Biblical LifeHacks series
Traits of a Sanctified Imagination
To be realistic is to understand your reality — see the way things really are in your life — and to live accordingly. Because God alone sees all the reality that exists, we must use our imaginations to trust in him and what he has revealed, both in creation and in Scripture.
Indicators of God’s intentions serve as guides or principles for moral living. Past and present realities include that God is the author of all creation (see Genesis 1:1, Psalms 89), including humans who are made in the image of God (see Genesis 9:6, James 3:9) yet are fallen and sinful (see Romans 3:23). The most important future reality is that Christ will return (see 1 Thessalonians 4:13 — 5:11) and will restore all of creation (see Revelations 21:1).
The hack: understand that before you can imagine you must first see reality, a sanctified imagination is based on what is real and what is Truth and balances with Word of God.
2 Corinthians 10:5
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
The LORD My High Tower, Jehovah Metsudhathi (Psalm 18:2); we thank You for real things that help us grow. We praise You for the imaginations both in creation and in Scripture. We declare and decree blessings upon those who seek to pursue thoughts based upon Christ-centered imaginations, so that our reality and pursuits will be focused on the Word of God. Now, for the sake of the Kingdom and for the Glory of God, we petition, with an anointing in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, Amen.