Creative Expressions

Discovering the many expressions of His creativity demonstrated through individuals in community!

Location: United States

Welcome to the Creative Expressions Small Group website! Although we are not currently meeting weekly like we did over the spring and summer, may you find encouragement through the Scriptures, quotes and thoughts of this blog!

Monday, May 15, 2006

Can You Imagine?!

What were some of your wild imaginations when you were a kid?
What did you imagine yourself doing or being when you "grew up"?

"As adults, we usually interpret our circumstances each day in accordance with the images established inside our hearts. When people have been given an internal image and vision of who they are and where they are going, then they can stretch themselves to do the exploits of God. However when this has not been done, people are overrun and consumed by daily problems of life and maintenance functions." ~taken from Ancient Paths

"The human personality is so wonderfully and mysteriously made by God that science will never completely understand the intricacies of the human personality."

"Human imagination spans the past, crosses the present, and predicts the future."
Is this perhaps like a definition of the prophetic, how God sees and gives us vision for more than today?

Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained... Proverbs 29:18

"Imagination and fulfillment flow together. Imagination come out of the world of hope and faith, a projected image waiting to enter the world of reality."

"Imagination is the power to conceive and give expression to images and dreams that can be moved from the world of imagination into the material, mundane world."

~ taken from Spirit, Soul, and Body by Lester Sumrall

Things which eye has not seen; ear has not heard and which have not entered the heart of man all that God has prepared for them that love Him.
1 Corinthians 2:9

Scripture says a double-minded man is unstable in all his ways.
-James 1:8

How might that apply to our imaginations?
Come ready to do our normal time of discussion with a twist. ...Instead of me just asking questions here, I want each of us to begin to think of questions from these thoughts and Scriputres, to ask ourselves, one another, and God in regards to our imaginations and perhaps the connection between them, our dreams, our actions and ultimately our relationship with God. They might just lead us on a journey to the Answer even though we won't know all the answers or be able to chew on these thoughts in one night alone... Even if you don't ask your specific question(s) during small group tomorrow I'd encourage you guys to write them out somewhere!

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. ~ Jeremiah 29:11


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