Dreaming with God

Saturday, June 25, 2011 Posted by Sara

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 If everyone did what they loved, the world would be a better place
– Sara Rust, age 7…or 8.

I can’t remember who I was debating at the time I made that resolute argument – mom or dad or some older sibling. Though, I vaguely remember the opposing argument– the impossibility of a world being able to function if everyone simply did what they wanted all the time.  After all, there are responsibilities we all have that need to be done, even when we don’t feel like it. 

Even 23 years later, however, I remain unmoved from my position – though let me clarify what my limited first grade vocabulary couldn’t.  I didn’t mean if everyone did what he or she felt like all the time the world would be a better place.  I meant if we lived fully alive, as intended by our Heavenly Father, then life on this planet would transformed for the better.

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly”.  John 10:10
Here is my proposition.  I believe a part of living this abundant life is dreaming with God.

Dream with God, you say?  Whatever does that mean?
Well, I’m so glad you asked.  For me, dreaming with God means stealing those moments with Him in the morning or as I drive or as I read His Word and having a little convo about what’s going on in my heart – what are my desires?  What do I enjoy doing?  Who do I want to be?  How can my life display His glory?  Who did He create me to be and what did He create me for? 

This week, I invite you to begin (or continue) a conversation with God about the dreams in your own heart – and if you feel so moved – begin to write them down in a “dream list”. 
Buckle up, folks.  It’s time to consider what it looks like to dream with the ultimate Dreamer.

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