“When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father,” (Ephesians 3:14, NLT)
Each day I set aside time to think and dream. It’s the most productive time of my day. I dream, search the scriptures, and do my my best to pray according to God’s will and promises. I dream about people that I’m praying for that complete recovery. Today, there were three people in particular that I was praying for. I just imagined Jesus healing them; whether through His Word, His touch, or through the ministry of a physician. The results I leave in His hands and will.
Sometimes, I dream about someone that hasn’t yet come to faith in Christ. I imagine the Word of God at work in their hearts. It’s encouraging to pray according the Word of God. It’s motivating to know that the Word of God is at work in their lives.
What I dream about in those times would take more time than perhaps you would like to know. But it is important to know that I also try to do some critical thinking. Critical as discerning something of importance. Critical as examining a faceted stone from various angles.
When I think, I always pray. Praying enables me focus upon God’s will being done in God’s way as Jesus taught us to pray; for example, when Jesus said, “Thy will be done on earth as it in heaven.” If I want to think from heaven’s perspective, then I must pray for heaven’s perspective. When I do that, I’m always reminded of the astonishing love of God for us in Christ. Even the Apostle Paul, with his tremendously disciplined mind, said, “When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father.” (Ephesians 3:14)
You see, when I dream, think, and pray, I’m always reminded of God’s amazing love shown to us in Christ Jesus. I must kneel and I must bow in grateful submission to His sovereign and loving will.
“But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!) For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus.” (Ephesians 2:4–6, NLT)