God Dared Abraham to Dream

By Sandy Kirby Quandt

When God pulled Abram, who he later re-named Abraham, aside, God told him to look up at the stars. God said Abram would have descendants like the stars … too numerous to count.

Of course if you remember the story, there was one little problem … Abram had no children and at his age it was looking like he never would. But God had a dream he dared Abram to dream.

When Abraham was 100 years old and his wife, Sarah, was 90 they had a son. Isaac. (side note: Some time after Sarah died at 127 years of age, Abraham remarried … he and his new wife, Keturah, had at least six more children. Genesis 25:1-2)

God was faithful to keep his promise.

Before Abraham was ever born God knew his plan would be fulfilled through this man. Same thing with you and me. Before we were ever born God had a dream, a plan for our lives.

Sometimes the plan is clear to us. Sometimes it’s rather foggy. Doesn’t matter. It’s God’s plan and it will be accomplished. Even when to us it may seem to take an awfully long time to fulfill.

Abraham wasn’t perfect. Neither are we. Still God chooses to use us to accomplish his will on this earth. He asks us to believe him.

God wants us to dream with him. To step out in faith. To trust. To act on that trust.

Easier said than done sometimes. Can I get an amen?

Like me, are you struggling with the dream you believe God has dared you to dream?

Maybe it’s something others are getting in the way of or trying to snuff out. Maybe fear to actually grab hold of that dream and run with it is keeping you from moving forward. Maybe doubt has moved in and made itself waaay too comfortable.

Whatever your situation, if you feel God’s asked you to believe what you can’t see, remember good ole Abe. Hopefully, it won’t take 100 years for our dream to be fulfilled.

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Then God brought Abram outside beneath the nighttime sky and told him, “Look up into the heavens and count the stars if you can. Your descendants will be like that—too many to count!” And Abram believed God; then God considered him righteous on account of his faith. Genesis 15:5-6

I wish you well.


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4 thoughts on “God Dared Abraham to Dream

  1. I feel that I have forgotten the dreams that I once had for my life and have been hoping to rediscover them.


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