“Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before…”
Star Trek – The Original Series
Though I wouldn’t consider myself a Trekkie, I really did like the old Star Trek series with William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, and DeForest Kelly. I was 12 years old when the series first aired.
What an imagination Gene Roddenberry had!
Have you ever stopped to think how contagious “imagining” can be? I’d watch the show and before it was finished, I’d be dreaming of my “space”; a frontier I needed to explore. To go beyond my “normal” existence, beyond my existing boundaries, and reach for something only my imagination could describe.
Isn’t that how God made us?
Can you try and imagine how big and powerful God is? Even just for a moment, try and imagine.
Creator of Heaven and Earth, all that is seen and unseen. Laws of physics, laws of nature, moral laws, everything good and perfect; all created and governed by God. “He is before all things, and in Him all things consist, or hold together.”
When you finish imagining the greatness of God, try and measure His beauty. Or His love. His justice, righteousness, hope, peace, joy, faith, grace…
Whatever you and I can imagine about God, He is MORE! He is beyond our comprehension, above the ceiling of our imagination. He is MORE!
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.” Isa 55:8-9
His thoughts and ways are higher than ours. He is MORE.
But He makes a statement that should get each of us dreaming, imagining, and ready for action! In verses 6 and 7 of Isaiah 55 the Lord says, “Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, and He will have mercy on him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.” In other words, “leave your thoughts, forsake your ways, and find Mine. Find they are MORE. Find I AM MORE!”
He then adds, “you shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace. The mountains and the hills will rejoice over you with singing and shouting…” Take the word spoken here and imagine…
God created mankind to walk in His abundance, not lacking “any good thing”. Created to rule, to govern, and to multiply His image throughout the earth. Created in His image, with the ability to imagine, in accordance with His will.
As far as God was concerned, mankind was given the ability to dream impossible dreams, imagine unimaginable victories, and walk in the “more” of God.
And it’s not any different today. “God is able to do exceeding, abundantly above all we ask or even think…” Ephesians 3:20.
“Then why does God seem so ‘limited’ these days”, you may ask. Could it be you and I have limited Him by testing Him and not believing Him? Imaginations can stir up faith or unbelief. We are the ones who determine what we “explore”.
“Blessed be the Lord, Who daily loads us with benefits, the God of our salvation” Psalm 68:19
What does our imagination do with that?
“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases.” Psalm 103:2,3
Do we see Him as the God of “MORE”?
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you…thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11
Can we see the same thing, or do we despise His Word?
“Honor the Lord with what you have and what you get. The Lord will make certain your cupboards are full. You will have MORE than enough for yourself and others.” Proverb 3:9,10; 2 Corinthians 9:8
Let’s think of our life as a voyage, a voyage of unimaginable adventure in God. Boldly going where we once were afraid to go. Boldly going because we know we aren’t traveling alone.
Whether we’re exploring strange new worlds or seeking out new life and new civilizations, we can boldly go because…
The God of “MORE” is with us.