“Right Thinking and Right Speaking Will Expand Your Imagination” ---Pastor Teague
I am a word girl. I simply love words. And books and more books…I’m certifiable. I also stand in awe of those who have the ability to imagine plot lines, great business plans and fantastic architecture. It seems when we are imagining, we are the most like God. So when Pastor Teague belted this one out on Sunday, I did some serious thinking, mulling it over. Could I actually expand mine?
Spoken and written and sung. Words have power. Words have the power to encourage, to heal, to change you and me for the better. They also have the power to hurt, to squelch, to undermine and to stop you dead in your tracks. The written and spoken Word of God is transformational, defying our intellect. It is unquestionably beyond our imagination.
Albert Einstein said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” And he was considered to be one of the foremost ‘Imagineers’ in history.
Maybe that is why King David prayed, ”keep this (the idea of the temple of God) forever in the imagination of thy people and prepare their heart unto thee…”
--1 Chronicles 29:18
From the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks. Okay, now I am starting to get it. Garbage In, Garbage Out… Although one of the most powerful muscles in the body, the tongue can do nothing without the all-important connection to your brain.
So, how do we do right thinking and right speaking? I think it is much simpler than we might think…it might be as simple as immersing ourselves in a steady diet of His Word. Sit down (yes, I am giving you license!) and let His Word penetrate your heart. Listen to a Bible App on your phone or order a great devotional book on Audible if you don’t have time to sit down. Listen to His Word in your car or spend your commute time communing with Him…
Think about all those things you long for more than anything else. Peace, love and happiness. Harmony in your family. More laughter, more joy and more health.
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things. --Philippians 4:8
I am going to guess that if you take this seriously, God will too! And as the ultimate Creative Thinker, I will bet some of His imagination just might rub off.
Won’t you join me and give it a try?
…And just imagine what life might be like…