It is said that we dream all the time, not just when we’re sleeping, but also when we’re awake. There is a truth to this if you think about it. For example, if you were sitting at a quiet bus stop with no one around and no distractions from electronic devices, you’d begin to daydream. You would begin to think of your immediate concerns, maybe your groceries or a family need. But if you sat there long enough, you’d begin thinking and picturing other aspirations. These actions are important as they happen daily, moment by moment in our imagination, which is a gift from God.
When I think about our beautiful church here at Shepherds Grove, perhaps a woman or man having coffee and talking with God envisioned this sanctuary with its symbolism, etched glass, beams and tall ceilings. The dream entered fulfillment as they joined with an architect and hopefully even prayed about it. You see, everything that exists in our world, from the pleasing and aesthetic structures, the comforts we enjoy, to the inventions and technology — all began in someone’s mind. Each started with someone dreaming and thinking.
Friend, I truly believe that we must nurture our dreams; thinking about what could be in your life is so important. Build your dream and your dream will build you. Dreaming is the creative part of God imparted into people to create. So, everything good that exists comes from a redeemed imagination. It comes from good people daydreaming, or night dreaming. It comes from you.