The size of your dream

By Dave Henning / September 30, 2016

“The size of your dream may be the most accurate measure of the size of your God.”- Mark Batterson

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory . . .”- Ephesians 3:20-21

As Mark Batterson begins Chapter 2 (“A Dream Within a Dream”) of Chase the Lion, he emphasizes that this book calls people to repent of their small dreams and equally small God.  In addition, Chase the Lion dares Christians to go after a dream bigger than they are.

Although we categorize finites as big/small, easy/difficult, or possible/impossible, our infinite God sees all finites as equal.  Therefore, Jesus’ resurrection on the third day deleted the word impossible from our dictionary.  Hence, Pastor Batterson encourages:

” . . . quit focusing on the five-hundred-pound lion.  Fix your eyes on the Lion of the tribe of Judah.”

Furthermore, Mark asserts, impossibility now becomes a temporary problem.  Thus, you must do more than simply read Chase the Lion.  You must believe in the possibility of your dream!

Edgar Allen Poe published the poem “A Dream Within a Dream” in 1849.  The last stanza poses this question: “Is all that we see or seem but a dream within a dream?”

Pastor Batterson answers that question with a  ‘yes’.  God gifted imagination to the dreamers He created.  Your gift back to God is your dream.

In conclusion, Mark describes the work of the Holy Spirit in this process:

“The Holy Spirit . . . implants dreams deep within the human spirit. . . . He also extracts dreams that have been dead and buried for decades, bringing them back to life.  And He can do it in a thousand different ways.”

Today’s question: Does the size of your dream accurately measure the size of your God?  Please share.

Tomorrow’s blog: “Criticize by creating”

About the author

Dave Henning

Leave a comment:

Call Now Button