Mark Twain was certainly no Christian, but I love how God so often speaks truth through even those who rail against Him. The quote pictured above is a perfect example.
Definition of imagine transitive verb 1 : to form a mental image of (something not present)
What is filling my imagination today? Is it fear of the future, the unknown, or current life circumstances? Is it a fantasy of what I wish my current life, home, work, or relationships looked like? Is my imagination running on neutral simply forming thoughts about whatever happens to cross my mind at any given time? What does God have to say about the focus of my imagination? That focus will not only determine the course of today’s choices but also my entire life.
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.- 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of