In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. (Acts 2:17, NIV)
EXACTLY WHAT are the dreams in our lives? They should be the same as the first Christians because we live in the same time: the last days. The dreams were and are for all people: every race, gender, class, and age group. The dreams are about God's will working in the lives of`every human being.
Synonymous with visions and prophesy, the dreams relate to God's Word. The Bible is God's Word, but it is like a map which is not the same as the territory itself. We do not dream dreams if we restrict God's Word to rules on how to conduct religious ritual because the territory is more vast than that.
The Bible gives us big dreams. When we live in Christ, we walk in His power and act according to His desires. Every person we meet or job we have offers opportunities to express His love. As we offer our time, our prayers, our listening ear to those who need Christ, we will many times experience a profound sense of being "in sync" with God.
Seek the first possible opportunity to act on every good resolution you make.
Dear God, help me to dream Your dreams and to experience more Your will working in my life. In Jesus' name. Amen.
- ROGER CHAPMAN, Bowling Green, Ohio
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