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There lies within every person the ability to imagine. The human imagination is a powerful force. The inbred creativity of God flows from your spirit into your imagination.

Many great ideas have been born into the world because a believer used his imagination. On the other hand, perverse and corrupt things have happened as a result of a corrupt imagination. The unregenerate man has powerful potential through the use of the imagination. Problems arise when the source of ideas is not base on the thoughts of God.

In Genesis 11:6, you can see the capabilities man has with his imagination outside of God: "...and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do."

Just think of what is available to the person, born of the Spirit of God, who would allow the Holy Spirit to form his imaginations. The possibilities are limitless! This is where creative ability begins for the believer.

You are capable of getting an inner picture of the word of God working on your behalf. See yourself living in the fulfillment of the promises of God.

In your time of meditation, set aside a time to use the creative ability God has given you. Imagine yourself doing what the Word says. See Jesus healing the sick through you. See yourself laying hands on the sick, and the sick recovering.

Imagine yourself living within the abundance of God, having all sufficiency and able to give unto every good work. See yourself healed in your physical body.

Of course, the Bible says to cast down "imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ" (2 Cor. 10:5). This scripture expounds the point I have already made.

You are to use your spiritual imagination to exalt the knowledge of God and cause your thoughts to become obedient to Christ. In other words, you begin to see things the way Christ sees them.

As a believer, you probably don't have trouble seeing yourself enjoying heaven in the ages to come. You may have heard people talk about heaven and visualized for yourself what the Bible says about it. Most of us have some idea of what heaven will be like and can easily picture ourselves in that setting. Faith has come, in that particular area, because of what we have heard.

Using that same principle you can begin to imagine yourself enjoying what God has said about you in this age. Begin to picture yourself in the setting of God's desire for your life. He wants your body well and whole, free from pain. He wants your family to be united in harmony. He is eager to see your financial standing on the rise. He longs for your mind to be at peace, free from depression. His desire is for you to have success in every area of your life.

Who said you must live your life and never enjoy having more than enough? Who said your business would never make it? Who said your ministry would be ineffective? You don't find God saying those things! These are the type of imaginations we are to cast down.

There will always be people who will give you every reason why you can't enjoy God's best. If you dwell on these limitations, allowing them to mold your imaginations, then you can't make it!

Have you ever noticed that when you read a newspaper or hear a news broadcast telling of shortages or economic changes, your mind begins to picture the many varied effects these changes will have on you? Your mind receives these bits of information, the forms pictures based on that information.

This type of imagining is more widely knows as worry. Worry is based on meditating on the will of the devil. Have you ever worried about something wonderful happening to you? No! People worry about tragedy and calamity.

Worry is meditating on the horrible things that could happen. It is so easy to imagine terrible things happening because of the negative course the world is following.

Think of the potential of a person who regularly feeds himself on the information supplied in God's Word. He could begin to visualize the Word producing fruit through him. The power of God would back him. The things, which he imagines doing, based upon the promises of God, would not be withheld from him.

Source: How to Meditate God's Word by Dennis Burke
Excerpt permission granted by Dennis Burke Ministries

Author Biography

Dennis Burke, Ph.D.
Web site: Dennis Burke Ministries
 
Since 1979, Dennis Burke has led multitudes of believers into the biblical principles of faith, healing, love, prosperity, and righteousness. Through the Insights: the Way to a New Life magazine, books, eBooks, CDs, and mp3 resources, Dennis has brought revelation knowledge on the truths of God's Word. He has taught Christians everywhere to know God more deeply and overcome the challenges life brings through faith in God's Word.
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