Do you like to dream about what will happen in the future? Jabez did, David did and we do…sometimes. But how big are our dreams?
1Chron 17 David had a dream to build a house for God. God wanted to build a dynasty with David as its beginning. Although David at first may have felt like his dream was shattered and that is our feeling sometimes too when God says no. Yet when Nathan shared God’s dream David was overwhelmed and he went in and sat before the Lord. What do you do when God says your dream is just not big enough? God sometimes says I have greater plans, plans you cannot even imagine. Jeremiah wanted the Israelite captives to know what God had in mind for them at the end of their captivity which was just what he had told David. “For I know what I have planned for you,’ says the Lord.”
God said: I have planned, I have plans, I have plans.
Did you grab that? God is a future thinker! Are you, am I?
For David, as a former shepherd, it was mind-boggling to think that God wanted to bless him. As David listened he was overcome with praise. He sat before the Lord and poured out his praises.
What do you do when God reveals His plans for you and your family? Do you stop to adore him and praise Him with a humble overflowing heart? Is your dream too small? Why not dream like God does?