Approaching God with Biblical Imagination | Psalm 32:7-11

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This is a podcast episode titled, Approaching God with Biblical Imagination | Psalm 32:7-11. The summary for this episode is: As you come before God to pray, what are you usually thinking? To some degree you are using your imagination, picturing in some way God with you and listening to you. But in the Psalms David imagined much more than that. If you pay attention you’ll notice that his language of prayer is filled with intimate and powerful mental images. He used his imagination to picture his relationship with God in his mind as he prayed. Psalm 32:7-11 is a good example of how David’s Spirit-inspired imagination can inspire the kind of imagination in our own prayers that help us draw closer to God in trust and joy. Psalm 32:7–11 ESV 7 You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance. Selah  8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.  9 Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding, which must be curbed with bit and bridle, or it will not stay near you.  10 Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts in the LORD.  11 Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart! Follow Dave Cover on Twitter @davecover.  This podcast is a ministry of The Crossing, a church in Columbia, Missouri, a college town where the flagship campus of the University of Missouri is located.  Like this content? Make sure to share it with others and leave us a rating, so others can find it too.   To learn more, visit ourhttps://www.thecrossingchurch.com/ ( website) and follow us onhttps://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO ( Facebook),https://www.instagram.com/thecrossingcomo/ ( Instagram), andhttps://twitter.com/thecrossingcomo ( Twitter) @TheCrossingCOMO.   Social Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO ( https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO) Instagram:https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO ( )https://www.instagram.com/thecrossingcomo/ (https://www.instagram.com/thecrossingcomo/) Twitter:https://twitter.com/thecrossingcomo ( https://twitter.com/thecrossingcomo)  

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As you come before God to pray, what are you usually thinking? To some degree you are using your imagination, picturing in some way God with you and listening to you. But in the Psalms David imagined much more than that. If you pay attention you’ll notice that his language of prayer is filled with intimate and powerful mental images. He used his imagination to picture his relationship with God in his mind as he prayed. Psalm 32:7-11 is a good example of how David’s Spirit-inspired imagination can inspire the kind of imagination in our own prayers that help us draw closer to God in trust and joy. Psalm 32:7–11 ESV 7 You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance. Selah  8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.  9 Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding, which must be curbed with bit and bridle, or it will not stay near you.  10 Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts in the LORD.  11 Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart! Follow Dave Cover on Twitter @davecover.  This podcast is a ministry of The Crossing, a church in Columbia, Missouri, a college town where the flagship campus of the University of Missouri is located.  Like this content? Make sure to share it with others and leave us a rating, so others can find it too.   To learn more, visit ourhttps://www.thecrossingchurch.com/ ( website) and follow us onhttps://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO ( Facebook),https://www.instagram.com/thecrossingcomo/ ( Instagram), andhttps://twitter.com/thecrossingcomo ( Twitter) @TheCrossingCOMO.   Social Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO ( https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO) Instagram:https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO ( )https://www.instagram.com/thecrossingcomo/ (https://www.instagram.com/thecrossingcomo/) Twitter:https://twitter.com/thecrossingcomo ( https://twitter.com/thecrossingcomo)