8/3/16 at 10:55 PM 0 Comments

God of Imagination (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 22)

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Ephesians 1:17-18 (NLT)
I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people,

When we think of God, we often connect Him with terms such as faith, hope, love, peace, Heaven, Hell, life, and eternity. Rarely would we put God in the category with imagination, innovation, and creativity. To some, theologians, in particular, God is holy and therefore has nothing to do with human imagination. I’m sure they have their reasoning, but that is not altogether true.

God is not just the God of our souls; He is God of our minds. He cares about our eternal lives and about our lives right now. To think God is only concerned with scriptural principles and theological doctrines is to put Him on a short circuit. God is concerned with such things, but He is just as concerned with how our imagination takes us from glory to glory.

Our imagination is not separate from our humanity or our Christianity; it is connected to it. Imagination is how we open ourselves up to live and experience ideas and theories beyond what we already know. To experience God is to fully engage our imagination and embrace our God-given creativity.

“Faith is the assurance of what we cannot see.” Our faith is built on invisibilities. We cannot see God, but we believe that He is alive and real. We trust in Jesus not because we can see Him, but because we have the knowledge that He died for us. Belief, trust, and faith are meaningless with imagination.

Embracing our imagination gives us faith to believe that things will be better even if they are not so now. It is a present anticipation of a future realization. This is where hope becomes our strength. We hope for what we cannot see. We believe in our dreams and goals even though they have not yet come to pass.

God is the God of imagination. He imagined us before we ever set foot in the world. He conceived us in His own mind just as He did the sun, the stars, and the rest of the world. Imagination is not so earthly as to be only base upon magic and stardust. It is glorious wisdom and revelatory enlightenment. It is heavenly. Imagination is our ticket to a stronger, irresistible, and more vibrant faith.

“Imagination is our ability to see inwardly and picture there that which has not yet appeared outwardly. Imagination is God’s gift to us.”
— Donald Curtis

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