COLOSSIANS 1:21-22 “And you who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight..”
Today we awoke early in the hills, high above Rochdale and before I could let Bertie out for a walk, our unlikely new neighbours rather surprised us by ambling about around the motor home. A herd of young cows! One particular bovine just happened to be loitering around the passenger side door as I opened the sliding door. We slightly delayed our walk…
I have often walked up to many of the surrounding hills around Rochdale. Specifically, to pray for many different things. The walk up has helped me also to focus in targeted prayer. The fresh air and the fantastic open views are a bit of a bonus too.
It’s not that I presume being up higher in altitude makes anyone closer to God, it really is to do with focus and preparation for focus.
I aim to set my focus on the things above, we are to aim to be Christ-like, I may not achieve that but it is my goal. We ought to allow the Holy Spirit access to all areas so our thoughts and imagination can be cleansed and purified.
A sanctified mind visualises themselves as Christ-like, therefore a sanctified imagination will only be aiming towards being Christ-like.
We need to visualise the things of God. By focusing our imagination into the visualisation of God moving in power, think it, see it, speak it, do it! Let your mind concentrate on the things that God has for you. If your mind drifts, bring it back in line, you have to activate the things that God has for you!
THINK IT, SEE IT, SPEAK IT, DO IT!
Thomas Edison, the inventor of the light bulb amongst thousands of other things, once said,”If you can see it in your mind, you can hold it in your hand! “
Jesus Christ saved me with His blood for a reason. God has a purpose and a plan for every believer. We are to search for that purpose and step into the things that God has for us. It could be any number of things and God communicates to us in any form or manner He likes. Dreams, visions, aromas, words, His word, other people etc.. You too should be ready and prepared to look and activate these things. I too was once dead in the flesh of my sins, now I am alive in Christ.