Monday, April 29, 2013

Dear Dreamer

This week, Holley Gerth’s God-sized dream team is encouraging each other in our dreams. I hope you will also be encouraged to dream big and keep dreaming.

Dear Dreamer,

Yes, you. We may know each other well, or maybe we haven’t met, but we have something in common.

We dream.

God-sized Dream = A desire in your heart for more of what God has for you.
~ Holley Gerth

We dream audacious God-sized dreams—dreams God plants in our hearts.

God-sized dream…
A dream God plants in our heart…one that seems impossible—and would be…if it were left up to us to fulfill.

He plans these dreams, but doesn’t ask us to make them happen. He asks us to trust Him and to be obedient to Him.

This dream is for us to do together…you and me.
~ Love, God

Will you do that?

Will you wait for His lead and step outside of your comfort zone?

He won’t leave you alone. Really, He won’t. He will lead you, guide you, walk beside you, and follow you with His protection.

Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.
Deuteronomy 31:8 NLT

He wants you to know—to deep-down-inside know—how much He loves you. And this dream that He’s given you…it’s for you to spend time with Him, to know Him better.

If you’re doubting, let me tell you…our God wants to spend time with you. One-on-one time—with you alone.

Do you have more than one dream? That happens with dreamers like us. Let God lead, and He will sort them out.

Don’t compare your dream to someone else’s. God created your dream for you…custom-made, hand-crafted, especially for you. Our dreams may be similar, but each one is as different as our fingerprints.

Are you feeling right now like you don’t have a dream? Don’t worry. God will reveal His dream for you…when the time is right.

In His time.

And when He says it’s time, God will capture your heart, and He won’t let go. He will overwhelm you with His fullness, and you won’t ever want to forget.

I know. I’m a dreamer like you.

When you think it’s impossible…

“Jesus looked at them intently and said, ‘Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.’”
Matthew 19:26

The dreams God plants in our hearts may be impossible when we take them into our own hands, but when we wait on Him and follow His lead, there is no such thing as an impossible dream.

What are you dreaming today?

Keep following God in those dreams…because only He can plant and resurrect dreams we never thought were possible.

In Christ,
Laura 


6 comments:

  1. I love, "He will overwhelm you with His fullness." That's my prayer for all of us God-sized dreamers.

    Bless you!

    Cheryl

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  2. Such a beautiful and encouraging post! With God everything is possible - only with Him ... He's carried me through challenges I coundn't have accomplished alone - and He's given the courage to dream - be persistent, patient - and see some of them come true ... In His time.

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  3. "Don’t compare your dream to someone else’s. God created your dream for you…custom-made, hand-crafted, especially for you. Our dreams may be similar, but each one is as different as our fingerprints." OH how I needed to hear this. As I read other's writing (like yours)or hear others speak I begin to wonder if I am really called. But God created me to do things my custom way. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  4. Dear Laura
    Yes, dear one, when our Pappa God has a dream For us, He will give us the desire to want to chase that dream, as well as the grace and power to do so!! And I agree, we should never, ever compare our dreams with those of others. Our Lord values our uniqueness so much , that He painted a different set of fingerprints on every single finger ever created, so why would He give us the same dreams, don't you think!
    Blessings from Tracey's linky.
    Mia

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  5. You are a real encourager, Laura. I love this series on God Sized Dreams. I desire more of His fullness too!!

    Thanks for linking up with me over at WholeHearted Home this week.

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts!