Have You Ever Dreamed WITH Jesus?
I’m on my 3rd of 4 red-eye flights (yup all in 1 night) sitting next to a new friend, Mahealani. We’re sitting here talking about our great hopes and dreams for our lives. These are the things that often keep us going and help us move forward. Mahealani is also a Jesus follower and ultimately just wants her life to count.
Do you know this story for yourself? Do you dream? Some of us have HUGE dreams, and others say that they don’t really dream much at all. Either way, we all have hopes in our lives and want our lives to count. We all have unfulfilled expectations of how our lives were supposed to turn out. What’s our role in making these things happen and what’s God’s role?
How much dreaming have you done WITH God. I often think of the Brother Lawrence book and phrase, “Practicing The Presence Of God”. Really, that idea and practice is part of the impetus for this 10000Minutes blog. Why not practice doing everything WITH Jesus, as if He has something to say about it.
How different would our hopes and dreams be if we did them WITH God instead of on our own?
In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps. Proverbs 16:9
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10
We have hopes and dreams for ourselves, our kids, our friends, and for our families. This may feel strange for some of us and totally exhilarating for others, but either way, would you join us in the practice of dreaming WITH Jesus?
EXPERIMENT: All week long, as we practice doing everything WITH Jesus, let’s write down (in a journal or a note on your phone) our hopes and dreams for ourselves, and others, from seemingly insignificant to the massively impossible! I’m actually even more excited about the next practice that we’ll do once we identify these!
What are you learning as you do this?