Daring To Imagine

Day 1 of 7 • This day’s reading

Devotional

One of the greatest gifts that God has given you is the gift of imagination. It’s the ability to see things — to think and to create with mental pictures — in your mind. 


The reason you have this gift is because God imagines. The Bible tells us that God imagined the entire universe and it was created. He thought it up before it became reality. The Bible says that God has imagined all of history. He’s already seen it all happen even before it’s happened because he thought it up. He imagined it in advance. The Bible calls that God’s foreknowledge.


You are most like your Creator when you are being creative. Does that make sense? You are most like your Creator — God — when you are being creative. And God gave you the ability to create with your imagination. When you use your imagination for good and for God, God smiles. 


Everything starts with imagination. Nothing becomes reality unless somebody thinks of it. Every great business, every great company, every piece of art, every musical note all have one thing in common: somebody imagined it before it became reality. Nothing happens unless somebody imagines it. 


And without imagination you couldn’t make decisions. When you start to make a decision you imagine, what would happen if you did this? Or what would happen if you did that? And then you make the decision.


Everything that has been created on earth by human beings started in the imagination of somebody’s mind. This is a gift from God.


In this 7-day study we will learn about the relationship between your imagination and faith. I want to help you unlock your imagination in a way that has never been done before. 


Pray:


God, thank you for the gift of imagination. Help me to fix my thoughts on what is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, and admirable. I do not want to misuse my imagination with worry or fear. Instead I want to focus my mind on things that are excellent and worthy of praise. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.