“Glory to God, who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine.” –Ephesians 3:20
The other day, I was sitting on my front porch reading and also looking up at the sky. I was noticing how blue the sky was and how the clouds were so puffy that they looked like odd-shaped marshmallows and dollops of whipped cream.
I realized I was spending more looking up at the sky than I was reading. If you have ever spent time doing that, you realize that you start to see and imagine all sorts of things. I saw all sorts of faces of people and cartoon characters and animal shapes in the clouds. It was amazing to watch the shapes form into other shapes and then disappear into streams of white that floated away.
If you don’t think you are an imaginative or creative person, just spend some time watching the clouds on a beautiful day. Our imaginations can quickly take us to seeing all sorts of things and even travel to places in our minds or prompt ideas about life and faith and how God’s Spirit is leading us.
There is a popular contemporary Christian song called, “I Can Only Imagine.” Some of the words of the song spoken to God say, “I can only imagine what it will be like when I walk, by your side. I can only imagine what my eyes will see when your face is before me. I can only imagine.”
One of the promises of Scripture is that the power of God is at work within us and “is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine.” That is a powerful promise when we intentionally allow God’s power at work within us to guide and go before us in each day. All we need do is imagine!