I imagine most people have their own vision of what God and Jesus look like. What you see when you close your eyes to pray, whether they’re sitting right in the room with you or far away. How I see God changes depending on what I’m doing. Often I envision Him as a giant sitting on His giant throne with Jesus, also a giant, sitting on a throne to His right. God is sitting relaxed with his arms resting on the arms of the throne. Jesus is leaning forward in His throne as if He’s looking down upon us.
Occasionally Jesus looks over at God and rolls His eyes. I imagine this to be happening when I’m too wrapped up in my own thoughts and feelings and I’ve missed out on opportunities and open doors. Like when I get a great idea that gets me pumped and excited, but after I’ve researched and thought about it I decide that it will take too much work or it’s something I can never do. Or when I think about where I want to be in a certain point in my life, but I make now moves to get there. At these moments I can see God responding to Jesus’s eye roll with a pointed look as if to say “see why I couldn’t take that cup from you”. They need You.
I know why I see Them this way during these times, even when I’m praying for this or for that, I know God is waiting on me. Waiting on me to move and do and pursue and produce. At the end of this post there is a video, it’s a sermon preached by Bishop T.D. Jakes called Don’t Just Say It, Do It. If you are struggling to get going in any areas of your life or just struggling with believing that God is for you, no matter what mistakes you’ve made, I recommend watching it.
God cannot bless dreams or ideas that are stuck in your head.
In his message, Bishop Jakes using the scripture Daniel 11:32 “Those who do wickedly against the covenant he shall corrupt with flattery; but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits”. He focuses on
Knowing, Being, Doing
Knowing God will teach us how to be and when we know who God is and who we are in him, we can do greats things with confidence.
The sermon is long, but worth it. Let me know if his message resonates with you.