Yesterday, I made a plea for Christians to start dreaming BIG dreams when it comes to making an impact in the Kingdom of God (click here to read yesterday’s post). Just as we dream of accomplishing BIG things in our personal lives, we should dream of accomplishing much bigger things in our spiritual lives. We need Christians to step up and dream God-sized dreams. Until we dream big like this, the church will never truly accomplish all God intended for her to accomplish.
What I would like for you to consider today is very simple; what God-sized dreams are you dreaming? What is it right now that you are thinking about doing for the sake of the Kingdom of God that others might consider “ridiculously insane?” What’s stopping you from making your dream a reality? Consider the following verses Jesus spoke to His disciples:
• “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20)
• “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts
• “Then he said to his disciples, the harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”
• “You have heard that it was said, you shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” (Matt. 5:43-44).
• So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” (Matt. 7:12)
When you read those words of Jesus and think about what it is that He is saying, you can’t help but notice that each of those verses mentions an action that non-Christians and unbelievers might think is impossible. How can Jesus expect His followers to make disciples of all nations on the earth? How can He expect God to raise up more people in this day and age who are willing to give up what they are accustomed to in order to live and work in another country preaching the Gospel? Does Jesus really think a person can love their enemies to the extent that they are willing to pray for them? Did He actually think His followers could treat people, not the way they treated them, but the way they wished/wanted people to treat them?
You see friends, Jesus spoke the previously mentioned words to His followers because He fully expected them to accomplish those tasks. Jesus didn’t have small dreams for His people; He dreamed great BIG God-sized dreams. This was not based on wishful thinking on His part, but on the true belief that His people, Christians, could actually make these dreams a reality. Jesus dreamed BIG and expected achievement.
The very thing I am writing about today has been on my heart for some time now. I’m tired of just coasting by “hoping” to make an eternal difference here on earth. It’s time I started dreaming of all the ways I “CAN” make a difference for the Kingdom of God. It’s time this guy here started dreaming God-sized dreams. Will you join me in this endeavor?
I would love to hear from you about your God-sized dreams. What are you dreaming of doing to make an eternal impact that others might consider crazy or impossible? What can we do collectively that can only be accomplished with the help and strength of God?
Now stop dreaming and go out and do something about it! The early church did.
Now that’s Something to Think About!