What Do You See?

Sometimes it is not a failure to let go of the past that prevents us from moving forward. Instead, a lack of vision for our future prevents the preparation necessary to manifest our innermost dreams.

Dare to prepare for opportunities that lie ahead. Your greatest victories await if you have faith for what God can do for with you!    DSC_8425 (2)

“Where [there is] no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy [is] he.” Proverbs 29:18 NKJV

“Ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store up their food in the summer,”  Proverbs 30:25 NIV  DSC_8422 (2)

“But the man who makes me his refuge will inherit the land and possess my holy mountain.” And it will be said: “Build up, build up, prepare the road! Remove the obstacles out of the way of my people.” Isaiah 58:13-14  NKJV  


By Lilka Finley Raphael

Author, Editor, Gardner, Photographer, Pharmacist


  1. Always enjoy you blog and your pictures. maybe we can get together again for lunch in the near future. Love you as usual. call me and we will talk. thanks for the friendship, Phyllis Ashsby


      1. Thanks Lilka! We did have a lovely break away thanks, just what we needed. All was well while away thank goodness (daughter stayed home by herself and was fine) but I’m struggling myself with some writing issues – you know, the ‘stuff’ us writers go through from time to time, but I know it’ll pass. Hope all is well with all of you and I loved your post about Lan and his response to the teacher about wanting to stay in his classroom despite the distractions. So encouraging. Have a great day my friend 🙂


  2. “for what God can do (for) with you!”

    Lilka – my apologies. I got as far as that phrase with “for” lined through and jumped for joy! Didn’t read the rest! It grabbed me so tight – that relationship – both ways: What God can do with you.

    I remember as a child being shown some magic in church. A chemistry professor brought along two small amounts of clear liquid and a beaker. It was church eat and chat evening. And he combined the two and this brown stuff happened. And filled the beaker and kept going! And hardened to a foam of huge proportions compared to the very small amount of liquids mixed together. I got to keep that beaker and hard foam for years afterwards!

    The you come along and cross out “for” and use “with”. Two very small words – and the beaker is filled and keeps going! Thank you thank you thank you!!


    1. That was Him! 🙂

      We wait and we wait for with small visions for what He can do and He’s waiting on us to move/do something (sometimes anything) in faith so He can meet us there and create something larger than we ever thought possible.


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