I discovered the other day, some mix-tapes I had put into the center console of my car last summer. For those who don't know "mix-tapes", this was how we listened to our favorite songs from albums on cassette, long before iTunes and the ability to buy your favorite song for $1.99 or the entire album on CD. (to this day, I prefer having the album in hand, and don't buy an album, unless I'm certain, I'll like a super-majority of the songs)
At any rate, the mix-tape currently playing in my factory BOSE in-dash CD changer/cassette stereo, is White Heart. I've forgotten just how great a song Lovers & Dreamers comes through with power. (interesting enough, from the album titled Powerhouse) So impactful, I thought I had a prayer post a while back using the song title as the blog title, but alas, I haven't found it. (end long intro)
The chorus talks about "needing lovers of the Light" and "dreamers with Heavenly sight".
Indeed, these are the days, where it is becoming increasingly important to draw all the closer to God... not out of fear for the unknown, but out of love for who He is. For His love. For His forgiveness, grace and mercy. New every morning. Not based on merit or socioeconomic status, nor education, political affiliation or denominational membership.
Likewise, the believer is in the world, but not of the world. We are re-born; of the Spirit. Therefore, we should not dream as the world dreams, but of what is possible. With God. Creator of the universe. Creator of the complexity of man. Creator of the more complex woman. (smile... God knew what would happen if He left us guys on our own)
It's easy to talk ourselves out of dreams. Why it can't happen. Why it won't work. Why it won't get supported. Why it won't get liked, shared and followed.
Most instances in Scripture, man felt inadequate for what God wanted Him to do. He kept calling for people to think beyond themselves. Except for Gideon. There was a method to the madness, if you will, in God scaling back the armed forces to a mere 300. But by and large, what God desires to accomplish is beyond our finite comprehension. Hence, we need dreamers... to dream bigger. With Heavenly sight.
As God is not willing that any should perish, but all should come to repentance through Jesus Christ, the mission field needs it's doers to dream...BIGGER. With the vision of heaven.
Pray, this #missionsFriday, that missionaries would dream... BIGGER. May God grant them fresh vision and insight from heaven as to what God would desire to accomplish in and through their operations. May God intervene to provide a new level of favor, with public officials, with individuals, resources and finances. Pray God would give them a greater level of faith, strength and stamina to endure the challenges and difficulties they face... and to so with higher levels of wisdom, discernment and insight as they share the message of Christ and the truth of God's Word to the people groups that they serve.
May we draw bigger pictures! May our dreams rise to meet the greatness of our God, who is able to supply all our needs according to His riches and glory... beyond what we can ask or imagine.; before we know what we have need of; believing all things are possible with Him.
May many be added daily to the church, those are being saved. For the cause of Jesus Christ.
Just a man, attempting to fulfill God's plan. Husband, Dad, Dreamer. Blogger.