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February 6, 2019

 

My friend, may I ask you a question? Are things only impossible when we don’t envision the possibilities that lie beyond them? How often do you and I, faced with the seemingly impossible, back down without even considering that anything and everything is always worth a try?

 

My friend, life's a story, welcome to This Passing Day. I'm Mark Brunner.

 

 

 

Vision. When we are able to see past the roadblocks, hazards and detours that so often interrupt life’s journey, it’s said that we are visionary. If we possess vision, the ability to see what others might be missing for lack of focus, there is very little in this world that dwells beyond our grasp. Vision, it is said, is being able to see things that are invisible. In other words, that which along the path of life has not as yet happened becomes known, simply because we’re able to envision what must be at the end of that path. We see beyond that which is not yet seen. People who have mastered the ability to do this, seeing beyond that which is strictly visible, are people who are most often able and, more importantly, willing to conquer the impossible. 

 

Are things only impossible when we don’t envision the possibilities that lie beyond them? How often do you and I, faced with the seemingly impossible, back down without even considering that anything and everything is always worth a try?

 

Here’s a story. Years ago new engineers in the Lamp Division of General Electric were assigned, as a joke, the impossible task of frosting light bulbs on the inside. None of the engineers took the assignment seriously since frosting a bulb on the inside was not a possibility by engineering standards. Eventually, however, an undaunted newcomer named Marvin Pipkin not only found a way to frost bulbs on the inside but developed an etching acid that gave minutely rounded pits instead of sharp depressions. This materially strengthened each bulb. The bulb was a tremendous success and revolutionized the light bulb industry. What seemed impossible on the surface, proved possible when Pipkin was able to see below the surface. Fortunately, no one had told him it couldn’t be done, so he did it. (Bits & Pieces, December, 1989, p. 20-21.) 

 

How do we find the ability to see below the surface of things? Does each of us have the ability to envision the possibilities that lie beyond the impossibilities? In fact, God has given you and I just that power, the ability to envision the outcome even before we understand the process that will take us beyond the roadblocks, hazards and detours. The tool He grants is very simple and even the simplest of persons can use it. It’s called prayer. When we are faced with an impossible task, one that looms over us threatening and full of doom, the first thing we ought not to lose is hope. In our hope that God will de- liver even that which seems impossible, He urges us to turn to prayer and not be afraid to ask of Him that which might seem, on the surface, impossible. God has defeated entire armies with but a touch of His finger. Here is a resource that no Christian ought to ignore or despise. Seeing the possibilities beyond the impossibilities awaits us if only we know where to find the power. Thus armed, much that is invisible may quickly become visible in your life. 

 

We pray. Heavenly Father. Lord, you are faithful in all things. Your promises endure forever, and there is no limit to your miracles. In your hands all things are possible. You are the one who conquered death and made a place for us in heaven. May we never cease to sing your praise. May we never cease to strive, to year, to dream. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.

 

Therefore my friend, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry for itself; each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matt 6:34) This Passing Day. May this passing day honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and be a blessing to you and everyone you meet. Find a stranger and say hello. Don't let another day pass without your day blessing someone else.

 

If you have a special prayer request, please send your request to ”This Passing Day!” 

 

<markcbrunner@thispassingday.com> From Beech Springs, God bless you for Jesus sake.

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