prevail for a long time in Prayer and Praise.
Be SPECIFIC! Pray specifically for the answer you’re looking for.
Pray with the SCRIPTURE! Find references in the Word of God that you can stand on. Remind the Lord of his mighty works in the past.
I’m sure I will be revisiting this subject because it’s very close to my heart. If my visions of spreading the lessons I write for teaching the Bible will be accomplished in different languages, and everything for FREE download on the Internet, I have to look through the magnifying glass of faith because I am only one.
I am only ONE, but I am ONE.
I cannot do everything, but I can do something.
What I can Do, I WILL DO, by the grace of God.
I am praying for volunteers. In fact, my Dad’s wife and I pray daily for this matter. Since the beginning of this year I have 20 volunteers, in three areas: (1) writing, translation, lay-out, art; (2) prayer; (3) finances. Maybe God will call you to be another volunteer. This is an amazing work for the Lord, something that I could not have thought of in my wildest imagination. It is from the heart of God and I get to be a part of it.