“…now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.” (Genesis 11:6 KJV)
In the Old Testament, the people were trying to build a tower to the heavens. The scripture says, “Nothing they imagined was impossible to them.” Their imagination was so powerful that God had to send confusion to keep them from accomplishing something for the wrong purpose.
That same principle is true today. If we can get our imagination working for the right purpose, if we will let God paint a new picture on the canvas of our heart and see ourselves as He sees us – strong, healthy, victorious – then we can rise higher and accomplish everything He’s put in our heart. It may look impossible, but if you can imagine it, if you can see it through your eyes of faith, God is saying, “Nothing will be impossible to you.” That means you can overcome addictions by forming a new image on the inside. You can break generational curses by creating the right pictures in your imagination. You can go further than you ever thought possible if you’ll keep the right vision in front of you!
Jesus is our good shepherd who watches over and delivers us even when we walk—not by His leading—into the valley of the shadow of death. In that valley, He is still with us to protect and deliver us from the evil one with His rod and staff (see Ps 23:4). Jesus will never forsake you, especially when you need Him most. He will protect you, deliver you from death and bring you safely through every season of darkness!
A father is not necessarily supposed to make life easy for you. Some of you think that a good father is one who is supposed to shower you with whatever you want. That’s the worse type of father you can have. Look at the way God nurtured Jesus. He allowed him to be tested by Satan. Which one of you fathers, knowingly, would lay on your children a test to prove your child’s acceptance of your discipline and training? Most fathers don’t think like that, but where Jesus is concerned, God thought like that.