This line from “Pretty Woman” popped into my head this morning (from WAY back in the past) as I was journaling from Genesis 37, the story of Joseph and his Dreams. I know “Pretty Woman” isn’t the purest of movies (understatement here) but I have always loved rags to riches themes.
Genesis 37 isn’t completely pure either. We all pretty much know the story .
“Joseph had a dream” (Gen 37:5) In fact, Joesph had MULTIPLE dreams.
I can relate, I am a dreamer. Always have been since I was a little girl. My dreams have caused me to make some stupid mistakes but God has used my stupid mistakes to get me to places BEYOND my wildest dreams. I am still dreaming.
Joseph’s dreams, like most of us, did not go as planned. he was betrayed by the ones he trusted most. Been there-Done that.
“Throw him into that cistern–strip him—sell him” (Gen 37:21-28)
Can you relate??
There have been many times when I SAID or DID too much, too soon. When I shared my dreams with the wrong people. When I thought someone was a friend but got it WAY wrong. Not only were they NOT a friend but I was about to be pushed aside.
There have been many times when I felt rejected, abandoned, stripped and dumped. How about you??
This morning, as I sat in my prayer chair and reread this story, I asked God to speak to me about my dreams, but then, something happened. I try to do that, to spend prayer chair time just listening to God and capturing the words, messages, memories and moments that we share together. It doesn’t take long for my heart to be moved from point A to point B.
I am a friend of God. We talk. We walk down memory lane together. We smile. We plan.
I asked God this morning about my dreams. Before long, this is how I was praying…
“Tell me YOUR heart today Lord. Tell me YOUR secrets, YOUR plan, YOUR assignments, YOUR dreams for me (Ps 139). I want to hear YOU. I don’t want other things. I don’t want to dream of or chase anything but you. I want to REST in your mighty embrace and be carried into the places you have for me. Sometimes Lord, I feel caught between two worlds. Kind of like Joseph’s time in the pit. I feel caught between the world of my dreams and the world of my limitations, my age, my fears, my insecurities, My-My-My…
You Lord, are ageless, limitless. Your power and your plans transcend time, money, physical boundaries.
Carry me there lord. Carry me to the place of YOUR dreams“
Let me ask you a question…
What IS the dream God has planted in your heart?? Where is THE PLACE of His dreams for you??
Are you in the PIT or the PALACE right now?
What do you need to hear today to be encouraged??
I would love to pray for you.