The Rising Sun over Wilding Ponds – Photo by Robert Mock
"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose imagination is stayed on Thee." Isaiah 26:3 (R. V. marg.)
Is your imagination totally focused upon the G-d of Israel or is it being starved? If so, the starvation of your imagination is caused by you and is the chief sources of your exhaustion and weakness in your life as YHVH’s servant. If you have never used the imagination of your mind to place yourself before G-d, there is no better time to do then now. Why wait? It is no use waiting for G-d to come you. He is always there waiting for you.
In the Divine Word, YHVH is always saying to His Lost Sheep of the House of Israel, if you call upon Me, I will answer! It is our purpose to initiate and He will respond. Yet, we must cast away our imagination from the idols of which we dream and seek out and look upon Him and be saved (Isaiah 45:22)
The imagination of your mind is the greatest gift G-d has given you and it ought to be devoted entirely to Him. If you have been bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of YHVH’s Messiah, it will be one of the greatest assets to your faith when the time of trial and tribulation comes, because your emuna (faith) in the human manifestation of YHVH’s Messiah and the spirit manifestation of YHVH’s Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) will be revealed as they harmoniously work with each other through your life as YHVH’s servant.
When you have thoughts and ideas that are worthy of credit to the Almighty One, learn to compare and associate them with all that happens in nature – the rising and setting of the sun, the shining of the moon and the stars, and the changing of the season. Suddenly you will become aware that your thoughts truly are now from the G-d of Creation as well, and your imaginations will no longer be at the mercy of your impulses and emotions but always prepared and ready for service to G-d.
The Psalmist said, "We have sinned with our fathers; . . . and have forgotten". Then prod your memory and wake it up immediately like a bad nightmare that needs to be put away. Refuse to say to yourself, “But G-d is not talking to me just now." If you think that way, He ought to be. So wrestle your wandering mind away and bring it back into service to your Master and Redeemer. Always remember Whose you are and for Whom you serve.
Encourage yourself to remember and your affection for the Eternal One will increase tenfold. The imaginations of your mind will no longer be starved and wandering about for something else to feed upon! You must be quick and enthusiastic and to your surprise your hope will become inexpressibly bright
“Utmost for His Highest” – Oswald Chambers in Modern Jewish Messianic Verse for the Lost 10 Tribes of the House of Israel