imagination

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” – Albert Einstein

Imagination is a powerful force. This is evident every time you see a child hiding from monsters under his blanket or whenever a new scientific breakthrough occurs. Imagination can propel us into great success and experience, or it can pin us down in fear and doubt.

Though imagination can have these effects on us, I think most people avoid the issue and simply settle for an unimaginative life. We go throughout our day and get stuck in the regular ebb and flow of existence. Dreaming big and imagining a greater future often get pushed to the side by rationalism and practicality.


Ephesians 3:20 says, “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us….”

Followers of Jesus have a unique promise here, according to Paul. God is able to do infinitely above all we can even think to ask Him. As a child of God, with the fullness of Christ in us (Ephesians 3:19), we are called to His purposes, not our own.

It’s time we began to imagine what God can and will accomplish with us.

What would it be like if I gave myself completely over to Jesus?
What would it be like if I loved God more than myself?
What would it be like if I lived out my faith in my school or workplace?
What would it be like if I stopped giving in to the flesh and instead pursued holiness?

Take time to imagine what God can do through you. Make yourself available and wait to see how God does more than you could have ever imagined.

If you came to service tonight, you’ll remember I talked about how as a kid I imagined I was Samus Aran from Metroid and how we later found out (after we beat it) that the character was really a female. You can check out the video of that game’s ending below (just watch until the credits start).

Author: erik

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