I heard a Ted talk last week by Lynette Lewis who said, “Dreams tell our hearts we are living, not dying.” She went onto explain her place of hope and optimism when life had killed the dreams in her heart. Managing our own expectations and dreams can be daunting when the world seems to be hunting for dreams to kill off. When people bring their skepticism, fear and doubt to the dinner table of your life – it’s hard to have a healthy appetite of faith.
Sometimes I wrestle and wrestle to hear God’s voice and other times it seems to ring clear through my confused mind like a bell that has a distinct tone. I believe that God has dreams in His heart for us that we might call our destiny. God is constantly giving us hints, and glimpses of what He wants us to walk toward in our lives. He isn’t cruel and doesn’t tease us, but I’ve found that God doesn’t always spell everything out for us with a skywriter in an airplane.
What I know is that God’s Word is the truth, and in it we have a powerful sword that will divide our hearts and help us (Heb. 4:12). Through the power of the Holy Spirit He has given us everything we need for life and Godliness (2 Peter 1:3). Are you looking to God’s Word to help you get clear on the dreams God has for your life? Proverbs 29:18 says 18 Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; but blessed is he who keeps the law. When we aren’t clear about where God is leading us, we can “run wild” as one translation of this verse says.
Today, if your dreams are cloudy and you need clarity – I want to encourage you to go the Word of God and ask God to speak to you. You get a blessing when you are living according to His Word, in order to come into alignment with it, we have to read it, know it, be reminded of it and choose to believe it. The Bible is one of the most precious gifts you have ever received, let’s really allow the Word of God to live in our hearts and change us!
-Andrew Burchett, Lead Pastor