Home Page of ACTS International
Home Page of ACTS InternationalHow to Find and Know God without having to be religiousLife Help Articles dealing with faith, family, and practical helps for purposeful livingDaily and Weekend Encounters with more than a third-of-a-million worldwide subscribersSupport the Work of ACTS International a not-for-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible for U.S. donorsCurrent report on the ministries and services of ACTS InternationalOnline Store of ACTS ... ACTS CommunicationsAbout ACTS International
  Site Map Email Share and/or Bookmark

Add Daily Encounter to your website without charge

Daily Encounter: A Week-day Devotional by Richard (Dick) Innes of ACTS International.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

The Power of Imaging - Part I

Seeing Jesus walking on the water, Peter said: "'Lord, if it's You ... tell me to come to You on the water.' 'Come,' He said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, 'Lord, save me!'"1

I'd dare say that most of us could walk a twelve-foot-long by one-foot-wide plank that was on the ground. But suspend it thirty feet up in the air between two buildings, suddenly, for most of us (including me), it becomes a terrifying, nigh on impossible task.


Like Peter, because we are afraid of falling our faith is swallowed up by fear. We suddenly see ourselves plunging, and what we picture happening paralyzes us. In many, if not most, instances, what we imagine, see or visualize in our mind is what we make to happen.

In other words, if you imagine yourself falling off that plank, you're much more likely to make it happen. But if you see yourself confidently walking across it safely to the other side, you will be able to do it.

Life's like that. If you see yourself as being loving and lovable, you will love others and be loved by them. If you see yourself as confident and successful, you will act accordingly and be successful. If, on the other hand, you see yourself as unlovable, insecure, and a failure, you will act in an unlovable manner and set yourself up to fail.

Thus, a major key to successful living is to visualize exactly the type of person you want to become and what you want to make of your life—see it in your mind's eye as already happening, and believe, with God's help, that it is possible.

This kind of visualizing, or imaging as it is called, is a powerful means of help for overcoming problems, healing of sicknesses, achieving goals, improving relationships, and changing one's life.

To be continued...

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, when I have to walk across life's difficult places, please help me to keep my eyes fixed on You, and believe that You will hold my hand lest I fall. Thank You for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus's name, amen."

1. Matthew 14:28-30 (NIV).


  • Previous Devotional

  • 2. To Know God and be sure you're a real
        Christian click on:

    3. Donate: To help send Daily Encounter
        without charge to people around the world
        click on:

    4. To send today's Daily Encounter to a friend
        click on:


    5. To share your faith in a simple, attractive
        way with a friend click on:

    6. For today's featured article click on:

    7. This week's chuckle as seen "On the Lighter
        Side"  on Weekend Encounter click on:

    8. Change Address of your subscription to
        Daily Encounter
    click on:

        Back to Return to previous page Previous Page    
    Site Map   Top
    Find Peace With God footer
    About God
    About Faith
    Ask the Teacher
    Better Living Tips
    Words of Love
    Words of Inspiration
    People Power for Jesus
    Simple and Effective Witnessing for Christ

    Spanish Espanol
    French Francois

    Daily Encounter
    Weekend Encounter
    Encuentros Diarios
    When God Is Silent
    Prayer Partners

    Special Needs

    Helps and Studies
    Today's Reading
    Annual Reading

    Today's Quotes
    Happiness Test
    Stress Test


    ACTS Websites
    ACTS in Action Report


    Syndicate ACTS Articles
    "I Hate Witnessing"
       Audio—No Charge

    Opening Closed Minds
    Effective Communications
    Jesus, the Communicator
    Punching Holes in
       the Darkness

    About ACTS
    Be an ACTS Friend

    People Power Invite
    Privacy Policy
    Snail-Mail List
    Contact Us/Feedback

    Online Bookstore

    Site Map
    Report problems to ACTS International
    All pages in this site © Copyright 2005-2020 by ACTS International
    P.O. Box 73545, San Clemente, CA 92673 U.S.A.
    HOME   Daily Encounter  Find Peace With God