Earlier today I was watching a message from Ed Buch of Pure Life Ministries. A segment of his message grabbed my thoughts. I will share some personal reflections based on his thoughts. Imagination & Wonder – a gift from God. I had never really considered it as a gift but in the right place I can begin to comprehend that. Imagination and wonder comes from our thoughts. Where are our thoughts going? Are they in the right place?
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
I am confident I am not alone in wondering from time to time what Heaven may be like. The Word of God gives just a tiny glimpse, and even that is constrained by our own human thinking; which is not like His! Mercy Me’s song ” I can only Imagine” puts to words that very thing as well. We tend to fix our imagination on things that we hope for, things that are not seen. Things that cause us to wonder and put a smile on our face and a stirring in our heart anticipation. It’s a good thing right?!
Have you ever considered how our imagination gets on the wrong path? A path toward destruction ? Two words. Lust and Masturbation. Consider it. Without a doubt in my mind both lust and masturbation represent how we, by our own choices, destroy the good in imagination and wonder. Does lust and masturbation pass the test of Philippians 4:8? If each of us honestly reflect on that, our answer should clearly be No! Conviction.
May our imagination and wonder be directed by His word and His truth for the great things He has in store – For His Glory – which is the very best – beyond what we can imagine and wonder! Mind-blowing! ~Stan
PS. Stay tuned – I am still working on my thoughts to share regarding the Born Gay? question; I want to be sure my words accurately and sensitively share my perspective.