Imagination is define as the faculty or action of forming new ideas, or images or concepts of external objects not present to the senses. There are three classifications of imagination– things we should not imagine– things we can not imagine– and things we should imagine.
Luke 1:51 NKJV
He has shown strength with His arm; He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
Things we SHOULD NOT imagine:
- Things evil in nature
- Worrisome thoughts
- Fearful thoughts
- Lustful or perverted thoughts
Did you know?
Worry is a misuse of our imagination and it also activates fear.
Somethings we CANNOT imagine:
- Plans God has in store for us
Did you know?
Some people do not believe in Heaven, because they can not imagine it.
Things we SHOULD imagine:
- Things that are noble, pure, lovely, and praiseworthy. Philippians 4:8
- Peace and rest Proverbs 23:4
- Godly, righteous life in Him. Proverbs 4:23
- God given dreams Genesis 11:6
- Eternity 2 Corinthians 4:18
To possess and exercise a healthy imagination makes the impossible things–possible.
Imagination is essential to living by faith. Hebrews 11:1 tell us that faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Great lives are built around great imagination God’s dreams are bigger than my dreams. Ephesians 3:20
Don’t plan your life and set goals around what you see or your circumstances. Let the size of your God, determine the size of your goals. Remember, God can make the impossible- possible. Let God’s spirit and His word guide you and fuel your imagination.
Satan comes to put doubt in our mind.
Mark 9:23-24 NKJV
23 Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” 24 Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!”
– Pastor Phil Willingham Sermon 2017
Doubt is meant to be doubted and beliefs are meant to be believed.
As believers we have a helper in life– someone who is trustworthy and loyal– someone the world does not have because they do now know Him, and cannot imagine His existence.
John 14:16-17 NKJV
16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.
The key to a stronger and healthier imagination is spending daily quiet time with God. Read His word– listen for His voice– study in your areas of weakness– and trust in His promises.
Thank you Lord for being our helping hand and guiding as through Your word. Lord, forgive us for our times of doubt and for our misuse of our imagination. Open our eyes so that we can see the wonderful ways of Your law. Help us to understand so that we can meditate on Your works. I pray that you will stir up our spirits so that we will want to seek You more. I pray You will help us as we seek to have a stronger and healthier imagination. Guide our quiet time in Jesus name I pray.