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Day 9 is all about dreaming. I love how the author unpacks this verse from 2 Corinthians:
We take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Cor 10:5
I can relate when he talks about how we’ve taken this verse and always viewed it from the sinful side – get rid of those sinful thoughts and turn them over to Christ. But, that’s only half of the truth.
This verse is not just about capturing sinful thoughts and getting them out of our minds; it’s also about capturing creative thoughts and keeping them in our minds. It means stewarding every word, thought, impression and revelation inspired by the Spirit of God. (pg 60 – Draw the Circle)
Today’s reading about the dream factory made me think about something in the original Circle Maker book. Don’t worry or stress if you don’t have this book yet or haven’t read it – it’s OK 🙂 I’m gonna break it down for ya!
Early on in the book, Mark talks about The Jericho Miracle. Most of us know about how the Israelites followed God’s specific instructions to march around the city they were about to take. It seemed impossible, but the walls came tumbling down.
More than 1,000 years later, another miracle took place in the exact same spot as the first. Jesus was on his way out of Jericho and two blind men stop him begging for help.
So He stops and responds with a pointed question: “What do you want me to do for you?”
Seriously? Is that question even necessary? Isn’t it obvious what they want? They’re blind. Yet Jesus forced them to define exactly what they wanted from Him. Jesus made them verbalize their desire. He made them spell it out, but it wasn’t because Jesus didn’t know what they wanted; He wanted to make sure they knew what they wanted. (pg 24 – The Circle Maker)
The book goes on to say – what if Jesus were to ask you this very same question: What do you want me to do for you?
And this paragraph on pg 61, sums it up for me:
Now, I’m about to get real and vulnerable with this group. I did what the book told me to do last week. I sat down during one of my daily appointments and created a very specific dream list. I’ve been praying circles over this list every single day.
Please understand that I’m a work in progress and this is not perfect. And I’m not talking about name it, claim it. I just simply answered the question – what do you want me to do for you?
I realize that these are Starr’s dreams. I’m holding them up to God everyday. They may not all pan out exactly like I envision, and that is ok. I would rather have what God has planned for sure. This is my start of circling the dreams he has stirred deep inside my soul – this is the flip side of 2 Corinthians 10:5 in my life.
Would you dare to dream a little dream today? It’s Labor Day and hopefully you have an extra day to unrush a bit. Enjoy some time dreaming with the Lord.
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