Not one of these people, even though their lives were exemplary, got their hands on what was promised. God had a better plan for us: that their faith and our faith would come together to make one completed whole, their lives of faith not complete apart from ours. Hebrews 11:39-40
I’ve often wondered why God gives us such big promises. Why plant dreams so big that they cannot be fulfilled in our lifetime? The answer is in this verse: turns out our lives of faith were not meant to be complete on their own. That means Abraham’s dream included Joseph and Joseph’s dream included Moses and Moses’ dream included me and my dream includes Tori and Tess and many others that I can’t see yet. God is using my dreams to shape me and draw me close to Him, yes. But He’s also using them to draw me close to others and to keep me focused on what’s coming behind me. In this way, we all become important pieces of an eternal strategy that is creating an army that will shake the gates of hell. This process keeps any of us from being able to write our own script.
Last year, my life was deeply impacted the book, Holy Spirit, by Maria Woodworth Etter. A powerful evangelist in the late 1800’s, her faith helped pave the way for women in ministry.
You can read a short bio here, but remember that her story is incomplete without yours.
Today I’m feeling just tickled pink to play a bit part in such a big dream.
P.S. Tomorrow? The end of productivity as you know it. Stay tuned!