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I Have a Dream

January 20th, 2011 2 comments

One of my life verses, Psalm 37:4, highlights the importance of cultivating a heart that is alive and filled with holy desires. It reads, “Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you your heart’s desires.” (NLT)

As we make God the Supreme Object of our delight, our hearts begin to be transformed. The wounds, hurts and disappointments of the past are healed and washed away by our Father’s loving touch. As we grow in our love for Him we become more consumed with who He is and with what He is concerned about. Our desires become His desires. Our hearts begin to be filled with His dreams for filling the earth with His glory (Habakkuk 2:4). Healthy hearts have holy dreams and holy dreams change the world.

Consider the life of the great civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His famous speech, “I Have a Dream,” shared his vision for an America where his four children would one day “live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” This dream galvanized the hearts of a racially divided America and produced a movement committed to ending the curse of racism. None of this would have happened without a clearly articulated dream spoken from the lips of a human being. Dreams matter.