What do you dream about?
I have often heard/read how King Solomon was asked by God for anything he wanted... ANYTHING he wanted...
and Solomon chose wisdom, wisdom to govern the people that God entrusted to him.
There was one thing that I always missed when reading that part of history. This all occurred while King Solomon slept... WHILE HE SLEPT!
That might not seem extremely profound to you, but to me it was significant. I don't know about you, but for myself, the thing(s) that I am focusing on the most in my life or even sometimes the thing(s) that I am not receiving in my life (probably b/c I am focusing on NOT receiving them) I will dream about. I am talking about the inner most thoughts... sometimes the uncontrolled thoughts that go on while we sleep.
King Solomon said this to God... “You have shown great kindness to your servant, my father David, because he was faithful to you and righteous and upright in heart. You have continued this great kindness to him and have given him a son to sit on his throne this very day. 7 Now, LORD my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David. But I am only a little child and do not know how to carry out my duties. 8 Your servant is here among the people you have chosen, a great people, too numerous to count or number. 9 So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?”
Even while he slept, he was humble... humbled that God chose him to serve, humbled that he really didn't know what he was doing and wanted help and guidance. And, while he slept, he asked for wisdom!!!
So, I ask again... what do you dream about?
I know for myself, the nights that I go to bed with praises to my King on my lips and in my thoughts are what I will dream about at night... I wake up with a song on my lips! I start off the day praising the Lord Most High! :)
When I really press in to what God wants for my life... bringing others to His awesomeness, forgiveness, love, joy, peace... I dream about exactly that.
But, when I am surrounding my thoughts with things that are totally unrelated to Him, to His goodness and mercy, sometimes even negative things or worries in my life, I will dream about those. Please don't get me wrong... I am practicing my choreography for the TurboKick round I am going to teach and sometimes I go to bed thinking about the moves that I will use in class... it's not that this is a bad thing to dream about...
what it really boils down to is this...
Where are our thoughts... are we worried, are we disorganized in our thinking, have we lost our way,
are we keeping our eyes on His calling, are we keeping our eyes on what the Word says about us and our situations, are we keeping our eyes on His LOVE AND MERCY?!?!?!?!?
I know how I am going to go to bed tonight... with praise on my lips and a smile on my face b/c I KNOW whose MIGHTY hands I am in!!!! Because I know that the Lord speaks to me even while I dream!
What are you going to dream about, my friend?
thanks Pastor Richard for an amazing lesson!