You Are God’s Dream Come True

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Consider this: God knows the end from the beginning. This means He can never have a new thought. Therefore, the idea of you was fully realized in God’s heart and mind from eternity. Even before God said, “Let there be light”, you existed in His foreknowledge.
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If God was dreaming before the creation of the Universe, He was dreaming about you and me.
Paul says that “we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus.” (See Eph.. 2:10)
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This means that we are God’s Masterpiece. We are the realization of those thoughts from before the world began.
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Before we were born, each of us was conceived in the heart of the Father. Now, we are the incarnation of that love made flesh.
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Someone once said that having a child is like having your heart walking around outside of your body. This is what we are like to God; we are God’s heart walking around outside of Himself and moving around the world He created for us to inhabit.
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His posture towards us all is love. He is love and His love is now in us. He intends for us to fully receive this astounding love so that it can transform us and change us into people who, like Him, are radiating with an impossible love that has no end, no limit, and no conditions.
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Or, to put it another way:
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“I pray that you may have the strength to grasp just how high, and wide, and long, and deep Christ’s love is for you, and that you may know this love that transcends and surpasses human knowledge, so that you may be fully filled with all the fullness of God.” (See Eph. 3:14-19)
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This incomprehensible love of God for us in Christ is unstoppable. Nothing can resist it. Nothing can stop it. Nothing can overcome it, or outlast it, or diminish this love in any way whatsoever.
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“Can anyone possibly separate any of us from the love of Christ? Could there be any trouble, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword capable of doing this? No. Not at all. In fact, in all these things we are more than overcomers through Him who loved us. For I am fully convinced that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor any powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all of creation, will ever be able to separate any of us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (See Romans 8:35-39)
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We are loved. So perfectly and completely and eternally loved by God through Christ that even we cannot escape it, nullify it or disqualify ourselves from receiving it.
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We are all-too-quick to point out that none of us deserves this love, or that we are filthy sinners and wretched worms compared to Him. But you know who never points this out to us? God doesn’t.
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In every verse in the New Testament where the astounding, transformative, life-changing love of God is mentioned, we are never told that we are worms who do not deserve it. Never. Not even once.
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We, in our own hearts, quickly distance ourselves from this extravagant love by wallowing in our unworthiness. But God never places any of that on us. He just loves us. He just continually reminds us that His love is greater than we can imagine and then He invites us to dive into the deep end and soak it all up.
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We are the ones who pencil in the margins of those chapters on His phenomenal love all the gory details of our sinfulness and wretchedness. But God doesn’t do that. He just reiterates that His love is unending and unstoppable and then asks us to accept it as the truth.
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Like it or not, we are loved. We are so very, very loved. It goes against everything we’ve told to believe about ourselves, and about God, but it is true, nonetheless. We are the reason for the season. We are the objects of God’s undying affection. He loves us like crazy. He thinks about us constantly. He rejoices over us with singing. He quiets us with His love. He would rather die a horrible, torturous death than to even consider living one moment apart from us. (See Zeph. 3:17; John 3:16)
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How can you not love a God like this? How can you not rejoice over a God who gives Himself away, over and over again, to declare to you that He has loved you with an everlasting love?
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We are God’s dream come true. He literally died to demonstrate this remarkable love. All He asks is that we accept it, receive it, enjoy it, and then, go and shout this good news to everyone we meet: God is love, and He loves you more than you can possibly imagine, and you can know Him, and His mind-blowing love right now.
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Now, do you see why it’s so important that you and I first accept God’s incredible love for us? Because until we have known and experienced this amazing love, we can’t possibly share it with anyone else.
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Your mission today is simply this: To grasp how long, and wide, and high and deep is this love of Christ for you; a love that transcends and surpasses human knowledge; a love that cannot ever be stopped or diminished in any way, by anyone, ever. Not even by you.
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Once you have started to fully receive this life-changing love of God, you can start radiating this love to everyone around you. Don’t worry about giving it away freely. He will never stop pouring this love into you and through you, as long as you live, (and even after that).
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Better yet, He has promised to make His home in you and that He will never leave you, nor forsake you. So this means you and I will never know what it’s like to live without Him. We will never know another moment apart from God. He will forever be as close to us as our own breath and as near to us as our own heartbeat from now through eternity. All we can ever experience is more of God and more of His love until one day we see Him face-to-face, and that’s when things will get really exciting.
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This is good news, isn’t it?
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Let’s spread it around.
-kg
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Keith Giles is the author of “Jesus Untangled: Crucifying Our Politics To Pledge Allegiance To The Lamb.” He co-hosts the Heretic Happy Hour Podcast on iTunes and Podbean and lives in Orange, CA with his wife and two sons.
 
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  • http://GracefullyTrans.wordpress.com/ Brettany Renée Blatchley

    “God knows the end from the beginning. This means He can never have a new thought.”

