Imagination and Freedom of Choice
March 20, 2013
“The world and all that is in it is mine.” Ps 50:12 NRS
The Bible says, “God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being” (Ge 2:7 NKJV). Until then, we were just inanimate hunks of clay in human form. At that point God breathed into us two important things:
(1) Imagination. It distinguishes us from all other living creatures. It’s what makes us capable of going to the moon, inventing the Internet, having a dream, and worshipping our Creator. But even when God gives you a concept, you must work to make it a reality. God said, “The world and all that is in it is mine.” That means that when you get ready to build and you have only a few bricks, you can pray for more bricks and God will give them to you. It also means that instead of complaining about what you don’t have, you look at what you do have, and what you can make of it with God’s help. (2) Freedom of choice. God has empowered you with the ability to make the right choices and act on them. But even though God has given you this ability, don’t try to go it alone. Jesus said, “What is born of…[the physical is physical]; and what is born of the Spirit is spirit” (Jn 3:6 AMP). Always depend on the Holy Spirit. He’s called “the Helper” for a reason (Jn 14:26 NKJV). Jesus promised His disciples, “You shall receive power [strategies, solutions, and strength] when the Holy Spirit has come upon you” (Ac 1:8 AMP). Imagination and freedom of choice—use them to glorify God.