In March of 2009, the Lord gave me a dream. I am finally beginnning to understand this more fully as I enter into 2010.
In this dream I saw a preacher talking about laying our lives down for Jesus. Then in my dream I saw a list with two sides and a category on each side. On the left side it was titled “Everything” and the name of Jesus was written under it. The right side of the list was titled “Nothing”. Under that list I saw things like family, ministry, wealth, popularity, and approval. I remember in my dream I had a hard time letting go of those things and letting Jesus be more than enough for me. Then in my dream I saw Philippians 3 written out. I woke up and read it. Verse 8 struck me like a lightning bolt and it said:
“Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ.”
I asked God, “How can I do this?”
I felt the Father speak to my heart and He said “Love Jesus with the same passion as I do. When you are in love, dropping everything you’ve held on to in pursuit of the One Who really matters most will not be burdensome task, but a glorious pursuit.”
From that dream I learned that when we have a passionate love for Jesus as the Father does, we will desire to know Him in intimacy and make His Name known in this world no matter the cost. Human zeal is not enough. We must ask the Spirit to pour out love for God. Romans 5:4 states, “God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” It takes God to love God.