All I have seen, I have learned to trust my Creator for all that I have not seen!!! I have often heard it said that God works in mysterious ways and I have to say from my own personal experiences in my life with my Father and in seeing how He works in the lives of those around me, that is indeed true!!! We can step out into life thinking that our life is headed in one direction to be surprised and realize that what we were thinking or dreaming, our Father had a bigger plan, a bigger dream for us, a dream that is divine!!! For example, I smile as I think about how it would be if we were setting out in life to create a rose from the scratch beginning. First of all, we would have to realize that we are incapable of doing so on our own. We would have to go obtain the start of what our Father has already created beforehand in order for us to plant it into the world that HE has created, to add HIS beauty to where HE has placed us in life, using the abilities HE has given to us to think about the dream of seeing the beauty of HIS rose in the place He has inspired us to plant it in the first place!!! That is just one aspect of how much we depend on our Father to enable us to be part of HIS dream in life for us each one!!!
Having said that, this be true: If we can even begin to dream it, God has had a dream before us and it is bigger than what we can even imagine, because He dreams it divine for us to dream it for His glorious outcome as we fix our eyes on Him!!! We can dream of creating a rose and we may want it instantly brought about by our own creation of it independently from our Father, but our Father’s dream for it is beyond us!!!
Part of our Father’s dream for us is to enjoy the experience of the process of us doing our part to make it a reality!!! He has already gone before us, works miraculously in the processes of us buying it, planting it, watering it, fertilizing it, pruning it in bringing the dream to blooming beyond what we could ever do by ourselves!!! Only He can make our dream grow and enable it to bloom out in a divine way!!! We could become frustrated in that we can not ourselves create the rose from start to finish and perhaps we could be frustrated in the humility of just doing the mundane tasks that lead to our Father’s glory, but that is as it should be!!! He is the King of glory!!! For it is not to us, but to His name the glory is to be!!!
It is a privilege and an honor to be able to do the supernatural of our Father working through us to enable us to experience the day to day process of seeing the dream our Father has created for us bloom out in the mysterious ways that are only known to Him to accomplish it!!! As we partner with our Father in letting Him do His part and us doing our part as He leads us, together we can experience the beauty and sweet aroma of the BIG dream of our Father’s glory being realized in the world as He works with us, in us, through us and all around us in “razzle dazzle” ways beyond us that just out sparkle and out shine anything we could ever dream of accomplishing for ourselves in our lives!!!
How ever He brings us through the journey of life, this we can trust in – if He is calling us to join Him in a dream, He will provide what is needed to realize it, show us our part in it and there can be joy in each step of the process of bringing Him glory because each step is divine and part of His purpose and passion that He has created for us!!! Because His dream for us is given to us by Him, it will be what our heart is passionate about and as we journey with Him through it, our hearts will be joyful knowing we are where we are supposed to be and doing what it is we were meant to do in life!!! Oh that just makes a smile bloom!!! Sooo happy to be partnering with our Father in His dream for me!!! What dream has He given to you, dear one??? What steps is He calling you to take in the process of bringing Him glory where you are today???
We should not dismiss what may seemingly be looked upon as ridiculous things our Father may call us to do. They may not always make sense to others or meet their immediate approval, but God’s ways will prove best every time as we follow through with His heart for us!!! I love this song here that talks about trusting our Father in our lives to do what brings Jesus the glory!!! It begins with a dream that He gives to us and then He guides us with each step of the process to live out the BIG dream of what will bring Him glory and it will be in a way that makes us smile as we join our hearts in carrying out His will, His plan and His purpose for us each in life!!! For this is His promise to us:
“I know the plans that I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
“For it is God who works in us to will and to act according to His purpose.”
Philippians 2:13 NIV