Wednesday, July 30, 2014

How Do You Rate Your Imagination?

Imagination is everything.  It is the preview of life's coming attractions ~ Albert Einstein

If you're struggling with your lack of imagination, consider today's blog story a brain teaser.  Although the prayer is 2,000 years old, if you allow your mind to wander between the lines, your imagination IQ will soar.  Ready?  Here goes...

Our Father who art in Heaven.  Pause.  Think about God and his Home.

Hallowed be Thy name.  Pause.  Ponder how Holy God is.

Thy Kingdom come.  Pause.  Can you see the world around you transforming into a world that resembles God's Kingdom?

Thy will be done.  Pause.  Imagine what the world can look like when His will replaces our own.

On earth as it is in Heaven.  Pause.  Imagine our world without poverty, sickness, war or hatred.

Give us this day our daily bread.  Pause.  Can you see yourself getting everything you need today?

And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive others who trespass against us.  Pause.  I admit this took a lot of imagination for me to see myself forgiving my enemies.  Don't move forward until you can imagine yourself forgiving your enemies.  I promise, your world will look completely different.

And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.  Pause.  Pretend you're hiking alongside a steep cliff.  Your guide in front of you instructs you to keep your eyes on him and avoid looking down.  The climb is treacherous but you stay on the path as long as you concentrate on your guide and follow him.

Amen.  Pause.  Congratulations.  Your imagination IQ is ascending.  I challenge you to repeat this exercise daily.  Remember the pauses.  They are the rest notes that give the music you hear added intensity.

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