God’s voice has been more clear to me lately, and one of the results has been that I now take a walk almost every morning. You see, I’ve known that I needed to do it and get more exercise, but finding the time has been difficult. Or rather, it was until two weeks ago when I was praying about it. I was (to be quite honest) sort of complaining to God about not having the time, when He stopped me with this:
You could take a walk in the time it takes you to play a game of Solitaire on your phone, and you find time every day to do that.
I’ve taken a walk every weekday since.
I like to talk to Him while I’m walking and listen to see if He’ll tell me anything. So this morning, as I walked past the house two doors down that’s empty, my imagination started running, “God, it would great if a family moves in who…” You know that kind of dreaming, right? You know just the sorts of neighbors you want. You know just the sort of people you want your kids to meet and make friends with. You know just the sort of people you want to meet and have as friends. At least we think we know.
“Not as good as I am.”
And He was entirely serious.
I laughed in delight at that! Where do I think I got my tendency to dream? From the One who said:
Let us make man in Our image. – Genesis 1:26
I’m not the only one who loves to dream of amazing things, for He said:
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11
The most wonderful part of it is this:
[He] is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think. – Ephesians 3:20
Unlike me, He has the power to make His dreams come to pass. All I have to do is use my freewill and give Him the sovereignty in my life so I’m not getting in His way.
“Many are the wonders You have done, the things You planned for us.” – Psalm 40:5