Week 36: Dreaming Dreams
Today’s Text: Joel
Key Text: Joel 2:28
And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people, your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days.
The LIFE APPLICATION BIBLE gives us the background on this haunting bit of Scripture:
Peter quoted this passage (see Acts 2:16–21)—the outpouring of the Spirit predicted by Joel occurred on Pentecost. While in the past, God’s Spirit seemed available to kings, prophets, and judges, Joel envisioned a time when the Spirit would be available to every believer. Ezekiel also spoke of an outpouring of the Spirit (Ezekiel 39:28, 29). God’s Spirit is available now to anyone who calls on the Lord.
Let that last sentence sink in a bit:
“God’s Spirit is available now to anyone who calls on the Lord.”
What does that really mean for you?
What does that say about the resources – the spiritual resources – the power – that is available to “anyone” who calls on the Lord for help?
It’s an amazing promise really, and it’s one that has been proven trustworthy time and time again.
So, in a world that seems to me to be ever more confusing and frightening, hold on to the promise.
Simply hold on to the truth that God’s awesome power, incomparable love, and deep, deep wisdom is available to you at any and all times that you need them – just for the asking.
If that doesn’t cause you to “dream dreams” I don’t know what will.