Oct 8, 2008

What Kind Of Dreamer Are You?

Well conference last week was the bomb! Ps Chris Hill was a real treat! In fact Ps Nick got so excited during one of Ps Chris Hill's messages that he went and pounded on the stage!

What a great time of refreshment, but I must admit though... I do love being back at home.
Espesially cool was the launch of our new series this last week in the 6pm called Hanging Out. (Big ups to Rebekah Powell for the amazing stage design!)

In this series we are looking at what community is all about, how to survive and thrive as we do life together.
If you missed the first instalment you can grab that from the podcasting section of the Eastside website.
(Let me just reinforce here that you don't need an ipod to download the podcasts... they are simply in an MP3 format and can be played on your PC, MP3 players, iphones, etc.)
Let me give you a great quote from Ps Simons message this last week:
"The setting aside of time and setting aside of personal wants and desires and bearing with each other means that community is hard work.
As a result many people love the idea of community more than the experience of community."
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Like I said, if you missed the message by Ps Simon you will want to click HERE and get a copy of that message.

Getting back to the National conference that I started this whole conversation with... one of the speakers Ps Kumar had a few great points on 5 different types of dreamers:
  1. No Dreams
  2. Low Dreams
  3. Wrong Dreams
  4. Fake Dreams
  5. God's Dreams
What really stuck out to me is this whole idea of Fake Dreams...
Haven't we all met people who:
  • Want to feed entire villages of poor people in Africa someday... and yet this day they don't even feed one.
  • Want to preach to thousands someday... but this day will not even run a life group.
  • Want to see their community won for Christ... but won't even speakabout Christto their neighbour this day.

The list could go on... and on... and on and on!

What practical steps have you taken towards fulfiling the dreams and desires that God has placed on your heart?
Whats stopping you from taking some action?
Are your dreams simply fake dreams... or are they God's dreams?

Let me end with this last thought... could a God dream become a Fake dream... simply because we fear / refuse to act?

Let me know your thoughts...
Godspeed & Kaizan


Anonymous said...

I think we can 'miss the boat' if we refuse to act for whatever reason. I'd also suggest that our God dreams can become fake dreams because we have too narrow a view of context and method. I have a dream and had an idea how it was supposed to look. God has shown me that He knows best and if we will bend, what He has to do with our dreams is even bigger and better than we envisioned and dreamed on our own. :-)

Clive Smit said...

That is a really great thought...
I totally agree... sometimes we are just too descriptive of how we think things should pan out... and so we don't follow the route that God has for us.