Look Ahead

But withal prepare me also a lodging: for I trust that through your prayers I shall be given unto you. (Philemon 1:22)
Paul asks them to prepare a guest room for him…surely their prayers will cause his release from prison.
He not only speaks positively of leaving prison, but writes in hopes that he can raise their spirits.
He expressed Faith that their prayers were moving his chains and looked ahead… not down at his shackles.
The present moment can often be like Paul’s shackles, clear evidence that we cannot change our situation.
Don’t stop at your limits, but instead look to God, who is limitless.
I will do what I can and God does what I can’t! 
Having confidence in thy obedience I wrote unto thee, knowing that thou wilt also do more than I say. Philemon 1:21  
Look ahead, not down at the shackles. I don’t know how you can read that and not feel the power behind it. I pray today you are inspired to look beyond your shackles and look to God with confidence, Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.
Have a beautiful and uplifting day in The Lord!