“Where there is no revelation, the people cast of restraint;”
Proverbs 29:18, NKJV

Florida is a great place to live. I am a native of south Florida; born, raised, and currently living here, as well. In choosing a college to attend, I chose to get as far away as possible from flat land and hot weather. I chose the Pacific Northwest and Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington.

In my freshman year, my dorm room looked out on Mt. Rainier and its majesty. From that time on, I have dreamed of Mt. Rainier. I have decided to climb the mountain – all 14,410 feet of it. The information from the guide service keeps stressing that it is impossible to be in too good a shape for this climb. Consequently, I have been working out regularly to get this middle-aged body into shape.

I am pushing myself to be ready for the challenges of my adventure. I am disciplining myself by working out by myself, as well as with the group of people that I have encouraged to join me in this quest.

Life is a lot like my dream to climb that mountain. We all have dreams. We need dreams. Dreams give us purpose, direction, excitement, and hope. I believe God wants us to dream. He wants us to dream big dreams. Michaelangelo, the great artist, prayed, “God, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.”

What are your dreams? God wants you to dream. When we dream, I believe we begin to become the person that God created us to be. As Christians, we thank God for His dream of not allowing sin to separate us from Him. Following Genesis 3, the Bible is the story of God’s dream, and God’s plans to reunite Him and us in fellowship and harmony. Thank God for His dream and thank God for our dreams!

Question: Write down one of your dreams, and pray about that dream, and give it over to God.