By Lee Moseley
If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. 3 For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. Colossians 3:1-3
The life Christ has us to live is not one in which we are ever to try and obtain. The fact is, we have already obtained all that is necessary for us to attain due to the one who attained it for us, Christ. In order to experience this in life, we have to change the way we see life as it concerns our minds, emotions and wills as we focus on the person of Christ and what he accomplished for us in the gospel.
Hence, we are to use imaginations, ever being creative, as read the Bible and come face to face with the lover of our souls. I would like to call this “Imaginative Reality,” as it is moves us from our temporal world into the eternal realms of God’s glorious kingdom, while envisioning things from heavenly perspective, (Colossians 3:1-3).
Such rumination moves our faith and causes us to see the invisible. And is this not our calling, to live by faith in what cannot be seen with the mere eyes of the flesh? (Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11). As we observe with the eyes of believing faith, we enter into realms unimaginable and touch the garment trimmings of the glorious world that awaits us.
It is there, we crest upon the one who has made possible, our Lord and King, The Crucified One who is the Lover our Souls. We are his, and he is ours. Such glory is too much to obtain in this present existence; therefore, we only glimpse it darkly as shadow passing in the night. One day however, in the eternal reaches of glory, it will be revealed to us fully. (I Corinthians 13:12).
Suffering then is a gracious key to this great reward, as it presses us heavenward, and into the vault of pristine treasures the creative mind can only imagine. It is here too that “Imaginative Reality” is exercised, and we are also transformed as we see him anew who suffered for us. Our response then launches us forward sharing this reality with others; thus, impact for his glory!