    I usually try to make positive comments, but this statement stopped me cold: *seriously*??? Yes, God is outside of time as it exists for *us*, but this statement implies that God is enveloped in the same kind of time that limits us. I worship a Person, not some pre-programmed Robot who has nothing but a “canned” response to the infinite thoughts I will have in eternity-future. If God is truly like this, then I, the created one, am greater than my creator.

  • http://www.KeithGiles.com Keith Giles

    God has already had all the best thoughts, millenia before you were born. How does that make you greater than your creator?

  • Chuck Johnson

    Not the best thoughts at all.
    Your kind of religious politics is both logically absurd and morally despicable.

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  • http://www.KeithGiles.com Keith Giles

    I see you and I in that yellow chair, not God. Now, what?

  • Chuck Johnson

    The Christian God has the reputation for infinite powers.
    This is a false notion, unless you will tell me that God enjoys such videos along with popcorn.

    You and I have an opportunity, a duty and a responsibility to notice when our help is needed and to act.

    Keep your eyes peeled.
    There are opportunities all around us.
    Infinite powers are not needed to proceed.

  • http://GracefullyTrans.wordpress.com/ Brettany Renée Blatchley

    If you have to ask that, then I think you did not read my comment carefully enough?

  • Philip Bourdon

    God can never have a new thought? So, God is stagnant? If a creator is making all things new, that creator is intereracting with the living creation with brand new thoughts and actions. To say that God has new thoughts does not mean God is any less God. To interact with another being means new thoughts, not any less knowledge for God. What a boring existence. God knows everything and is just living it all out.

  • Joseph Mondragon

    And all our lives are just an illusion – we are not unique individuals with a measure of freedom, we are cogs in a machine simply going through preexisting motions.

    All evil and suffering are already planned out in God’s mind.

    Morality does not matter since, we do not actually make choices.

    Love cannot exist since it is a relationship and reality is actually just a single unmoving block of God’s ideation.

    This vision of God is supposed to uplift me? It makes no sense. It does not conform to the obvious, undeniable facts of my life. If it were true God is a cruel and evil puppet master.

  • Joseph Mondragon

    And all our lives are just an illusion – we are not unique individuals with a measure of freedom, we are cogs in a machine simply going through preexisting motions.

    All evil and suffering are already planned out in God’s mind.

    Morality does not matter since, we do not actually make choices.

    Love cannot exist since it is a relationship and reality is actually just a single unmoving block of God’s ideation.

    This vision of God is supposed to uplift me? It makes no sense. It does not conform to the obvious, undeniable facts of my life. If it were true God is a cruel and evil puppet master.

  • Joseph Mondragon

    And all our lives are just an illusion – we are not unique individuals with a measure of freedom, we are cogs in a machine simply going through preexisting motions.

    All evil and suffering are already planned out in God’s mind.

    Morality does not matter since, we do not actually make choices.

    Love cannot exist since it is a relationship and reality is actually just a single unmoving block of God’s ideation.

    This vision of God is supposed to uplift me? It makes no sense. It does not conform to the obvious, undeniable facts of my life. If it were true God is a cruel and evil puppet master.

  • Frank Blasi

    Although as one who believes in Eternal Security, I enjoyed reading the above article. Scripture such as Romans chapter eight, John chapter ten, among others, do affirm God’s infinite love for us as believers in Jesus Christ. But for unbelievers, Paul, for one, seems to be pretty strong on God’s wrath. For example, 2 Thessalonians 1:5-10 coupled with Revelation 20:11-15 and 21:8. Then not forgetting the dreadful fate of the man who collected sticks on the Sabbath, Numbers 15:32-36. Then there was Korah and his mates, recorded in Numbers 16, as well as Achan, in Joshua 7. On a personal note, I do find it difficult to believe in God’s infinite love when within the same book such verses are to be found.
    It had much to do with my Roman Catholic upbringing, when a constant need for confession and penance had to be met to keep myself out of eternal torment, had made God’s love very questionable. It took me many, many years to realise God’s love. Therefore although I find the article very edifying, I can’t help holding a degree of reservation.

  • rtgmath

    I’m sorry. This sort of mushy stuff totally ignores all the nasty stuff that is also in the Bible. So most people were, by this logic, created in the dreams of God to burn in eternity forever. The creation of the world shares equally in God’s dreams with its destruction.

    If God never has a new thought, then God can’t learn. And from the Scriptures it is clear that God tries some ways, finds out they don’t work, then tries another. Either God learns, or God is random. And what about Jesus, who, though being God, “grew in wisdom and stature,” and who “learned obedience by the things which he suffered”?

    Seems to me you can’t just do mushy, feel-good theology by doing anything other than cherry picking.

  • Jim Olsson

    God dreaming: now there’s a thought. After spending a busy eternity monitoring all aspects of everything, when does he find the time?