Dreaming is an important part of the Christian life. Dreaming is not enough though. As Christians, we don’t just dream…we pray that our dreams are consistent with God’s will and that He would make them happen. We don’t just draw pictures of the future in our head and leave them there – we allow God to work through the gifts and talents that He has given us to make those dreams a reality. However, before we can lay out a path and ask God for his help in traversing it, we have to do a little Godly dreaming about how we would like things to be. That is what this post is all about. We all have dreams. These are the things I dream about.
I have a dream for my own kids. I dream about the days when they will live a life fully sold-out to Christ and bent on making sure that other people learn about him. A have a dream for my marriage. I dream about a marriage in which I lead and serve my wife as God intended. I dream about a marriage ordained by God that serves as a shining example of Jesus Christ and his church. I have a dream for my life. I dream that God would continue to work out his sanctifying grace in my life; that he would use my life to bring glory to his name; and that some day in the future I would hear “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
I also have dreams for the children’s ministry in my church and for kids in churches everywhere. I dream of a day when our children’s ministry is so God honoring that he will bless us with numbers of kids that we would think unfathomable right now. I dream of a day when volunteers will be lined up begging for an opportunity to help out in the children’s ministry. I dream of a time when the kids and leaders in our ministry are so bathed in prayer that they have to come up for air. I dream of a time when the members of our church view children and youth as the church of today that they are rather than the church of tomorrow.