Today’s Reading: 2 Kings 1:1-2:25 (additional reading: Psalm 139:1-24 and Proverbs 17:19-21)
I have always been a bit of a dreamer or as I like to phrase it a planner. I dream about ways in which God could move, projects that could be started, lives that could be transformed. I have often been told (by myself and others) that theses dreams and plans seem impossible. Yet, as I have begun to see them unfold, I have been struck with the littleness of my dreams. I am reminded that even those things that I think to be massive and almost impossible are easy for God.
As I see the ease in which dreams which God lay in my heart come to pass, I am in awe of how small my dreams have been in comparison to the Greatness of God. We must dream bigger because God is bigger than our dreams. In other words, there is no dream, no desire, no prayer, or no goal that is bigger than our awesome God!
- For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; – Psalm 103:11
- For since the world began, no ear has heard and no eye has seen a God like you, who works for those who wait for him! – Isaiah 64:4
Elisha was a dreamer. He follows Elijah everywhere. Why? He had a dream of being like his mentor. Even when Elijah tries to turn him away Elisha stays put! He had a dream and he wasn’t going anywhere.
Today it may be that God is calling you to do something bigger than you can imagine yourself being able to do: an impossible dream. You may have been thinking for the last few weeks about what God wants you to do. For some of you, it may be a bigger thing than what you want to deal with. Big things almost always intimidate us. Often big things produce fear and even a paralyzing effect.
But we can learn from Elisha that God will empower you for that which He calls you and God will fill you with His Spirit and even give you a double portion of what was before.
How do your self-beliefs limit God?
What dreams has God placed in your heart?
Father, Thank You that Your plans for use are big and good. Thank You that even while we don’t have strength by ourselves, You are more than able. Help us to trust and follow You. In Jesus’ name, Amen