Deeper Day 17: Keep Dreaming

Recently I had a vision.  I saw myself as a kid when I used to put a sheet over my grandmothers big dining table and pretend it was a fort.  I would spend forever under there just using my imagination and dreaming up little worlds for myself to play in.  God said to me, “You must keep dreaming”.

Friend, I don’t know what you are facing in life right now, but I do know that no matter what is going on in my life, God wants me to keep dreaming.  When you dream, you get past the now and remember that you do have a future and it will be good.  When you dream, you activate places in your heart that stir up hope and joy.  Dreaming is so crucial.

Shortly after our news of being laid-off came, God told me to do another poster project.  This one was very different though.  It involved dreaming.  He told me to have Chris draw our home and property and then add all the improvements and things we’d like to do to it while we live there.  We had had many conversations in the past of some landscaping ideas and adding an additional garage with an apartment.  We had even planned to put a storm shelter under the floor of our garage.  Things like that.

Chris agreed to partner with me on this project, so one day we sat down and he drew it all out while we discussed what we wanted and where.  In no time, hope filled the room.  In no time, we were believing it wouldn’t always be a struggle.

God is so good to us.

The next project was to create a dream job board.  I’ve only completed half of that one, but when I began to work on it I was shocked at how full my heart felt.  I can’t wait to finish it.

When is the last time you dreamed on purpose?  Have you ever just told God all the things you want to do without holding back?  Just telling Him all of it?

For a long time, it was hard for me to honestly tell Him things I desired because I was worried He would think I was greedy or something.  That’s madness.  He loves my dreams more than I do!!

Prayer Moment:  GO DREAM!!!!

In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people.  Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.  Acts 2:17

Where there is no vision, the people perish.  Proverbs 29:18a

“And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people.  Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.  Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days.  Joel 2:28-29