The starting point to faith is nothing. Faith itself is a mustard seed but it springs up from zero.
It’ll give you a buzz, this belief that is senseless. I want to take a ride on it. Put my dreams on it and let it play out. Truthfully, the feeling of being up there, or out there, comes from being in a mentality that’s hanging out in a confident place. One that doesn’t even exist yet, except in my heart in mind. I can see and I can touch what is possible. I’m aware of the fact that I need to align myself to God and His desires. Still, you know, those dreams…. I’m going to toss up all kinds of prayers. Indulge in hopes that may come true. Why do we have to settle for what’s possible? The impossible, that’s what faith is for; what it’s made to tackle.
The possibilities, they have no need for faith.
I’m aiming for the untouchable. I’ve thought and imagined all kinds of things. For my children, their future, their lives, my family. I’ve visualized some “out there” things for other areas of my life. For my heart, the map of my presence in this world, and my purpose. My belief specializes in envisioning even the stupidly not possible scenarios. I have to. This place will kill your confidence. Faith breaks through the barriers of the present and gives flight to the unbelievable. I’ve seen it happen. The ancients saw it too. I’m so convinced that God is okay with all kinds of prayers. Like I said, lining up our hearts with His is essential, but sometimes you just don’t know, so you keep praying, being ready for a “no”. Yet, you won’t know unless you dream and ask. You pray:
“‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.” Matthew 6:9-10
You let the Spirit of God lead, but you don’t suppress your own heart. You express your hopes, and then you wait.
“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.” Ephesians 6:18
He will accomplish what’s best. And when the desires of our hearts conflict, He still steps in to help with that. It’s not effortless. No lie, it can be hard to accept, but God is so good. If I pour my dreams out to Him, He’ll fulfill what He decides is best. Sometimes though, they’ll match. Those ones give you a high.