Tuesday, June 18, 2013
In the beginning of your relationship, you and your then future husband talked... a lot....about your dreams for the future. You listened intently to his visions for his life and you listened and and shared your own dreams about what you envisioned your life would be. You both decided to share that dream. That future. What was that future you dreamed about? Are you living it? Probably not. Maybe part of it has come true. Part of it has not. You couldn't forsee financial setbacks, sickness, the responsibiity of children, being disappointed in one another...... etc.
That Scripture reminds us of something... (whether you believe we are in the Last Days or not.) It tells us something about God and The Spirit of God. It tells us that when God pours out His Spirit in a final attempt to reach the world with His love...people will begin to see visions and dream dreams.
Isn't it something that the verse didn't say that when the Holy Spirit was poured out..
.... people would get holier...
.....people would get powerful..
.....people would get right with God.
The pouring and drenching in the Holy Spirit of Holy God causes people to dream dreams again.. and to have a vision for the future again... and to speak words of what God is going to do in the future.
When the Holy Spirit is poured out......people dream big dreams.. people have big visions......people. see what God can do. People see what God will do.
When God pours out His Spirit on a marriage, that couple sees what God can do. What God WILL do. Don't miss that point....
A Holy Spirit drenched couple NEVER STOPS dreaming.. NEVER STOPS having a vision.. never stops speaking out loud about what God can and will do.
Have you stopped dreaming together? Have you stopped remembering the hope you had for your future? The hope you had in the Lord?
"Hope deferred makes the heart sick but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life." (Proverbs 13:12)
Let's face it... none of us gets out of here without feeling some pain... without enduring the unendurable... but let me ask you something:
Does a couple stop dreaming because of a difficult marriage or does a difficult marriage come because a couple stops dreaming?
I have noticed that joyless couples are dreamless couples.
Stop. Stop. Stop.
Take the time to dream again.
Get a cup of coffee (or tea, or water) and sit somewhere and talk to your husband about those first days. The dreaming days.
I'm not saying to try to accomplish those early and possibly immature dreams..
But... when was the last time you had a dream of your future?
Why did you stop talking about the future in the middle of your every day?
There's nothing holy about being dreamless drones.
When you were his girlfriend and not his wife and he shared his big dreams.. did you say, "OH GROW UP !! You want to do what? You want to go WHERE??? Get back to reality."
Stop.. Stop with the everyday barking of orders.
Stop...Stop with the eye on the past and the failures.
Stop...Stop... Stop thinking what's done is done and that you cannot undo what's done.
LET. HIM. DREAM. AGAIN.
And watch him come back to life again..
Yes.. I said.. LET HIM.
Nothing kills a man's dreams quicker than a wife who reminds him of reality.
The Holy Spirit will restore our ability to focus on what God can and WILL do.
Let that husband of yours know that you love his dreams.
And MOST importantly that you want to hear them, and believe them, and you want to HELP HIM MEET those dreams. Hmmmm...
Helpmeet. A wife should help her husband meet his dreams.
In the beginning you dreamed dreams together.
You talked about your dreams.. together.
DO THE THINGS YOU DID AT FIRST.
Dream them again.
Dreaming dreams and having visions is a HOLY SPIRIT thing.