Five Minute Friday.
This week's prompt is "Dream".
"A dream is a wish your heart makes, when you're fast asleep..." ~Cinderella, 1950 Disney
I equate the word dream with "vision".
Joel 2:28 "[ The Day of the Lord ] “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."
This year, I have seen this pouring out. I have seen young children praying for their school, their community, with fervor and sincerity.
After reading "The Circle Maker" by Mark Batterson, I have a challenge for you. What is your dream? What is your vision? If Jesus stood in front of you right now, what would you ask Him for? What is your God-sized dream?
Mine was huge, once I considered the question. And it was something aligned with His will. But, it will take time to see it through.
I have had visions and dreams in the process leading to that final goal, and perhaps it will take my lifetime to see it through, but when you delight yourself in the Lord, the desires of your heart that He gives you are also the desires of His heart. (Psalm 37:4)
|One of the visions I had in the larger part of my dream was of all our students praying together, hands joined. Unified praying for our school and our ministry.|
|It happened! And we closed with the song, "I have decided to follow Jesus."|
My devotional from Christine Caine this morning contained this verse:
Proverbs 29:18 says, Where there is no vision, the people perish ... (KJV).
We must have a goal, a dream, a vision, a purpose. Then we will pour what we are given into that dream.
Some of my other dreams? I dream of my children following Christ. That they would lead others to Christ. That when I am done on Earth, that He will tell me "Well done, good and faithful servant."
Timer sings, time to stop.