Have you seen The Gateway? It’s a new innovation and discovery center in the Alberta City suburb of Tuscaloosa. I’ve read an article about it and hope to visit one day.
Its large interactive discovery wall and massive digital library are a couple of reasons why I’d like to go there.
Like its name suggests, entering its doors opens up limitless possibilities. Via technology, The Gateway is able to connect you to whatever you can imagine.
In some ways this reminds me of the Holy Spirit, who is God.
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us” Ephesians 3:20
I love this verse. You know, I have a vivid imagination and to think that God can do a whole lot more than I can ask or imagine is really saying something. I believe people who regularly operate in the gift of speaking in tongues pass through a gateway into a world of possibilities.
With the Holy Spirit as our helper, how can we lose?
He helps us connect to the Father, so we have a direct spirit to Spirit connection. He helps us pray in perfect agreement with the Father’s will, because the prayer bypasses the mind, and all of its questions and analysis. He helps us listen and receive revelation. And he helps us with the power to accomplish the Father’s plan.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11
It’s quite comforting to me to know that God has a plan for my life, and his plan is good. That allows me to live in a state of expectation. I’m living in today and, at the same time, anticipating the good things to come. Our God is truly awesome.
Living in a state of expectancy is a result of realizing that all things are possible with God.
It’s not that praying in our own language is anyway inferior to praying in tongues; however, there is something to be said for a human spirit that is yielded to God in such a way.
“All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind, but no human being can tame the tongue.” –James 1:7
The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” –Proverbs 18:21
The Bible tells us that the tongue is hard to control, yet very important. The tongue, that small piece of flesh from our mouth can be used to taste, lick and articulate speech. But it also plays a vital part in our future by what we say and what we pray.
I believe that if we are going to pray, we should consider using this gift. Think about it, praying the exact heart of God over our lives and others could have a profound effect on our destinies and open us up to a gateway of possibilities.
“What comes out of our mouths affects what comes into our lives.” –Cassandra
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Cassandra Woods is an inspirational writer and speaker who has seen God’s word become real in her own life. She finds great joy in sharing God’s love with other women and encouraging them to develop an intimate relationship with God. Cassandra is married to Christopher and is the mother of a teenager and three young adults. To read more about her, click here.