“’Here comes that dreamer!’ they said to each other.” – Genesis 37:19
Dreams are located in the imagination and that doesn’t make them less real. One of the big problems is that we always associate imagination with fantasy or that imagination is just something that doesn’t really affect anything. However, everything that exists began in somebody’s imagination. The imagination is so powerful. The greatest evils and the greatest good on earth began in someone’s head. It began with someone sitting somewhere, writing something on a cocktail napkin, wondering what would it look like if this happened or that happened. Although it may not have been exactly what they thought when they started, it began in their imagination. The imagination is so vital to your life. Think about this – the placebo. That alone should let you know that the imagination is super important. You know placebo, like when the FDA tests a drug, for example, they have to create a control group because there’s always going to be 20 or 30 percent of the people taking a fake drug that they think is a real pill. They’re actually going to get better. Just because they think this thing, that’s not even real, they’re gonna get better, they actually do. That is the link between the mind and the body. In a weird way, it’s like faith. Its people that have faith and you see how by there are actually scientists that have proven the more conviction that someone has that this medicine’s going to work, the better it works. So scientists, in creating a medicine, have to factor for placebo. They have to factor for the fact that if somebody imagines and actually believes that they’re getting better that they will. It’s amazing. And the imagination is powerful. So how will you use your imagination to glorify God?
PRAYER: Dear Lord, thank you for the gift of imagination. Help me to use it and to use it to glorify you. Amen.
REFLECTION: Do I find it easy to use my imagination and to dream for God? How can I glorify God with my dreams and my imagination?