When we read the Bible, we can use our imagination to enter into the scene. As we do, the stories can become more real to us.
In this way we can better hear God’s voice and what He is speaking into our life as we read. Below is some help to get you started.
The following Bible verses are from Revelations chapter 21 verses 1-5
I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth have passed away, and the sea is no more. (What would the earth look like with no sea? What would the “first earth” look like if it had passed away? Destruction or just a total absence?)
2 I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, (Is it coming down as one big mass, descending on the earth all at once, or is it coming down in pieces? What’s this look like in your mind?) prepared like a bride adorned for her husband. (Is it glowing, emanating radiance? Are the trees in the glory of their life cycle? What would the earth look like if it was adorned in all its best like a bride?)
3 I heard a loud voice out of heaven saying, “Behold, God’s dwelling is with people, and he will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. (Will this be like the Garden of Eden when everything was perfect and God walked with Adam and Eve in the garden? How does God walk with us now in our own life, and will this new way of dwelling with us be more tangible?)
4 He will wipe away from them every tear from their eyes. (How would it feel to have all our sadness lifted off our heart? Let that feeling sink in.) Death will be no more; neither will there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain, any more. (Fear of death – for ourselves and our loved ones – would no longer be something that plagued us. What would that kind of world look and feel like?) The first things have passed away.”
5 He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” (What is God making new in your life right now?)