I am also interested in your dream for the future. Put into words what you hope for your life. I’m not opposed to persons who dream large dreams – how could I be? Remember, I dreamed that twelve not-so-disciplined friends of mine would change the world. To the surprise of all they did.
I so very much want you to have faith in God.
Are you still listening? So far I’ve spoken only about you and me, about what I am doing and wish to do with you. I will suggest to you something much larger.
In the meantime, I stand at the door, waiting to converse with you.
– Ben Johnson, I Stand at the Door, CTS Press, 1986, 5-6.
Jesus was matter-of-fact: “Embrace this God-life. Really embrace it, 2and nothing will be too much for you. This mountain, for instance: Just say, ‘Go jump in the lake’—no shuffling or shilly-shallying—and it’s as good as done. That’s why I urge you to pray for absolutely everything, ranging from small to large. Include everything as you embrace this God-life, and you’ll get God’s everything. And when you assume the posture of prayer, remember that it’s not all asking. If you have anything against someone, forgive—only then will your heavenly Father be inclined to also wipe your slate clean of sins.”Mark 11:22-25 (The Message)
What are your dreams?
How are your dreams connected to God’s dreams – God’s dreams for you, for those you love, for this world?
Spend time today conversing with God about your hopes for the future.
May my dreams be your dreams, O Lord.
Help me to trust your power enough to dream big dreams.
Help me to be brave enough to be a person who hopes –
who hopes for a future ripe with possibility
as I embrace this God-life you so desire for me.