Dreamers in a Dying City
Date: Wednesday February 13th, 2019
Read: Habakkuk 2:1-3
God wanted to do great things in Abraham, and He wants to do the same for you. God gives us dreams for one purpose only, to glorify His name and to establish His ‘City’, the Kingdom of God.
In reaching for the dream, God never promised an easy road. He gives the dream, but the process can be long. At times you may feel like you’re travelling through an aimless desert, and it can get discouraging and lonely. But be encouraged! The promise is still sure. It will certainly come to pass, and you will not be ashamed (Hab. 2:3; Rom. 5:5).
Every city Abraham crossed, he experienced new attractions to make him stop, lose time and sight of the promise, and his desire for the dream. ‘Relax a little, you can continue next week.’ ‘You need to enjoy yourself too.’ ‘Take care of yourself first.’ But like Jesus, Abraham had a clear picture of the Kingdom. “Jesus knew that He had come from God and was returning to God” (Jn. 13:3).
Is your picture getting clearer? Are your friends making it clearer? Get that dream clear in your mind. It’s the only thing that will hold you until the end, especially when times get tough. Hebrews 11:13 says: “And they admitted they were aliens and strangers on earth.” They knew this world wasn’t it.
It is said that Swedish prisoners that travelled to America on the long and dangerous journey would ask their relatives for a reminder of the joys of the new world. ‘Tell me about the freedom daddy, because I’m seasick and I want to go home’. That’s the body of Christ. People that keep telling each other the dream. I dream for you today, you dream for me tomorrow.
What are you doing to keep the dream God gave you alive?