When you use the phrase “living the dream” here in the United States of America, people think many different things. They think of having a job with lots of money, owning a boat, a nice house, a nice car, and a plethora of other things. Fat bank accounts and retirement accounts are also among these things that are a part of this “dream”. While for others, “the dream” consists of none of these things. I would be among those.
While I’m not rich by the world’s standards, I’m rich in Christ. I’m blessed with a wonderful family. I’m able to pay my bills. I have a dependable vehicle. My needs are met, and, on top of that, I get to do what God called me to do.
Today was one of those days that felt like a dream. I was able to baptize 4 people. God has led these precious people to our church within the last 3 months. They have been believers for quite a while but needed to take that next step. They have already found their place in serving in the church and in the community. They are passionate about the Lord and what He has for them. This is just a part of the dream. The other folks that have been faithfully attending and serving in this church for quite some time are excited about what God is doing. I watch them, week after week, welcome people into the doors like they have known them for years. They are a blessing to this pastor on a daily basis. God has been preparing this moment for quite some time, and I get to live in this community of faith with joyful contentment and expectation.
You may wonder if you will ever live the dream. When you live out the will of God, you can live the dream. The whole world could be crashing around you, and you can live with joy and peace because you know you are obeying God. There’s nothing like it! It begins by trusting Christ as your Lord and Savior and continues as you walk out your faith moment by moment. Walk in faithfulness to your Lord and live the dream.