Marriage Monday: I Have A Dream

I Have A Dream.  Four words that conjure up the essence of a visionary man.  Is there anyone who is not inspired by King’s contagious passion and hope for a different tomorrow?

But think about the concept of having dreams.  White space is necessary for the birth of big dreams.  Facebook isn’t exactly conducive to visionary thinking.  Constantly filling our heads with music, advertisements, and useless information has its cost.  I fear that if we don’t guard our hearts and minds, we won’t dream big dreams, and we are not called to trudge through life, resigned and dreamless.

So what are your dreams?  As the book, Built to Last, terms it, what are your big hairy audacious goals?  And who is helping you get there?  The Talmud says, “Every blade of grass has its Angel that bends over it and whispers, ‘Grow, grow.'”  What amazing imagery.  Even a blade of grass craves encouragement to grow?  Oh, I love that!  Because I believe that in our marriages we are that angel that bends over our spouse and lovingly says, “Grow, grow.”

I want Will to grow into a better person, more reflective of Jesus Christ, and obviously he wants the same for me, but what about specific goals?  Do I know what his big dreams are?  Am I helping him get there?  Does he know what my big dreams are?  Is he helping me get there?

May we spur one another on toward love and good deeds, achieving our big hairy audacious goals, and using all the gifts that God has given us (Hebrews 10:24, 1 Peter 4:10).

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