Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A Common Theme

The past few weeks I’ve been reading more blogs, books and inspirational posts and I’m finding a common theme…

dream

God has put a dream in my heart…a dream that even I am not completely aware of and a dream that I never would have thought possible. I still don’t know what that dream is but I am starting to see glimpses and it excited and terrifies me. My flesh tells me “no way you can do anything remotely like that” but then I’m reminded that through Him all things are possible.

I found this inspirational blog called ‘A Life Surrendered’ and I’ve been reading her series “Dream Again”. I’m way behind but I love what I’ve read so far. Then yesterday she posted this post. Wow…wow, wow, wow. She quoted from a book called The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson,

“You’ve got to define the promises God wants you to stake claim to, the miracles God wants you to believe for, and the dreams God wants you to pursue.”

She went on to talk about how God is just waiting for us, asking us, “What do you want me to do for you?” Yes, He knows our heart and He knows our faith but He often is waiting for us to come to Him. Maybe the reason why I have yet to see clearly the dream He has placed in my heart is because I have yet to ask Him to show me. I haven’t claimed it yet! WOW!

I also read this yesterday in a devotional called Jesus Calling:

“True dependence is not simply asking Me to bless you with what you have decided to do. It is coming to Me with an open mind and heart, inviting Me to plant MY desires within you. I may infuse within you a dream that seams far beyond your reach. You know that in yourself you cannot achieve such a goal. Thus begins your journey of profound reliance on Me. It is a faith-walk, taken one step at a time, leaning on Me as much as you need. This is not a path of continual success but of multiple failures. However, each failure is followed by a growth spurt, nourished by increased reliance on Me. Enjoy the blessedness of a victorious life, through deepening your dependence on Me.”

With faith and trust I can attain the dream He has for me which is a greater dream than I could ever dream for myself. I’m so in awe of how God is speaking to me and I hope that some of these words speak to you as well. xo