Monday, May 30, 2011
"You may say I'm a dreamer but I'm not the only one."- John Lennon
Picture in your mind one of those damp and dreary Sunday afternoons.
The rain is gently tapping against the windows.
Your plans for yard work and grilling out are canceled due to the weather and you find yourself snuggled up under your favorite blanket just day dreaming.
What are you thinking about?
What are the thoughts that are so vivid in your mind?
What are your hopes?
What are your dreams?
Have they passed you by?
Do you feel like they have become no better then childhood games of make believe?
Psalms 37:4 says, "Delight yourself in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart." (N.K.J.V.)
Many sermons I have heard preached from this scripture talk about God providing to us the things that we desire.
I agree with that interpretation but this scripture also says to me that if I delight in the Lord, He will place the desires in my heart that He wants for me.
Through delighting in Him He will cause me to desire his will for my life.
As I grow and mature in Him, the hopes and dreams that I have for my life will match up with the hopes and dreams that He has destined for me.
He places those seeds in our hearts as visions of what can be if we are willing to serve Him; delight in Him.
If you have a dream that lives in your heart and stirs your spirit down deep, no matter how far fetched it might seem, I say to you...
Dream On, Dreamer! Keep Believing!
Make God a part of your dreams!
He placed those desires in your heart for a reason.
Lay them before Him and talk about them with your daddy God!
He wants to prosper you.
He wants you to live out the destiny that He has set before you.
Where do you want your life to go?
What is the direction that you would take if life wasn't beating you up around every corner?
Maybe you dream about owning your own business.
Maybe it's a dream of reaching thousands of people for Christ.
Maybe your dream is to be debt free, or to have a vibrant love filled romance with your partner, or maybe it's just to live a healthy life.
No matter what your dreams may be, no matter what the desires are that are in your heart, run after them! Chase Them Down!
Don't let them lay in the corners of your mind like long forgotten toys of your youth.
No! Pick up those dreams, dust them off, and conquer them!
You are NOT too old!
It is NOT too late!
Your dreams have NOT passed you by!
Stand in the promise that "I can do ALL THINGS through Christ who strengthens me."- Phil 4:13 (N.K.J.V.)
Make that promise a part of your thinking.
Say it to yourself every single morning, noon, and night if you have to until you start believing it.
Keeping this promise in mind, take time to sit back and let your mind wander into the future.
Allow yourself to dream with the excitement of knowing that you really can do All Things through Christ.
Then, pray and ask God what steps you should take to make your dreams become realities.
After you have done all that you can do to accomplish your dreams then rely on God and have faith that He will do the rest!
My prayer for you today is that you will press forward with God, through faith, casting off those chains of fear, and accomplish your dreams!
Be a Dreamer!
You really can do All Things through Christ!
As always remember that:
God Loves You!
God Created You!
God Accepts You!
Until next time,