Vision : something that you see or dream especially as part of a religious or supernatural experience
:a thought, concept, or object formed by the imagination
“And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.
I think Cash got his first lego set when he was 3 years old. He didn’t seem into it. I assumed he would develop an interest as he grew. I didn’t know what an interest it would become. Building time has become very serious at our home. He liked quiet, solitary time to build. He will tell me what he is building before he touches a block.
He can see it. It’s in his mind. His first creation ever; an alligator pit. Yep. He built an actual alligator pit, with a diving board for them to go off of. A parking lot for visitors, and a huge swimming pool. It was the start of something beautiful. He has a village now an entire collection of buildings and vehicles. It is impressive, most things are done symmetrically, if he uses a red block- he uses it in exactly the same spot on the other side. He is an artist, constructor, and architect. He sees it, and makes it come to pass.
If someone messes with his creation he manages a righteous anger, and although he forgives, he is very disappointed that what he worked so hard to create has been destroyed.
Does that sound familiar? We have a creator who loves His creation, and when it is messed with or altered by outside forces, He exhibits righteous anger. He calls an army of angels into action and they war on our behalf.
If Cash can see the vision of a Lego building fully blueprinted in his mind, without a floor plan, if he is able to design something created by human hands in such a way that it is visually pleasing and stimulating to the eye with a purpose why is it so hard to imagine that he can see into the realms His creator has given him access to?
So many discount children from the spiritual fight, when they should be teaming up with some young people who can see the hand of God at work on the earth. Children have faith because they haven’t experienced adult pain and loss. When someone goes away from them they see them as being MIA for a while. We as adults have dealt with those who have gone away and we know they will not be coming back. Children can operate in a level of faith that we as adults are too afraid to operate in. We know the bills are coming due, we see consequences, they see opportunities.
I pray that my children will know what it is to walk in faith and freedom throughout their lives, part of that is me as a support to them saying, “I believe in you”. When they tell me about dreams they are having I have a responsibility to take note of whatever it is the Lord may be saying to them, or better yet- through them. The Bible tells us that the Lord is going to pour out His spirit upon His people- that includes children, and through His spirit those children will be able to dream dreams, see visions and prophecy, calling things that are not as though they were.
Believe in your little ones today, as Mary found out long ago when her child delivered her from sin, we can not discount our children, but must prepare them for the reality of a spiritual war that battles for their visions, and dreams, and arm them with His armor for the good fight of faith. I want them to walk through heavens gates and hear from the lips of Jesus, “Well done, my Good and Faithful Servant!”