Without having seen Him, you love Him; though you do not [even] now see Him, you believe in Him and exult and thrill with inexpressible and glorious (triumphant, heavenly) joy. ~ 1 Peter 1:8 (AMP)
Without having seen Him, you love Him; though you do not [even] now see Him, you believe in Him and exult and thrill with inexpressible and glorious (triumphant, heavenly) joy.
~ 1 Peter 1:8 (AMP)
Our imaginations of our LORD is what will prove to deepen our affections for Him.
Just the same as a woman dreams of her lover when he is away, so we, too may dream of the One Who loved us. Yes, even before HE ever laid eyes on us in our mother's wombs, we were loved by Him.
We were dreamt of, in the mind of Yeshua, Creator of Heaven, Earth, and mankind before we ever inhaled our first breath as a newborn babe.
It is a beautiful gift from ADONAI to imagine and to dream.
My husband's work takes him away from home quite a bit. If I were to quit thinking about him, my love for him would eventually and definitely wane. If I chose not to actively keep him in my thoughts even when he is around our home, my love for him would slowly suffocate.
Practically speaking, the hard work finds itself in our actively searching for those quiet, 'dreamy' places whereby we may fill our minds with glorious imaginings of the Lover of our souls.
The perfect rendezvous. That preconceived destination. A still moment where nothing but birds chirp and the wind blows as the morning sun takes its place in the Eastern sky, perhaps.
Dream of Him as you dine with Him - as you partake of the FEAST of HIS Word HE has put before you at His table, dream of Him.
Dream of Him as you walk by the way.
Dream of Him as you talk and as you pray.
Dream of Him as you speak of His glorious ways.
Dream lovely visions of Him to fill your thoughts and bring joy to your days.
Dream of Him as the sun arises, casting shadows on the ground.
Dream of Him in the night as you rest, safe and sound.
When and where are those quiet places of solitude you've discovered? What do those places look like for you? Where do you 'think upon', with wild imaginings, the One Who so intensely loves you?