God’s Dreams for You

By Eileen Gilmer, Associate Pastor

I recently preached about God’s dreams for us. I used the story of Jacob’s Ladder found in Genesis. It’s a great story about how God reached Jacob through a wonderful dream. In it, God let Jacob know that there were great things ahead for Jacob: he would be given the blessing of offspring and land, just as his father Isaac had been promised, and his father’s father Abraham before him. But that’s not all; God promised to be with Jacob through it all.

God never promised Jacob his life would be easy, but God did promise that Jacob would never be left alone. Do you ever think about God’s dream for your life? Just like Jacob, God has big dreams for you. The Bible is filled with scripture that points to this message. One of my favorites comes from Jeremiah 29:11. “For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.”

Not only does God have great dreams for us, God also has great dreams for Trinity Church. How do we figure out those dreams? We start by praying. We pray for guidance and for God to lead us to live out God’s will. It won’t always be easy, but we can take comfort and reassurance in knowing that God will never leave us.

I hope that you’ll keep your church leaders and congregation in your prayers. Just like the rest of the world, the church is changing. This is not the same church many of us attended as children; it is not even the same church it was ten years ago! You are an important part of the future of Trinity. It’s my prayer that you will join us as we work to live out God’s dream.


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Trinity United Methodist Church is located in McLean, VA. Our weekly worship services are on Sundays at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and on Wednesdays at noon. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. for children and adults. Children up to 6th grade are also invited to Children's Education during the 10:30 service. Adult Bible Study also occurs on Mondays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Please visit our website for more information.

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