Posts Tagged ‘Imagination’
Why is it so easy to keep my house clean, neat and organized? Well, it’s not! So I play a little game cleverly named the “Why?” game. When I see things in my Life that I’d like to change, I just state it in the form of a “Why?” question and then I sit back and wait for God to give me all the answers.
Used to do it all the time before I even knew the power of my thoughts and words.
Why is that person such an idiot? Presto! God would answer me with a long list of reasons.
Why does my team always lose? ditto. long list of fumbles, mistakes, etc…
Why does that FB friend drop the “F” bomb so much… here comes the avalanche…
So here’s my list of positive “Why’s”? for today.
1. Why is it so easy to practice what I preach?
2. Why is my family so wonderful in every way?
3. Why is this planet getting better and better with age?
4. Why is it so easy to LOVE others… all others?
5. Why is Homeschooling so exciting and easy and fulfilling- all the time?
6. Why do I always know when to stop talking? and then actually stop?
7. Why do I have more than enough time in my day to do everything I need and want to do?
8. Why are there so many wonderful surprises greeting me around every corner today?
9. Why do I have such an abiding attitude of gratitude?
10. Why am I so infinitely blessed?
Why are you even reading this? Bet you’re infinitely blessed too! Don’t feel it? Just ask. Sit back. Wait. Careful not to trip over the answers.
Sometime back, a dear friend was going through a difficult time. I told her I would pray for her and she replied, “Just see me on the other side of this.” No, she didn’t mean in the after-life! She wanted me to see her happy and well on the “Other Side” of the issue. Didn’t Jesus do this when he encountered the paralytic (Mark 2:11) and told him to pick up his mat and go home. If that’s not seeing the “Other Side of Paralyzed” I don’t know what is!
The other day I felt extremely ill in church, as if I’d pass out and cause one of those embarrassing scenes where the congregation focuses on the medical drama instead of the service. My husband went to get the car and my ten-year old leaned over to ask if I was okay. “Just say a little prayer,” I asked, as I sat there saying my own… affirming my body’s ability to heal itself- and thanking God for that cellular wisdom!
On the ride home I started feeling better and my daughter shared the context of her prayer. “Mama, I just saw you dancing Hip-Hop with me in the den.” (We had just recently started an exercise dance program on TV). Wow, I was so thrilled to hear that she was learning how to leave all the worry and negative thoughts out of her prayer for me and just visualize me on the “other side” of my illness.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful for Japan (and any hurting nation, friend or family member) if we could only see them on the “other side” of this tsunami and its aftermath. Jesus says “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.” (John 20:29) This is true from the smallest of issues to global events. From micro to macro. If we only use our powerful imagination to see the beautiful Japanese people in our minds’ eyes- smiling, laughing, dancing. And our prayers and thoughts for these people should be free from worry since “worrying is essentially using your imagination to create unwanted things”- a recent quote from Abraham. Imagine a dance-a-thon of these lovely people crowded at the top of magnificent Mount Fuji doing Hip-Hop.
So, if you follow news reports about Japan’s (any nation, any chronic issue…) current state of well-being and that affects your ability to see them on the “Other Side”, then do them a huge, healthy favor and Go Inside… your imagination, of course!