Perfect, absolute peace surrounds those whose imaginations are consumed with you, they confidently trust in you.
Isaiah 26:3 TPT
This Scripture from Isaiah 26 grabbed me this morning. What does it mean to have our imaginations so aligned with Christ that we are surrounded by perfect peace?
I was immediately reminded of a hymn, “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”, that we sang in church when I was growing up. I found the following portion going through my mind: “Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, Prone to leave the God I love; Here’s my heart, O take and seal it, Seal it for Thy courts above.”
My daughter and I were talking about her German Shephard dog Valyria this morning. Valyria, by nature, is a good dog. However, she is prone to wander! She doesn’t seem to intentionally leave the property, she just slowly wanders away. Eventually realizing she has strayed away, she comes back quickly to the peace and comfort of home. However, the fact still remains. She is prone to wander!
Our imaginations can wander even if we are physically present! We make up stories and wander away into the territory of vain imagination just like Valyria.What would it be like to have our imaginations so consumed by God that we cannot be sidetracked? This type of connectivity would allow our imaginations to flourish. Not only would they flourish, we would have the wisdom, strength, and courage to carry them out. With a God fueled dream there is hope that awakens from the very core of our being. Faith is the soil in which hope grows. So we can see now that this type of dream imparts faith, and along with faith comes hope. What a powerful combination which results in an outcome more than we could ever ask or imagine.
If our imagination was consumed by the Lord, our identity would be perfectly secure. We would not question who we are. We would know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that we are sons and daughters of the Most High God. It would impact our belief system and our behavior. No longer would the world hold us back and we would walk with confidence as heirs of the Kingdom of Heaven.
With an imagination saturated with the Lord, the demonic cannot find any foothold! Legal ground for demonic entry would cease to exist because our focus would be one minded with our Savior.
There is so much more I could add however, I will end with this. Did you catch how the verse started? “Perfect, absolute peace surrounds…”Let that sink in. Think about being bathed in perfect, absolute peace. No more anxiety, no more sleepless nights, no arguments, no hopelessness, no depression, no fear, no terror – the list goes on and on.
The end result is increased faith. And, when I rest in and trust in God, there is peace. It has come full circle.
Heavenly Father, I pray for an impartation of your perfect, absolute peace. That your peace would surround me and consume my thoughts so that my imagination would be free to soar with you. Thank you, Lord, that I can trust you. You are faithful!