When God created the human race He gave us imagination. Imagination is the place where we see the incredible possibilities that can exist. It is the place within us that forms, fashions and creates the things that changes the world.
Imagination is the place where we create what will be. It is a forming place, a conceiving place, a birthing place. What we see, what we believe is formed in our imagination.
The daily work that we do, the work of building a business, acting on making a dream a reality, writing a book is formed in the imagination.
The destiny that we pursue, the places that we walk through as we journey through life, the obstacles that we overcome is a response to what we have seen in our imagination.
David the mighty king and warrior of Israel created a dream in his imagination. He saw himself building a Temple for the presence of the Lord to dwell in. (2 Samuel 7: 1-13) David wanted to build this magnificent place where God would live in the midst of His people but even though it was his dream God told him that he would not build it but his son would build it.
David was not discouraged by this revelation. He spent the rest of his life preparing the materials for the Temple. And at the end of his life David prayed this prayer, “O Lord God of Abraham, Isaac,and of Israel, keep this for ever in the IMAGINATION of the thoughts of the heart of thy people, and prepare their hearts unto thee.” (1 Chronicles 29:18).
David’s prayer is a beautiful intercession of the heart of a king for the people he would leave behind. He prepared the people’s imagination to see and believe that they would be the generation to build and worship God in the Temple. What was created in the imagination of David was so much bigger than David.It was for hundreds of generations that would live centuries after David’s dream would come true.
David communicated his dream to the people and what he imagined became their imagination. David asked the Lord to always cause the people to hold this imagination and stand with their new king to make this dream become reality.
1. What are you doing today with your imagination?
2. What are you seeing in your imagination?
3. What are you creating from your imagination?
Praise God today for your imagination.