Is Your Imagination of God Starved?

That’s the title for the February 10th My Utmost for His Highest entry.

The people of God in Isaiah’s day had starved their imagination by looking on the face of idols, and Isaiah made them look up at the heavens, that is, he made them begin to use their imagination aright….Imagination is the power God gives a saint to posit himself out of himself into relationships he never was in.

Part of the entry talks about how idols steal our attention from God and dull our imaginations. That only makes sense, since idols do our dreaming for us and tell us what to imagine. We seek experiences that excite our senses. It becomes a way of life for us when we are numb and without the capacity to imagine. Without hope, without the Spirit, we seek that which makes us feel alive, if only for a moment.