Faith is simply seeing what God sees. It’s choosing God’s way, even when things look differently in the natural. When you set your thoughts on higher things, you are looking at life through your eyes of faith and seeing what God sees. For example, you may have a financial need today, but when you look higher, you see God’s promise to supply all your needs according to His riches in glory. You may have sickness in your body today, but when you look higher, you see that Jesus paid for your sickness and diseases. You may feel lonely today, but when you look higher, you see that God has promised to never leave you nor forsake you. As you study the Word of God, you are setting your thoughts on higher things. As you set your thoughts on higher things, your faith will become stronger, and you will begin to see those things become reality in your life. You’ll see God’s hand of blessing, and you will live the abundant life He has prepared for you.
Isaiah 14:27 says, “The LORD of hosts has purposed, and who will annul it?” (ESV)
God’s plan for your life can’t be stopped by a bad break, someone leaving you, an injustice or a mistake. It’s easy to think that because we aren’t where we want to be in life, or we’ve made poor decisions or faced unfortunate setbacks that God’s plans for our life are over. Nothing you have done or haven’t done can cancel you from your destiny as long as you keep God first place and continually seek Him. When you don’t see a way, God can make a way. When it looks like it’s over, God has the final say.
God wants to help you in life. Not just in the big things, but in every detail. He wants to help you when you’re cooking dinner or driving in traffic. He wants to help you with your schoolwork, help you be more productive at the office, even help you find what you’re looking for when you’re at the store.
The key is that God will only be involved as much as you allow Him to be. Don’t just invite Him into your day on Sunday. Don’t just ask Him about the big things. Learn to hear His voice in the little things. He is big enough to handle every single detail.
Scripture says, “Acknowledge God in all of your ways.” Not some of your ways. Not just the big things—in all things. If you’ll start acknowledging God in all of your ways, He will crown your efforts with success.
Our God is so loving, so merciful, so faithful. Even when we become too discouraged to believe, God does not forget what He promised. Maybe you feel discouraged today. Maybe your life hasn’t turned out the way you had hoped. Maybe you prayed, believed and worked hard, and it didn’t work out. Now you’re thinking, “Hey, I’m never going to be happy again. I’ll never be married. I’ll never accomplish my dreams.”
Remember today, not only does God remember you, He remembers the promise He placed within you. He knows what He’s destined you to do. You may have already said, “Forget it; it’s never going to happen.” The good news is that you don’t have the final say. God has the final say, and He says, “What I started in your life, I’m going to finish.” That dream you gave up on, God didn’t give up on. He remembers you, and He is with you, leading you and guiding you to the place of victory.
Fantasy Photography by Manuel Archain
Manuel Archain was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1983.
He started his studies when he was 5, sculpture, drawing and painting at his mother’s studio, the artist Silvina Viaggio.
At the age of 13 he ads to his drawing studies a comic background, studying with Carlos Pedrazzini.
At the same time he starts his work as a photographer in a practical way, working with different professionals, from here he evolves in his art achieving a personal style.
At age of 17 he started to work on commercials, movies and video clips in the art department and as a photographer.
Has been assistant photographer of Peter Rad, Blinkk, Samuel Bayer, Tony Kaye, Marc Trautmann, Michael Haussman.
Since 2004 he works as a professional photographer for advertising and cinema.
He has work with client as: Swisscom, Absolut, Sony Ericsson, Kraft, Universal Music, Convene Magazine, BA Insider Magazine.
His personal work is been shown around the world, Buenos Aires (Argentina), Bogota (Colombia), Barcelona (Spain),
Paris (France), Miami (USA), Lima (Peru), San Juan (Puerto Rico), Santiago de Chile (Chile). (via)