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S SCRIPTURE: GENESIS 37:6

So he said to them, “please hear this dream which I have dreamed...”

In 1989, a movie called “Field of Dreams” was released. Kevin Costner played Ray Kincella, a 27-year-old man who heard a voice one day that said, “If you build it, he will come.” You see, Ray had a stormy relationship with his dad. As a rebellious child of the 60’s, he scorned his dad who loved baseball, refusing even to play catch with him. His father died before he could make things right. When he plowed his corn field over and made a baseball field, everyone said he was crazy for following his dream, but through the

magic of the movie, he was reunited with his father as a young man. The theology is certainly not correct, and the plot is nowhere near reality, but it remains a wonderful movie.

In the movie, people came from miles and miles around to get a glimpse at the old timers playing ball on the field of dreams. The point in the movie is well made, and it is certain, people will come to a place where their dreams can be fulfilled. God’s “field of dreams” is not in Iowa, but rather is played out in the hearts of His people.

Throughout the centuries, we have seen instances of how God sets the hearts of men and women and young people a flame with a dream—the dream to impact the world and make a difference. Look at the life of Mother Theresa. Her mission continues on after her death, giving hope to the hopeless in Calcutta, India.

Maybe there’s a stir in your soul today. A spiritual knot in your stomach that gnarls you and it won’t go away. It could be the beginning of a great dream that God is nudging you toward. A God-given dream may look like this: it stirs your passion, it’s humanly impossible to accomplish on your own, and it makes an impression on you for a lifetime. You can’t shake it. It may have been a place of pain for you in your past. The place of your pain sometimes becomes the place of your life missions.

Take time today and reflect on your own “field of dreams.” What unusual things may be stirring that could prompt you to build your own field—your field of mission?

T THINK record your observations from the verse(s) above

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E ENGAGE personalize how you will apply the verse(s) to your life

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P PRAYER

Father, allow me to be sensitive to Your voice today. I want to do Your will. Give me the courage to move forward at Your promptings in my life. Lord, I pray Thrive Chapel will be a true “Field of Dreams” where people can find and fulfill their dreams. Lord, I pray my church will be united in the Beyond journey for Your glory. Amen!