I remember Greek classes … a somewhat of a an attempt to translate the Greek scriptures into a readable language of my own … aka English. The intent was not to merely translate words but to translate the meaning behind the original words … let’s call it application. That was years ago … I do not translate the Greek any longer, other than an occasional word study in the Scriptures. Which leads me to my point for this short blog … have we lost translating God’s Word into our lives?
My pastor began Sunday speaking on the dreams God plants in our hearts to accomplish His work and how at times we might lose sight, bury or forget the dream. Interesting how God works as I began reading the book of Acts this morning and was stopped in Acts 2:17 as it seem to reference me … “and old me shall dream dreams.” It seemed to fit my life age as I am now 57, but am I dreaming dreams is what grabbed me? As I read Acts 2:17-21 I jotted a few notes … prophecies, visions & dreams are not based upon my whims and wants but upon the Spirit directing my heart to see, uncover, the dream of God He has planted in me. What is God’s dream for me? This I know, it centers not on me, but on the work of Christ. The translating of God’s Word into my life should always help reveal the dream of God in me. Maybe it’s time to rediscover the translation of the dream God set for me long ago. Will you find your dream? It begins with the translation found in God’s Word.