June 23, 2010

Scripture of the Day: Wait for the Vision

Posted in Scriptures tagged , , at 12:54 pm by askandimagine

For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

Habakkuk 2:3, KJV

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June 18, 2010

A New Sound: Darrian Sommerville

Posted in God Music tagged , , at 12:18 pm by askandimagine

This past March, I had the privilege of going on a mission trip to Atlanta, GA to serve the GA Tech campus with a group of college students from my local church.  There we teamed up with The Father’s House and the campus group Global Outreach. Darrian serves on the worship team and is active in campus ministry. He has recently released a music CD that I  HIGHLY ENCOURAGE  you to check out and purchase. It is truly annointed.

from: http://www.darriansummerville.com/

You can preview the sound under the media tab once you enter the site. CD purchases can be made from CD Baby.

Scripture of the Day: He knows my path

Posted in Scriptures tagged , at 12:05 pm by askandimagine

But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.

– Job 23:10

But he knows the way that I take;
when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.

June 8, 2010

Trash to Treasure

Posted in Fun Times, Hidden in the Word tagged , , , at 1:08 pm by askandimagine

Saturday morning I experienced my first Trash to Treasure sale. This is basically the mother of all garage sales! It is filled with unwanted item – some new, some old – that students mostly were throwing away upon moving out of their dorm in the spring. [In fact, this year there was over 31 tons of stuff to sort through!] Shoes, sneakers, shirts, skirts…bathroom gear, bedroom gear,..fans, stands, pans…ipods** yup for dirt cheap…. and the list definitely goes on.

It’s the saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” in action. People literally camp out all night to get in line and ready to run to find their treasure. Yours truly, didn’t arrive until quarter to 8, yet somehow I did manage to get some items that I needed around the house and a few clothing items, which I did have to digg deep for. It was great!

Interestingly, not every has the same appreciation and excitement for bargain hunting as I do. When I go to Goodwill, I could spend hours searching each individual item on the clothing racks. You really have now idea what you might find. People don’t always throw away their belongings because it has been used and abused, but maybe because they have had a change of heart or who knows why. I got 2 brand new shirts for $2!!

So I have this question for you: How much are you willing to search for a treasure even if you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for?

Maybe it’s not played out in garage sailing (pun intended), but consider your walk with God. How much effort are you willing to put into searching things out in His word? How about seeing His hand at work in every situation? Sometimes it requires a harder knock at  the door, but the word says the door shall be opened. I love Proverbs 25:2:

“It is the glory of God to conceal a matter;
to search out a matter is the glory of kings. “

What wondrous mysteries are hidden in the Lord!  He hides them and we get to find them. A more intense and meaningful game of Hide and Seek. I encourage you to keeping seeking the Lord on the matters He is speaking to you on, exhaust the topics that are resonating in your heart. If you can’t think of anything, start with reading a bible story you have heard over and over. If you haven’t read it for yourself in the text, you will be surprised at what you find, just be sure to look very closely : -)

June 3, 2010

Scripture of the Day: A Heart that Burns

Posted in Scriptures tagged , , at 12:08 am by askandimagine

They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”

– Luke 24:32

May 29, 2010

Our God

Posted in God Music tagged , , , at 8:51 am by askandimagine

Chris Tomlin Our God

Water You turned into wine
Opened the eyes of the blind
There’s no one like you
None like You

Into the darkness you shine
Out of the ashes we rise
There is no one like You
None like You

Our God is greater
Our God is stronger
God you are higher than any other
Our God is Healer
Awesome in power
Our God, Our God

and if our God is for us
then who could ever stop us
and if our God is with us
then what could stand against


May 27, 2010

Syncing Up with God

Posted in Revelations, That's life tagged , at 11:19 pm by askandimagine

Sync Icon

SO …today was a pretty productive day! I did some laundry, dishes, reading…pretty much tackeled some things on my never ending to do list. But this one simple task went wrong!!

