Pastor Starla Leno
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You because he trusts in You. Isaiah 26: 3, English Standard Version
I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe!
Ephesians 1: 17-19, New International Version
My God, I turn my imagination toward you. Fix the eyes of my heart upon you alone. Give to me a special promise from your Word so that I may dwell upon it and find the riches of the inheritance you have granted me for this very day. May I find your incomparably great power working in my life today. Amen.
Time for Reflection.
“The eyes of our heart” represents our imagination. Paul prayed that the Ephesians might be enabled to see the richness of God’s provision for them not only for eternity but also for the present.
Choose a passage of Scripture that is rich in metaphor and promise, such as Psalm 23, John 10 or similar passages. Take time to dwell on the scenes, imagining them and imagining you within them. Then thank the Lord for the truth of his Word and the provision he has made for you today. Hold onto this promise throughout your day.
Take the Challenge.
A wonderful way to recast our imaginations is through song. Try singing a hymn such as Moment by Moment (Hymn 507 in your SDA Hymnal or here at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuD7PKb3km4 or listen to “We Shall Behold Him” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZ3H3lg9NZM or “I Can Only Imagine” here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_lrrq_opng and let your mind imagine!
Post a picture of something that stirs your imagination today on your favorite social media with #imagination #weareazurehills.
How do you #WeAreAzureHills?
Join our Azure Hills church community as we #WeAreAzureHills together – celebrating God’s presence in our everyday moments. We invite you to share these moments, especially when we cannot share them together in person.
What is #WeAreAzureHills?
This is a daily scripture, prayer, challenge, reflection question, and photo challenge that will join us together as a faith community, as we are intentional about our connection with one another during these season.
#WeAreAzureHills Photo Challenge
We want to invite you to share this journey with your faith community and use each day’s theme to inspire a daily photo. Post each day on your favorite social media site with the theme and #WeAreAzureHills so we can all be inspired together.