Reading Oswald Chambers this morning I was struck by his phrase of ‘power of imagination’ as a way to build relationships. His point is we can get caught up in looking at things around us and never see God in any of it but if we let our imagination flow we will see God’s hand in all of it. What does this have to do with relationships?
God has called me to reach out to a local ministry to volunteer and I haven’t done it. I’m too busy. I’m afraid to step out of my comfort zone and trust the direction God is pointing me towards. But if I open my mind and see how God has been working in my life preparing for this moment and can imagine myself in the role He has put on my heart, I will find wonderful new relationships with others, with myself, and most importantly with God.
In a similar vein, Beth Moore wrote in Breaking Free, Christ is our ‘upland Source’ and we are like a river flowing over rocks, around bends, through gullies, to eternal life. Do I want to dry up and not flow as I was created to or shall I take the step today and trust God in this new venture imaging the possibilities in store for me. My life goal is to let God’s glory flow through me to others. How can that happen if I hide the gifts God gave me? No, today I will take that step and trust Him and imagine the joy I will feel when I achieve my goal.