Speaking with boldness into this culture

“We both had dreams,” they answered, “but there is no one to interpret them.”
Then Joseph said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell me your dreams.” (Gen. 40:8)

We don’t like dreams very much. We chalk it up to what we ate last night.

But this culture is shifting. There is a realization that we can’t explain everything with scientific reason. There are movements beyond our control. So, people may dream some dreams and be interested in what it may mean.

Are we willing to be open to the Spirit of God to aid us in those moments? Can we trust the Spirit like Joseph trusted God?

This is a day we can speak boldly into our culture. Are we ready?

Goals are dreams with deadlines — um, no

 

It’s a very Western saying. We tend to not like dreamers. Dreamers don’t get anything done. They sit around and, well, dream.

We can’t wait that long! We need a PLAN!

Dreams in the Bible were different. For Abraham, he had a dream. If he had put a deadline on it, he would have settled with Ishmael.

For Joseph, his deadline wouldn’t have been 13 years out and wouldn’t have involved slavery and prison.

We don’t want to just “dream.” We DO want to hear from God. And then we need to understand it is our faithful walk with God that will keep the dream alive, and then we realize we can allow that dream to go past even the deadline of our own lives.

Abraham never saw that “nation” God promised. It didn’t stop him from dreaming. That deadline wasn’t up to him. It was up to God.

Dream God’s dreams. Don’t give up. Walk with him. Let those dreams stir again.