A dream is a dream

Recent revelation:  a dream is a dream.

Deep, right?

Everyone is talking about dreams lately.  Dreaming with God.  Kingdom dreams.  Dream big.  And yet, I’ve never really had a desire to dream.  I didn’t feel the freedom to wish or hope for something that wasn’t realistic.  I also didn’t want to conjure up some great dream of justice, that would look good on paper but not give me any life.  And so I didn’t let myself dream.  I didn’t let myself test the waters of impossibility or push the limits of reality.

But dreams don’t make sense.  And dreams are hopeful and wild.  Dreams think beyond what is possible and practical.  And so that’s what a dream is…a dream!

If I were to list out everything I dream about, you might think that I am a little naive or immature. But after talking with my friend and hearing her stories of God giving her dreams that are coming true, I want to try.  And I want to step outside of the box of what a “dream” is supposed to look like and begin exploring what I want.

So, here’s my list.  Judge me if you want, but after all I’m just dreaming…

I don’t want the 9-5 life.

I want my family to all live in the same city.

I want to focus my energy and life into raising a family.

I want to minister to the Lord in worship as my job.

I want to have a 24 hour prayer house, or live in one.

I want to have nice things…a beautiful house, a new car, clothes.

I want my own garden.

I want to see revival, and I want to be a part of it.

I want to influence nations for love, peace, and unity.

I don’t want business as usual.

I want a big yard with big dogs!

I want to travel often.

…many people may read this and think, “you can’t have it all!”  But today I’m starting to believe that my God is extravagant.  And I’m starting to believe that he has more for me than I can ask or think or imagine.  And I’m starting to believe that nothing is impossible.

This is not the end of my list.  It’s only the beginning.  And this journey is only the beginning to discovering the goodness of my heavenly father and his extravagant, outrageous, nonsensical love over me!

“The LORD you God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save;  he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love;  he will exult over you with loud singing.”

Zephaniah 3:17