21 Days to the Manifest Presence of God: Day 18 (Dreaming With God)

This entry is part 17 of 22 in the series 21 Days to the Manifest Presence of God

Hello! Welcome to Day 18 of my series about developing an awareness of God’s presence! You can refer back to Day 1 if you’d like to know my backstory for the series.

I encourage you to read all the posts in the series if you are just joining us. Each day’s assignment builds on the previous assignments, and they are all vitally important! (Be sure to subscribe to receive my daily posts so you won’t miss anything.)

Today, we are going to talk about dreaming with God.

Living your life in God’s manifest presence is a lot like taking a walk with a friend. God is your Friend – the best Friend you have ever had and ever will have. But this Friend isn’t just like you. He’s not limited like you are.

He knows the route of your walk before you do.

This Friend actually holds all the power in the universe. He made you, and He actually has a plan for your life.

Jeremiah 29:11 tells us that it’s a great plan, too. It says, in the Amplified Bible, “For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.”

Related: God Has Not Forgotten You

John 10:10 tells us a bit more about the life God has for you. Jesus said, “The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).”

God has a plan for you that will give you an amazing life. It will be full of wonderful things. It will be full of joy, peace, welfare, and hope. You’re gonna love God’s plan.

That being said, don’t you want to know what God’s plan for you is?

In order to find out, you’ve got to dream a little. The cool thing is that God wants to dream with you.

What are your dreams for your life?

Have you ever made a list of life goals?

Have you ever thought you’d like to do some radical thing, then instantly squashed that thought and said to yourself, “That would never happen”?

Remember your dream. Reclaim that radical thought. It might be God’s exact plan for you.

Related: Dethroning Christian Myths (He Must Increase, But I Must Decrease) and YOU Are God’s Dream

Your assignment for today is to start a list of life goals.

And to write down on it everything you can think of that you’d like to do, even if you don’t think it could ever happen.

Remember, this is a list of life goals. You have years to decades in front of you. Your life in 10, 15, 40 years might look completely different than it does right now.

So write down all your dreams. You never know.

God wants to dream with you. It starts with the dreams He’s already placed in your heart.

More dreams will come along. God will give you additional dreams and thoughts as the years go by.

But start where you are right now.

And write them down.

What is one thing that is on your list of life goals? Will you share?

I’ll start: One of my dreams is to write for Christianity Today by my 35th birthday. So I’m starting now where I am: writing and blogging. (Stay tuned as I plan to post my entire list of life goals soon.)

How about you?

Related: Read the whole “21 Days to the Manifest Presence of God” series here!

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  1. Rafael-Olivier Somma says:

    I love this assignment. Just to write down our dreams doesn’t cost a thing. But who knows. The flapping of the wings of a butterfly can be the start of great things in life. The key thing as you said numerous times Jamie, is even if we don’t see, we must believe in the Word of God 🙂

    1. Out of your own mouth, brother. We must believe in the Word of God. And His Word says that He has plans for you–to give you hope and a future. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. That YOU are His dream. That He loves you, His heart beats for you, and eye has not seen nor ear heard the wonderful things the Father has laid up for those who seek Him. He loves you very much, and He has great plans for your life. I pray He would encourage you, pour out His goodness on you, and draw you closer to Himself than ever before today! Blessings!

  2. Maria Dimba says:

    My house, getting married, new car mercedes benz, my PhD, new Job/ business

  3. Be the best teacher of the Word I can be, led by Holy Spirit.

  4. Rhonda Renee LeMaster says:

    My dream is to move in the Prophetic gifts and to see the miraculous signs and wonders follow as I share the gospel on the streets. All for the glory of Yeshua!

    1. Hi Rhonda! Wonderful dream! Go for it! It doesn’t have to be just a dream; what are you doing to get equipped and to launch out in this area?

  5. Bianca M Cook says:

    my dream is to become a neonatal nurse….i have dreamed and always wanted to work with babies and young children since i was little…i would also like to help the homeless with personal items..and or food also in hopes of bringing some souls to the kingdom…most importantly i have always had visions of the end of the world and or judgement day since i was a child…i am now 30 ..and my visions come and go…i would love to have a better relationship with my heavenly father are closer walk and maybe one day be able to interpret and understand what my visions and dreams mean…..God is good and i know that he has a wonderful plan for my life and my families…just want to do all i can do to make my father happy…and win some souls for his kingdom…

  6. Thank you Jamie for this blog. I will also put my life goals out there. I dream is to return to Africa and work with the youth to help them see the plentiful resources that surround them. I will do that by venturing into agriculture. My dream is driven by scripture from Genesis 2:5 which talks about how no vegetation was on the land because God had not yet caused it to rain because there was no man to till the land. So in my dreams I am the man and I am saying to God let it rain. I will till the land and I will teach others this concept also.

  7. Carolyn Hagen says:

    My dream is that my children and grandchildren can enjoy their lives as I have. A life of freedom and gratitude knowing that my God is the ONE True God, living in a country that is founded based on the Word of God, and have strong family ties based on the Love of God.

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