The Fountain Day 296: Dream

We’ve talked about dreaming before, but it keeps coming back around…so here we are again.

I’ve been noticing that often I will stop dreaming and not even notice.  The hum drum of life, with all its troubles and restraints can choke out dreaming if we aren’t careful. 

But we MUST dream.  It’s not an optional thing if you want a life truly led by God.  God does exceedingly, abundantly more than we could ask or imagine.  That sounds like a dream to me. 

Dreams should be too big for you to accomplish on your own.  They push you to rely on God.  It’s a wonderful exchange. 

If you are feeling stuck, or nervous about the future…a great thing to do is DREAM.  Dream big!!  That’s like a kick in the gut to the enemy of our souls.  There’s nothing more infuriating, I imagine, than to be one who steals, kills, and destroys…yet, they keep dreaming and hoping.

Yes, dreams are connected to HOPE.  Hope deferred makes us heart sick, remember.  If you stay willing to dream, then you are acknowledging that you hope for a future.  Partnering with hope is always a good decision. 

Today is a day to dream and dream big!!!!  Then invite God to come dream over you.  Listen to Him and believe Him.  Remember, all you have to do at first is say, “Yes”.

A great Biblical example of God loving to dream over us, is Abraham.  God met Him and dreamed over him…telling him that he would be the father of many nations.  He reaffirmed the dream later too.  This seemed impossible since they didn’t have kids and were very old.  But the only thing God needed was simple agreement.  Even though Abraham tried to help God along, God still redeemed the moment.  He still gave them Isaac.  God knows our way…He dreams over us…We can trust Him…

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Then you will call on me, and I will listen to you.  You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart.  I will be found by you.” declares the Lord.  Jeremiah 29:11-14a

When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am God Almighty; walk before Me faithfully and be blameless.  Then I will make My covenant between Me and you and will greatly increase your numbers.”  Abram fell facedown, and God said to him, “As for Me, this is My covenant with you: You will be the father of many nations.  No longer will you be called Abram; your name will be Abraham, for I have made you a father of many nations.  I will make you very fruitful; I will make nations of you, and kings will come from you.  I will establish My covenant as an everlasting covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you.”  Genesis 17:1-7