Thursday, February 10, 2011

imagination > knowledge ?

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” If your mind can conceive it then believe you can achieve it. Have the tenacity to create the extraordinary."

albert einstein 

what do you think? do you believe this to be true...?

I've often wondered about what God finds more pleasure in when we simply follow his commands or when do something that is good that is out of ordinary for ourselves. When we take bold steps of faith or walk dangerously in the light. Society would say that knowledge is supreme to imagination simply because knowledge makes money or at least teaches you how to not lose your money. I think at the same time we can all agree that imagination is an integrated part of knowledge. I wouldn't be quoting albert einstein if it wasn't. Einstein was one of the worlds greatest minds, a man praised for his knowledge. yet with everything he did a great deal of imagination was involved. With every theory came a thought that by any standard would be considered abstract... 

Without imagination we would essentially be robots...without imagination i think we would not be able to truly believe in something... that is why after much thought i think einstein might have been correct in his evaluation. We are told in the Bible that faith is believing without seeing (Hebrews 11:1). How can someone believe without seeing if they don't use their imagination? it is true that God tells us to meditate on this word and store his word in our hearts but ultimately what good is this if we can never imagine ourselves living out the promises he wrote Bible to tell us about.If you can't imagine God's love will you ever attain it or even understand it? 

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