More than I want, more than I dream

9 07 2012

“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21 ESV

 

I am so thankful that I serve a God who is good. Each day I wake up and God is already at work, working out my day. Lately, I have begun a new practice in the mornings of acknowledging and thanking God for the fact that He is already working while I am sleeping. I am reading the book God is Closer Than You Think and it has inspired this new practice. In biblical times and still today in the Jewish faith, the day does not begin at sun up, but instead at sun down, allowing time for God to work while the rest of the world is at rest. Then when we wake up, we join Him in what He is doing, not the other way around. If we begin each morning by acknowledging our dependence on God, giving Him our worries for the day and inviting Him into each moment, we can train our minds to fall more in line with His will. His wants become my wants, His dreams are my dreams. Because God is the ultimate dreamer.

If you know me well, you know that I am a dreamer, mostly a day dreamer, and its easy for me to get lost in my own head pretty easily, for good or for bad. But each time I read this verse I am reminded more and more than no matter how big I dream, God is so much BIGGER. And I love that. I ask and ask and beg and plead for things and they do not always work out the way I want, and sometimes I think God has made a mistake.But God doesn’t make mistakes. I know with confidence and assurance that God can and will do more than I ever could dream up.

So I return to Him, asking Him to do a mighty work in me, to make my will surrender to His, to make my dreams pale in comparison to His dreams for me. God today am I asking for something great,and if it is your will, let it be done, and if it is not, give me a bigger dream that is not my dream but your dream for me.

 

In His love,

Stacey

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