Then I looked, and, oh!—a door open into Heaven. The trumpet-voice, the first voice in my vision, called out, “Ascend and enter. I’ll show you what happens next.” (Revelation 4:1 The Message)

The dreams I have about the kingdom only started this year. Then one day it struck me: Maybe I don’t get pictures from God because I don’t ask for them. So I began asking.

And God began answering. Not only in dreams, but in all sorts of ways (he is eager to fill your heart with hope!). The sunrise out my window has become a regular reminder for me; I’ve come to look for his promise there every morning. I cut pictures out of magazines for a scrapbook of images of the new earth, images that have a special magic for me of the Great Renewal.

Dear friend, you will be greatly helped by filling the treasury of your imagination with images of the coming Renewal; without them, it will be nigh impossible to make this the anchor of your soul. If you would take hold of this hope with both hands and never let go, you need to know what it is you are taking hold of. If you can’t imagine it, you can’t hope for it. The foggy and vague do not inspire, ever.

Ask God to show you his promises, and then hold tightly to them.

Take some time to look at photos that speak the promise of the Restoration to you. Create a journal with these and revisit the hope it offers regularly. It will feed your heart with goodness and the joy it needs.

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