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January 3, 2016

Dream Big!

Dreaming a new dream. All I can think is the song from Les Miserables “I Dreamed a Dream.” It just keeps running through my head, even though my life is definitely not like Fantine’s, some of the words describe how I feel or have felt. Here are the parts that keep running through my head: 

I dreamed a dream in time gone by
When hope was high
And life worth living
I dreamed that love would never die
I dreamed that God would be forgiving
Then I was young and unafraid
And dreams were made and used and wasted
There was no ransom to be paid
No song unsung
No wine untasted
But the tigers come at night
With their voices soft as thunder
As they tear your hopes apart
As they turn your dreams to shame
I had a dream my life would be
So different from this h*ll I’m living
So different now, from what it seemed
Now life has killed the dream I dreamed. 
While my life is nothing like Fantine’s (thank you Jesus), dreams are something that come and go. People can steal your dream. Time can steal your dream. Everyday life can steal your dream. God doesn’t want our dreams to be stolen. He deals in the limitless and the amazing, so our big dreams are nothing for him. 
As I sat in church this morning, I began to think on what the pastor was saying. He used the word BLESS to show us how Elijah prayed and how we should pray. It really spoke to me in this season I am in. God wants our prayers to be:
Bold (1 John 5:14-15)Limitless (John 15:7)Expecting (Matthew 7:9-11)Strategic (Jeremiah 33:2-3)Sustained (Matthew 7:7-8)
Without prayer, dreams are just a wisp of air for us believers. While we see prayer as passive, it is actually the most powerful thing that we can do to help our dreams to become reality. Here’s to starting a new year with the most important foundation for any believer – Prayer. Loves! 

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