Once again, my kids have been teaching me what it is to be in relationship with Father God! We recently went to look at a piece of land with a view, thinking of possibly purchasing it! My husband and I stood on the land, heavy with the burden of the big decisions of the moment. My kids, however, were intensely excited, walking around the plot dreaming of where things would be, the animals they would have, what their rooms could be like, they had no problem with dreaming and dreaming big!
My first reaction was to be British and settle their imaginations right back into reality to protect their little hearts from any kind of disappointment they might encounter for the off chance that they wouldn’t have a slide going from their bedroom to the swimming pool! Ha!
I felt the Father stop me and say, “Let them dream, you should try it sometime.”
It is a comment I have reflected on since and in James 4:2 it says, “You do not have, because you do not dream of what could be.”
So here I stand, realizing there are so many invitations from the Lord in this season, but He is waiting for me to paint the picture with the dreams of my heart. I do not need to be afraid of them not happening, they do not hold weight in that way.
They can be big and wild and totally extravagant and impossible. I think those ones are His favorite!
So, I started small today. I got out of the car and walked towards my office. I said to the Lord, “I would love a coffee today!”
Shortly after, a friend approached me, “coffee?”, He asked.
I felt the Father smile down at me, “Was that so hard?” he asked.