Summer is a great time to recharge, refresh, recalibrate and refocus.
What are your dreams? What are you goals? What do you desire most? If you could accomplish something great, what would you want to accomplish? Do you have a dream you are focusing on? Or do you feel like you do not have a dream or you are past the stage in life to dream and accomplish something truly remarkable?
Let's be inspired by David. After a long journey of fighting for God and fighting for his life against the King, he became King. Now what? Enjoy all the benefits of being king...
"After the king was settled in his palace and the Lord had given him rest from all his enemies around him, he said to Nathan the prophet, “Here I am, living in a house of cedar, while the ark of God remains in a tent.”
"Nathan replied to the king, “Whatever you have in mind, go ahead and do it, for the Lord is with you.” 2 Sam 7:1-3
As followers of Jesus, God has blessed us; not holding our sins against us, given us mercy, overwhelmed us with grace, given us new identity and freshness, incredible healing emotionally, spiritually, relationally and so much more. And just think, "He is with us."
The question is, what does He dream for you right now? What does God dream for you in this current season of your life? What great things does He want to do in your life and through you? How does Jesus want to do the Great Commandment and the Great Commission in your life?
What dreams does God have for your personal life?
What dreams does God have for your family?
What dreams does God have for our church?
What dreams does God have for you to encourage Christians?
What dreams does God have for you to serve and share with those far from Jesus?
Most often, God's dreams are breath taking. They are impossible to accomplish. They cause you to look yourself in the eye and say, "Are you kidding me?!?!" This is what separates Christians from just a casual follower to a life changing risk-er. Is the first really a Christian?
But, God is calling you to a dream. Today, take time to dream with Jesus. This week, this summer, each season of now, take time to listen to God given dreams. Then what?
Can you hear the Holy Spirit say like He did through Nathan, “Whatever you have in mind, go ahead and do it, for the Lord is with you.”
This summer, take the time to dream with God. What dreams will He birth and accomplish in you and through you now?
Enjoying the private moments with our Savior to dream,
Pastor Chris Reinertson enjoys all sports, especially those involving a ball. He loves to hang out with people and challenge them to be Jesus REVolutionizers.