God is the great artist, and there is no artistry so lovely as that which perfects itself in the making of its image.
God has but one consuming objective, and that is to make you into his image, that you may reflect and radiate his glory. On this level, however, God exists as the human imagination, for the human imagination is the divine body called the Lord Jesus.
On the highest level, God's great artistry is concentrated on the making of his image; on this level, he - as you - can do the same. A friend may say he would like to be a doctor; another friend wants to be a successful businessman or a dancer. Every desire is an image. As the artist, lowered to this level, you can form images of your friends. And if you persist in your assumption, in time your friends will radiate and reflect your artistry.
God is the great dreamer in man, bound in a deadly dream until he forms the image called Christ in himself. Only when Christ is formed in man will he awaken from his dream of life. Now, on this level you can be bound in a dream, too. Perhaps you would like to be a great artist. That is your dream, your image. How would you feel right now if you were? Can you believe your assumption is true even though your reason and senses deny it? Can you persist in your imagination, as the highest level of your being persists in his image?
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