When my Dad turned sixty years, we wanted to get him something special to commemorate his special birthday. We talked, thought and prayed for an idea for a great present until God suddenly reminded us about a gift Dad had always wanted since he was a little boy, which was a Hornby toy train. The look of pure joy and excitement on my Dad’s face as he unwrapped his train is something I’ll never forget. He actually danced a little jig as He held the train in his hands. It was priceless.
Most of us know what it is like to desire and long for something. Often it means working, saving and being focused on our goal and what we want until it happens. But sometimes things happen; we suffer disappointment, experience delays or just let go of what we had been hoping, dreaming and praying for. These things can slip somewhere away beneath the surface where we barely think of them anymore.
However, as I discovered with my Dad’s train, God does not forget. Even if fifty or more years have passed by, He still remembers and sees the secret desires and long-forgotten dreams within our hearts. And He wants many, if not all, of these things to come to pass. Contrary to the world’s opinion of God, He is not trying to take from us but to give to us and to make seemingly impossible things happen for us.
Today whether it’s something you’ve always dreamed about or longed to experience, know that God sees and remembers, and in some way, shape or form, He will be planning and holding those things in His heart until He can make them or even better things come to pass in your life. Be encouraged today that God is no respecter of persons and what matters to you also matters greatly to God because He loves you and is looking for ways to bless you today.
“Now to Him who is able to carry out His purpose and do superabundantly more than all that we dare ask or think [ infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams ], according to His power that is at work within us” (Ephesians 3:20)
“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him”. (1 John 3:1)
Prayer: Lord, thank you that you see me and know even the secret thoughts and desires of my heart. Would you please help me to rest in the knowledge that you love to bless and fulfil the dreams in my heart? Where I or others may even forget, you do not. In Jesus name Amen