The balloon basket was empty. Here was this gorgeous, brightly colored balloon with no one to ride in it. As I got close to it, I spotted the small console. I wanted to get a closer look. I leaned up against the side of the basket and leaned in. It was then I saw a brilliant stone ring laying on the floor. It blazed brilliantly even with the small amount of light it was receiving. It seemed as though it was on fire. I thought I will pull it to the side and make sure the people will see it so it will not fall out and be lost when the balloon takes off. As I leaned over the edge of the basket a strong wind pushed the balloon. It caught me by surprise. I was over the edge and needed to right myself. But as I looked though the floor of the basket I saw the ground moving away. I was airborne. I took a moment to get fully in the basket. As I looked out, I was struck by the beauty of the day and realizing I had no control over this, I left the balloon to its own devices.The balloon rose quickly and I began to get colder. Not much but enough. The world was so much smaller and detail had been lost. I soon became aware of the darkness and realized that some how, so way I was passing into outer space. How was this even possible?
A friend “appeared” to me as I explained my “predicament” and then I realized I was outside the balloon and watching it from a distance. He knew not what to say except something to the effect of “better you than me.”
I awoke. It had not been really cold, there had been no apparent lack of oxygen and I was not fearful in the dream. It was amazing!
Last night before I went to bed I had made a note of what I believed I wanted to write on, in fact “had a plan”. Over the last few days my plans have “changed” a lot. I have come to a new place on so much, just in a few short days. Some of that has included but is not limited to the fact I was able to have three very important and valuable meetings with friends. My plans were interrupted by goodness.
I thought about the dream. About the words that have been spoken over me. I remember Dennis Cramer prophesying over me and saying “To boldly go where no man has gone before. “ I later listened to the CD and was transcribing and had no “clue” what that meant. (I am not a sci-fi person and had no reference to it being from Star Trek until a friend spoke to me.) I pondered that at the time. Where has man not been?
I fell in the basket to “save” a ring. A sign of promise. I realized that it signified me thinking as many have, that we are not in need of salvation until we get there. And then we realize how foolish that thinking might have been. Then comes a stage where we think we are “helping” God until we come up against something greater and realize how much our need for Him truly is.
I never in the dream looked at the console with the technical equipment. I was on a journey. Even as I passed into a place of supposed emptiness I remember thinking “this is amazing”. I am willing to test all the possibilities and desire that others move along that line, never exhausting the greatness of His grace, His goodness.
The dream had special meaning for me. But as I inquired of the Lord I felt this coming into my spirit.
Many are those who desire the promise but not the ride. The wind of my spirit is moving across this land. I am looking for the curious, the intrigued and the adventurer. Those who are willing to explore and shake free of the entrapments of this life and engage in a life where the greatness is valued. I am looking for the spiritually minded, not to be devalued for being of ‘no earthly good’ but for the work of bringing the spiritual good to the earthly. I know that you have walked reliant on my spirit and it has not gone unnoticed. For it is I who has determined your pathway, for my word is a lamp unto your feet and a light unto your path. Today there will be those who will say ‘better you than me’ and others who will say ‘it can not be done’ but YOU will say, ‘by God it certainly can and will be done.’ For I have said my will be done here on earth as it is in heaven. Today, like Columbus, Magellan, Gagarin and others you will go. The wind of my spirit is blowing on those who dare.”
I sit here and I think “today is your day”. A day like any other but unlike a day of infamy, a day of amazing and glorious adventure. What is it you have need of? Begin to believe in the One who cares. Who has designed you with eternity in mind.
For days so much of my conversations are about overcoming sickness, death and despair. Break free!
You were made for this! Created in His image. Designed for destiny. Filled with purpose. Home to potential. Geared for His grace. Made to manifest His glory.