“Joseph had a dream and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more.” – Genesis 37:5
The dreaming component in the church, for whatever reason, has withered, to a degree. Many churches have forgotten this very important part that God has called us to be people of faith; to do great things for God, to take risks, to go places nobody would ever go for the sake of the kingdom of God. I think that we need to become the kinds of people who encourage people to dream, especially to dream for God. A dream is happy memory in the future. When you have a really big dream, it feels like a memory. When it’s really a dream from God, it’s like you’ve already experienced it. And because you’ve sort of already experienced it, even though it didn’t technically happen, it’s like you know it can happen. When that happens, when it feels more like a memory rather than a hope, it begins to do something to your heart. It gives you faith and trust that this is from God. I don’t have to worry. I know God’s power is bigger than all of my circumstances, even if it takes years, right? I know God’s going to be good. He’s going to do it. He’s going to handle it. That’s a very good thing.
PRAYER: Dear Lord, thank you for dreams. Help me to dream and to pursue the dreams you give me. Help me to have faith and trust in you on a daily basis. Thank you for loving me. Amen.
REFLECTION: Do I really let myself dream to see what God has in store for my life?