today I took the time to dream
to rekindle the spark within
to remember what inspired me
so I can dream again
“In the Last Days,” God says,
“I will pour out my Spirit
on every kind of people:
Your sons will prophesy,
also your daughters;
Your young men will see visions,
your old men dream dreams…” Acts 2:17
It was a gorgeous autumn day, and I couldn’t stop smiling at the beautiful view sprawled before me as I drove over Afton Mountain. I pulled my van over to gaze at His handiwork, and as I began to focus on what a marvelous Creator we have, I started forget all the other stuff that was on my mind.
And something magical happened- all of a sudden, all my childhood dreams started coming back to me…what I wanted to be when I “grew up”, the things I hoped to do for fun…
like being a singer on broadway… or becoming news reporter… or owning a craft shop with my sister (we even had a name- we were going to name it “Kindred Spirits”!) …I wanted to drive across country in a VW convertible and see the countryside…
I remembered how exhilarating it was as a kid to dream about the future, and how life was filled with so many possibilities! And standing there on that mountain, I realized that I had forgotten how wonderful it is to dream! It made me feel like a giddy school girl again thinking of all the desires, hopes, and dreams the Lord has given me.
And He reminded me that I’m still just a big “kid”… and I still don’t know what I want to be when I “grow up”!
So don’t forget to take the time dream…and trust that His plans are even greater for your life-when you abide in Him!
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. – Jeremiah 29:11