I planned on exercising and wanted to put a sermon on my phone to keep my brain occupied. I asked my husband to do this for me and explicitly ( I think) made the statement “make sure you don’t sync it with Media Player”…Low and behold this is exactly what happened. I said a few silent prayers and was willing to except that some songs were added but really concerned about loosing some pre-historic music from another computer.

Sadly, I did loose the old music and got some music that I really could do with out. I must admit, I did get  PRETTY ANGRY for a hot minute. After I came to my senses (I did realize that with some effort I could rebuild my collection) it occurred to me that God might be speaking.

This is what I got:

Syncing up with God is of the same concept. For us to be more like Him not only do we get to receive and enjoy the many riches of His presence, but we have to let go of some things that we have held on to for a long time. The new material may be  blessings of all shapes and sizes: endless  love,  provision, wisdom, mercy, grace, etc. On the other hand, old ways of thinking, habbits, and the usual way of life most likely  need to be “deleted” from our memory drive <get it?? …hehe>.

If we want to be synced up with God, which is the goal of every believer,  we must not only be willing to receive but to surrender all that we have. Not knowing what was completely a part of my husband’s collection, I knew that some stuff was in common, but a lot wasn’t. In the same way, as He lives in us (after the old man has been cut off) there are things in us that are Christ like and can stay. This could be giftings He has placed in us or maybe areas where He has already worked on. The other character traits, those of the flesh, must go. There may be several times in your life where you will need to be synced up with God. It’s a process, be encouraged!!

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Hopefully, I didn’t look too deep into this issue, but even if I did maybe it made it all worth it. I’m felling much better now and have all the more reason to purchase some new mp3s!

May 20, 2010

Is your God awesome?

Posted in Revelations tagged , , , , at 5:40 pm by askandimagine

So I’ve been doing some thinking lately and it occurred to me that God is awesome: amazing, fascinating, incredible, marvelous,prodigious, shocking, stunning, surprising,unbelievable, wonderful (synonyms from dictionary.com).

But unless we live this out we never fully get it. To me one of the many things that makes Him awesome is the fact the He wants to know me. We have a relationship; times together that no one will ever know about, we talk about everything, we go places meet people and the list continues. Someone of such great importance and influence wants to chill with me! Unbelieveable but it’s true!

Truly this is what makes Christianity stand out. I am dying to ask some one of another religion this question: Would you say the God you serve is awesome, amazing? I mean the God I serve is my Heavenly Father, he cares about everything about me and meets all my needs. He shares His secrets, things out of this world. There could be no greater treasure than to know Him.

Even if you are a believer, I encourage  you to ask yourself if you think of God as awesome. There is always more in Him.

May 18, 2010

Hello world!

Posted in Revelations tagged , , at 2:41 am by askandimagine

I finally made it! It probably didn’t have to be as difficult as I made it, but who would have thought that choosing a username would be such a challenge. Being the person that I am, I couldn’t use just any title – it needed to have meaning and be unique. My absolute favorite was “Hidden Treasures” so good yet so taken, same as many others.

I tried to think of other titles that are able to sum up what God has teaching me lately, but this is where the challenge came in.

After some time, Ask and Imagine seemed to stick. Read more for the back story:

I sometimes feel that if I can think of something, an idea, plan, *title, it isn’t all that great because God can easily come up with something so much better! Immediately after the title popped into my head, it dawned on me how active we must be as Christians. We MUST ask and imagine to see the word fulfilled (Him do more than that) or how else will we know. Seek and you will find, ask and it will be given to you, knock and the door will be open. It all starts with an action.

A couple of months ago I heard a sermon that urged believers to be more active in their faith versus passive and pushed around by life’s circumstances. In the same way, we can actively stand on God’s word and ask Him for our greatest heart desire. This can be career goals, personal goals, spiritual goals or anything!!! In light of this, don’t be afraid to ask or image because He is more than able and WILLING to do it (Ephesians 3:20Romans 8:32).

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