The Bible tells us clearly that God dreams.
As a matter of fact, in Genesis, we see the beginning of the world, and how God created it. What’s clear is that God literally imagined—dreamed—the entire universe, then spoke it, and it was created. He thought it up before it actually became a reality. It was a dream in the mind of God.
Then, here’s the amazing thing: Genesis also says that we are created in the image of God. That’s an incredible truth to grapple with, but there’s more implications than we may have realized at first. We’re made in God’s image, meaning we also ought to dream!
As a matter of fact, that’s why the word “image” is a part of the root word of “imagine.” We’re created in God’s image; part of what that means is that God is calling us to dream. When the Holy Spirit fell on the Day of Pentecost, and filled the believers, it fulfilled the prophecy given by Joel. Take a look at the Scripture that Peter cites in Acts 2:17:
“‘And it shall be in the last days,’ God says,
‘That I will pour forth of My Spirit on all mankind;
And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
And your young men shall see visions,
And your old men shall dream dreams.’”
You are most like God when you are dreaming. When you are create, you are most like the Creator. Why? Because everything starts with dreaming. Nothing becomes a reality unless somebody first dreams it, thinks it up. Every great thing starts in the mind of someone else—meaning they have to dream it first.
What will you dream about today?