Last weekend I had a delightful conversation with a high- school graduate. With great energy and enthusiasm she described her dreams of going to college and becoming a teacher. Young people, between the ages of 18 and 25 who are making plans for their futures fascinate me. Their visions and dreams are pure and untainted by the realities of life. Their words are seasoned with passion and intensity.
As we grow older, we tend to let our dreams fade. Realities have made us tired, and we think that dreaming requires too much work or effort. Yet life is empty without dreams.
Through the power of the Holy Spirit, God fuels us with dreams and visions. We live in the day of the Risen Lord, and because He is alive among us, His Spirit remains in the world, filling believers with the vision and dreams of God. In Joel 2:28 God says, “I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.”
All who believe in Jesus’ resurrection and the Spirit are filled with the eternal life of God. When God fills us with His dreams and visions they are not just for this world but for the world to come. Our dreams will not fade because our bodies grow weak or tired. In God we will always be dreamers, and He will make those dreams real through the Spirit.
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Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.
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