Resurrected Living
"What are you going to do with your new resurrected life? This is the heroic question." Richard Rohr

The Blessing of Imagination

“Behold, I am of small account; what shall I answer you? I lay my hand on my mouth.” (Job 40:4)

“Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.” (Job 42:3)

God has given us many gifts. Some of the gifts God has given us go unnoticed or overlooked. One such gift is our imagination. We may not realize it, but our imaginations can help us draw closer to God. We can use them to learn more about ourselves and become more Christlike.

The story of Job is a remarkable one. I do not know of anyone who has experienced anything like Job’s life, and yet this account was given for our benefit. Job’s life changed in an instant when he was in the presence of God. It was a transformative moment for Job. He saw himself differently. His outlook on life changed. He would never be the same.

We can use our imaginations to put ourselves in Job’s place in the hope of transforming our own lives. Imagine it and reflect on these questions.

How might God’s holiness cause me to see my life differently? What do I need to change in my life?

What is important in the presence of God? Am I devoting myself to these things?

How would God’s love alter how I understand my worth? Am I seeking validation from sources other than God?

How might God’s mercy towards me change how I view and treat others?

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