Hark! the voice of Jesus crying, “Who will go and work today?...
Who will answer, gladly saying, “Here am I, send me, send me”?
(“Hark! the Voice of Jesus Crying” by Daniel March, 1816-1909)
I remember singing this hymn many years ago. It wasn’t the first time I’d sung it, but that day it felt different. I wasn’t just singing a hymn…I felt a tugging at my heart.
Those words…Who will go and work today? Here am I, send me, send me…they stayed with me.
Looking back, that’s when God began to capture my heart.
I didn’t even think about what I could do for God’s kingdom. I wasn’t far enough along to question it. I just knew I felt a stirring inside. Something in me wanted to say “Send me!”
I think that’s where a God-sized dream begins—with God capturing your heart.
A God-sized Dream = A desire in your heart for more of what God has for you. ~Holley Gerth
I didn’t understand it then and I didn’t know what God had planned, but I see now that when He started capturing my heart, He was drawing me closer to Him.
It was years before I could look back and see the journey He had me on.
My dream? I have always wanted to write. I concentrated on children’s fiction for a while and saw it go nowhere. Meanwhile, life went on. Other things took precedence. And maybe I didn’t want it bad enough to keep pursuing it.
What I didn’t know was that the way I planned my dream wasn’t what God had planned for me.
Had God told me way back then that I would be writing to encourage women in their relationships with Him, I wouldn’t have believed it.
I wouldn’t have known what to do, where to start, or who to talk to about it.
More importantly, I wouldn’t have expected or known that God would lead the way.
Although I thought I was more than ready, God said not yet. He had a different plan…a better plan.
During those years, God was capturing my heart and drawing me closer to Him. The more I began to know Him, the deeper I wanted to know Him. The more I trusted Him, the more I wanted to trust Him.
Those were God-sized dreams.
It’s a God-sized dream to want to trust Him completely.
It’s a God-sized dream to be fully dependent on Him.
It’s a God-sized dream to wait on Him.
And those God-sized dreams start to grow when God captures your heart.
Has God captured your heart?
If you don’t think He has, don’t think He won’t. In fact, if you’re wondering right now when He will capture your heart, maybe that’s a sign that He’s already started.
To read more about my writing dream…Leave Room for God
Linking up with Heart to Heart with Holley, Sharing His Beauty, Into the Beautiful, WholeHearted Home, Winsome Wednesday, Women Living Well Wednesday, and A Life Surrendered.