Dreams and Visions – Sunday Devotional

And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions: and also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. ~ Joel 2:28-29

Is there any greater dreamer than a writer?

I’m not demeaning anyone’s dreams – each one is unique to every person, whether it is to see different lands, to be a mother, or to write a best-selling novel.  Perhaps it’s all of those.

But we writers have HUGE dreams, because for every wildly successful author, there are so many that don’t make it.

So what keeps us going?

Well, in my case, it’s the realization that I’m not simply telling stories – I’m being a witness.  If I don’t tell the stories in my head, no one will.  There is no one else who can do it the same way that I can.

I’ll be honest – not every story I write has a Christian theme to it.  Blood of Trees doesn’t, but it deals more with a struggle I went through when I was younger – finding my place in a world where I wasn’t entirely sure that I was ever supposed to exist.

But God knows all – He knew the mistakes that were going to be made that affected my existence, and He put a dream and a purpose into my life anyway.

No matter what – your age, your past, your present, and even your future – God has given you a purpose, and dreams and visions according to that purpose.

He has given you access to His very Spirit to enable those dreams.

So what are you (what am I) waiting for?