It has been written that as members of a long-developing Western society, Americans have, for the most part, lost their imagination for God. There are layers to reality that could be explored and mulled over that we no longer have time for. For many people, today, the only reality is the concrete one directly involved with their day-to-day…nothing more, nothing less. No mystery – simply evidence and facts.
The ancients found it easier to unpack the mysteries of why things occur and what those realities might symbolize. They could find God – lift their minds to God – in the pauses between work and recreation much more readily than we, of this era, do.
The toughest part of this reality is that if we have lost our imagination for God, how do we find the God that we cannot imagine?
How can a God we cannot imagine have any lasting role in our lives or inspire our interaction with others?
Jesus’ example is clear. Love your neighbor as yourself. Give the shirt off of your back and walk a mile in their shoes. Change your own life to make room for the lives of others. God’s will is that we care for one another as family… that we reflect the heart of God in every outreach we make. This kind of behavior resonates with someone who calls themselves Christian.
It’s time to hone your imagination skills – your imagination-for-God skills. A sense of wonder reveals an openness to what else God might have in store! This calls for some quiet time in your life. Time which will actually allow you to hear what God is whispering in your heart.
When you sit in the quiet – pondering the God that defies description – keep your heart, ears, and eyes open for what God will reveal of the rich layers of your life. With new ears listen to what invitation God places before you!