Dreaming God-Sized Dreams

Some say God is constantly making things new.

I think that’s only half the story.

God is still in the business of making new things.

Think about it for a moment. On such-and-such a day, God created the fill-in-the-blank. The story is likely familiar (for a gentle reminder see Genesis 1).

And on the seventh day, God rested. Well, what happened on the eighth day?

Did God push snooze? 
Did God put his designer paintbrushes in the attic? 
Did God finally decide that his role as creator was finished? Been there. Done that.

Doubtful. Why? Because creating is in God’s nature. It’s part of who he is and what he does. God cannot not create. That’s why there’s a promise of a new heaven and a new earth. That’s why Jesus talks about preparing a place for us. And that’s why God can say that the work he’s started inside of us doesn’t have an end. He’s constantly on the move—making things new and making new things.

It’s the way God is wired. And if we’re connected to him, then we can’t help but feel the occasional surge of energy and infusion of life that comes from the creator God. We can’t help but sense the holy hum of his presence and the invitation to join him in what he naturally, seemingly effortlessly, does.

We can’t help but dream God-sized dreams.

For some, that may mean stepping out on a thin limb of creativity and faith.

For others, it may be a matter a heart shift toward people or surroundings.

And for still others, it may be responding a startling moment of discovery.

But whatever your age and stage in life, that’s the heartbeat of the innovative life—recognizing that we are all called and created to be about the redemptive purposes of God. We’re meant to dream God-sized dreams.

This is an invitation to come alive and live the life you were designed to live. And when you do, you can’t help but encounter the wonder of God—those moments of spiritual awakening that make you long to know God more.

I have an artist friend named Keith. He says that when he’s in the creative process of his work, there are times the hair on the back of his neck stands up. He feels God’s presence in undesirable ways. And at times, his very work becomes a living prayer. During those God infused moments, you can’t help but wonder and stand in awe of what God is doing. 

He’s intersecting our lives.

Revealing Himself.

Uncovering yet one more layer of his nature.

Inviting us to come alive in him and live wonderstruck.