Did you ever get in trouble in school for daydreaming? It could happen to anybody; I suppose. However, it seems to me that the closer you sat to the outside window the more likely it was that you would be discovered and reprimanded. In the hotter months, the outside window seats in my school held particular appeal, since there was no air conditioning of any kind, but if you chose to sit close to a breezy window, then you would have to withstand all the temptations of the sights and sounds of the world outside. I can remember being captivated by squirrels, birds, insects, or passing traffic, be it vehicle or person, and soon, I was swept away into the world outside the classroom, daydreaming. Let me put it this way, for you younger people, those educated after air conditioning, this daydreaming happens in much the same way as people, today, can become engrossed by a television or computer screen.

So, everyday you had to make a choice. Should I sit by the window pondering the full extent of education and ask myself how I might best apply my gifts outside the classroom, while enjoying the life-sustaining breezes of the outside world, or should I dutifully limit my imagination to the present lecture/instruction and endure the sweltering heat? It is true that scholastic education is more important, and perhaps, too often, I chose the former. However, this is not to say that God-given breezes are not to be enjoyed, and or our imagination is not to be employed. There can be a redeeming quality to daydreaming; if we are daydreaming for God’s eternal purpose.

Looking out the window of your present circumstance, what can you imagine God accomplishing in/with your life? Pondering God’s power at work in you, what good can you ask God to bring from you living your life for Christ? Paul praises God and exhorts the saints in Ephesus with these words:  Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen (Eph 3:20-21 NIV). God is glorified when our lives are lived by His power and according to His purpose instead of the relying on our strength and leaning on our own understanding (Prov 3:5-6). Take a break from your current circumstance, and daydream for God. God bless your daydreams to His glory!

 

Peace,

Jay Don

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