2016 – Anchored
Anchored… To God’s Vision
“Igniting God’s vision starts with being more acutely aware of God’s presence in your life.” — Steven Furtick
Shortly after our second son was born, my wife Sarah began to talk about having more children. Before we got married we had talked about having only two kids. So when she asked me what I thought about having more, I replied, “Let’s stick with two, like we planned!” Then she shared about her encounter at a M.O.P.S (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers) meeting where the speaker talked about seeking God for your life. During her message, she said that people often ask God for direction in all areas of their life, but often don’t ask God about how many kids He wants them to have. This led Sarah to pray and ask God how many kids He would like for us to have.
Without telling anyone that she was praying, her mom had a dream. In the dream, she could see Sarah at a playground with four kids, three of their faces could be seen, but she could not see the face of the fourth child.
This dream was the answer that my wife was looking for. It took some convincing, but I agreed to grow our family from two kids to four. Although we agreed to four children, Sarah felt like she was only going to have three pregnancies. So we thought we were going to have twins on our third pregnancy. When we didn’t have twins, we looked to the dream and knew that adoption was in our near future.
This dream was the exact answer that we needed. It guided us in the direction of our family. When our understanding of the dream didn’t happen, the dream became clearer and guided us through a time of what could have been a great let down or confusion.
CALL TO ACTION
Select an area of your life in which you would like to receive clarity. Write it out in your journal and begin to pray about it everyday this week.
As you pray, read about those whose lives were changed by God speaking to them:
- Day 1: Samson, Judges 13:3-8
- Day 2: Samuel, 1 Samuel 3:1-15
- Day 3: Mary, Luke 1:26-38
- Day 4: Joseph, Genesis 37:5-40
- Day 5: Cornelius and Peter, Acts 10