Can I use my imagination to grow in my walk with God? - Imagination - TouchPoints

Can I use my imagination to grow in my walk with God?

Isaiah 51:1-3“Listen to me, all who hope for deliverance— all who seek the Lord! Consider the rock from which you were cut, the quarry from which you were mined. Yes, think about Abraham, your ancestor, and Sarah, who gave birth to your nation. Abraham was only one man when I called him. But when I blessed him, he became a great nation.” The Lord will comfort Israel again and have pity on her ruins. Her desert will blossom like Eden, her barren wilderness like the garden of the Lord. Joy and gladness will be found there. Songs of thanksgiving will fill the air.

Two of the disciplines that help us grow stronger in faith are a good memory and a “holy imagination.” God reminded his discouraged people that Abraham and Sarah were infertile, but God gave them a child. From them came a great nation. Faith grows when we remember God’s great acts in the Scripture and across the ages (see Hebrews 11) and trust that God will continue to perform great acts for his people today and in the future. Cultivating a “holy imagination” means letting God’s promised hope of new and eternal life come alive in our minds. God promises to turn deserts into lush land like the Garden of Eden. Not only will barren places become fertile, but the curse of sin will be gone. Imagine a life without the curse, and have faith that it will happen. Then your relationship with God will grow even stronger.