Outro to 2014, I think I’ve been encouraged to imagine. I need to stimulate my imagination of the better things God has in store for me. It is one learning i got from the book : “Relationships : A Mess Worth Making”
And the intro to going back to my Bible plans talks about daydreaming. I guess I’ve been lazy and discouraged enough like any other human cycle for drama before that I settled for whatever comes. Although easy acceptance and settling seems to be peaceful I guess it deteriorates the potential for JOY IN THE MOMENT.
Peace and joy together with love should be working in harmony. I should be day dreaming and stimulating hope. If my peace paralyzes me from enjoying what God has prepared for me for the day (which is not entirely for me but for everyone I interact with also), I break-even the power of the Holy Spirit in me. By break-even I mean I hinder the Holy Spirit to work fully in me.
If I do believe that the God I hold on to has a plan for me, indeed, then from where I stand (or sit as I type) I should be excited to confide with Him what I see – whether dark, glum or perfectly wonderful. And I should also be holding on to the fact that those darb and dark areas I see, He has already redeemed. And from that standpoint I should be day dreaming of what’s beyond.
The book is actually an encourager to invest on my relationship FIRST with God. The Lord of all love that encompasses any types of horizontal relationships encourages me to trust in Him. To entrust my daydreams and dreams with Him. Including the nightmares that go in the night dreams.
My God who understands human seasons also promises to be bringing in something new EVERY SINGLE day – new year or not. As the book compared the healthy day dreaming like this:
“If you have a vision for decorating your house, you buy decorating magazines and pore over them until you get the idea of what you want to do.”
In the same way, God pictures my life full and victorious, I know He has something in store for me beyond any possible mess. But I do need to get that magazine – to follow His blueprint, to dream His dream, to make His joy mine – that I may be able to enjoy ANY season without a wavering joy or peace. I need to get the idea of what He has in store for me. The blind spots I cannot look beyond on is free for my imagination to play on.
Intro to 2015 significant words : daydream, stimulate your imagination, trust God.