“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” – Psalm 51:10
God deals in visualization, creating mental images before manifestation. Visualization is a major aspect of how God creates. God sees it before it becomes to pass. God paints mental pictures. God did not just tell Abraham that he would be a father of many nations. God gave Abraham a visual. God told him that his seed would be as the sand of the sea and as the stars of the sky (Genesis 22:17). Abraham knew that he could not count either one; therefore, he had a mental picture that he would have more children than he was able to count.
Jesus followed the Father’s example and used mental pictures when he taught. That’s why he taught in parables so that people we able to “see what He was saying.” He prophesied his own death to the disciples by giving them the image of the ear of corn that goes in the ground and multiplies (John 12:24).
In order for us to effectively create the life that we desire, we must see it first. We cannot have what we cannot see. We must create a picture of what we desire to bring into expression. As co-creators with God, we must ask ourselves the question, “What does it look like?” There is great value in taking a mental snapshot of our desired outcome.
Creating a Vision Board with words, colors, pictures and images is also a helpful tool in bringing the good desires of hearts into fruition. Placing the Vision Board in an area of our homes or offices that we frequent and looking at it every day empowers us to hold in our minds what we desire to manifest and keeps energy around the Divine Ideas we are visualizing. What are you creating through visualization?
Rev. Doral Pulley is the senior pastor of Unity Temple of Truth Church, 511 Prescott St. S, St. Petersburg.