Posted by: Bob Clark | April 3, 2008

Imagination and Memory

My friend Steve Puckett emailed to me the following quote from the blog of Mark Batterson.

Neurological studies have shown that over the course of time, there is a cognitive shift from right-brain to left-brain. And if we don’t find a way to stop the shift, memory overtakes imagination. We stop creating the future and start repeating the past. We stop innovating and start imitating. We stop doing ministry out of imagination and start doing ministry out of memory.

A few years ago I read something R.T Kendall wrote that impacted me: “The greatest opposition to what God is doing today comes from those who were on the cutting edge of what God was doing yesterday.”

I don’t want that to be me!

Thanks for the thoughts, Mark. Thanks for the email, Steve. I’ll be pondering this one all day!

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