“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us”
God has given us a gift, it is called ‘imagination’ (at least that is the word we use). This gift allows us to grasp concepts and trust the future for the best. But imagination often gets interpreted as ‘imaginary’. That is so sad. Because they have nothing at all in common. The gospel has absolutely nothing to do with ‘imaginary’, it has everything to do with ‘reality’.
The most real book in the world, is the Bible. It communicates to us on a very comprehensive level. Each of us, turning to the same chapter and verse will understand the essential core element, but we get another layer, he speaks again and we now have ‘food’ for our individual souls.
If we function out of our stodgy, inflexible minds we’ll find no comfort in a God that speaks to us on this ‘supernatural’ level. There develops a ‘weirdness factor’ and we can’t imagine the personal chaos and confusion that would ensue if we dared to give into these revolutionary ideas of having this direct connection with God. (Sweet Lord, I might just be the ‘next’ Noah!)
Imagination has been given to us in order to see better; to see into the real world. They can be compared to glasses, putting them on will allow us to see clearly into this terrain of faith. Purity of heart will help us to understand the things we are looking at clearly. When we enter into this gift of imagination, we will see the things held back from general consumption, and held in reserve for the ‘pure in heart’.
We really should develop this idea in our walks of using our imagination for God’s glory. He is sitting on the edge of His throne waiting to give us ‘bone-shaking’ understandings, if we will just reach out in His direction. This will require us to keep our hearts pure, but that shouldn’t be a significant issue when so much is at stake.