When I was younger I’d go to sleep and dream. It was random, but I’d dream. Now that I’m older and have gone through many trials and tribulations, sleeping 8 hours a day is a struggle and dreaming is rare. But when I dream and wake up, its like a fresh beginning. I feel renewed strength.
Today, as I grow older, I think more about the unknown, than things known. I think more about pleasing God and doing less in this world to be influenced by it. I wanna dream God’s dream. God’s will of a place where he struggles with us our flesh and sin working in it no more.
Recorded in Jeremiah 31:31-40 is an example of what my Father wants for himself and to give me.
31 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:
32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD:
33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
35 Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts is his name:
36 If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the LORD, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever.
37 Thus saith the LORD; If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, saith the LORD.
38 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that the city shall be built to the LORD from the tower of Hananeel unto the gate of the corner.
39 And the measuring line shall yet go forth over against it upon the hill Gareb, and shall compass about to Goath.
40 And the whole valley of the dead bodies, and of the ashes, and all the fields unto the brook of Kidron, unto the corner of the horse gate toward the east, shall be holy unto the LORD; it shall not be plucked up, nor thrown down any more for ever.
Dreaming his dreams and hoping he’d make me a vessel of honor, they are completely out of my hands. But I do know the rules to become a participant in his Kindgom.
- Take every care, problem, decision and action to the Lord for guidance so that what I do and how I respond is appropriate and right.
- Pull off the conversation of old and put on the new man formed in righteousness after Christ.
- As long as I am growing, I am covered by grace.
- I have to continue to keep the oil in my lamp so that when darkness comes, I can see my way out.
There are more, but these are the start and I will add more, Lords will, to build on this list.