It’s Five Minute Friday and today’s word is “Imagine”
Some new thoughts and new dreams have been stirring in the heart this week even in the midst of some personal concerns. There was a beautiful morning on the porch, in the Word, in conversation, listening…and dreaming.
And that dreaming came from a Source other than my own. Reminding me…
“God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.” (Ephesians 3:20 The Message)
I was asked once,
“Do I have a personal mission that’s independent of circumstances?” That if you had nothing to hold you back and it would come true, what would it be?
Jesus had a personal mission: Everything God wants Me to do is redeeming.
God put that mission in His Son’s heart. Jesus’ goal wasn’t to solve all the problems in the world. His goal was to bring everyone to a relationship with His Father.
We have a choice to make: Life can be a mystery to unfold or life can be a problem to solve.
God is so much more than our problem solver. He gifts us, His children, with imagination and dreaming. Every young child imagines and has superhero and princess imaginations. They don’t have problems to solve or circumstances to worry about. They just relish in their imagination and dreams. And we are God’s children and He wants us to relish in dreams, too.
Over my head at my nook are the words “She knew who she was in Christ and she dared to dream big.” So, I’m going to continue to do a little imaging and dreaming…and then have to step in faith that the needs to make them happen will be given as a gift from the only One who gives us those dreams.