Daily Archives: November 2, 2009

The Places We’ll Go and the People We’ll See!

I had forgotten about this little Dr. Seuss book until I looked it up online. It’s an encouragement of sort to dream big.

Dream BIG.

“You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.”

Have you a dream? Something that seems so far fetched, you rarely allow yourself any time at all to dream it? To think it?

Maybe you take the dream out on special occasions and put it back quickly before someone guesses what you might be dreaming.

I have not read the book in a long time and don’t even have a copy, but I remembered enough of the title to look it up. While we have been blessed with a brain in our head, we can think for ourselves, it is important to remember—Who is actually in control.

If you are a follower of CHRIST, you are not in the driving seat. It is not your direction. Nor, is it mine. We are “trusting” Him to take us where He would, enable us to do the work He has called us to and yes, dream the BIG—even seemingly “impossible” dream that He plants in our hearts!

What’s wrong with a big dream?

I have had a dream for the past several years. It started with the first of our Sister’s Retreats. I loved the special times we shared as sisters. As mother would regale special moments of her childhood and youth, I could just picture her. Growing up in a very small community and living the simple (but many times hard) life in the country. Sharing life and special memories that made us who we are is much of what “retreats” are about. Sharing Christ’s love is the largest portion of retreat weekends.

“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:9 (a dear friend reminded me of this verse this morning)

All too often I try and figure it all out before proceeding. Where’s the faith in that? Where’s the trust in that?

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

I am so hungry to hear the LORD and see Him active in my life as never before! My prayer for this retreat was, “Father, let those that come experience something—a new place in You, that they have never before experienced.” I believe, after many e-mails and conversations with those sweet girls that came, the Lord answered that prayer! I don’t think He’s finished either!

I believe that as we draw closer to Him—He will take us places in Him we’ve never even allowed our little hearts to imagine! I want it all! I want all that He will possibly pour out on my head like anointing oil! (Leviticus 8:12)

What is your dream today?

Where do you want to go for God?

Perhaps you don’t know yet, but maybe you feel that pull, that tug in your heart. I know that I feel impressed as never before to continue in this path–blogging, writing, encouraging others, praying, believing and trusting Him for big things. He has already shown me that He CAN do exceedingly —abundantly—more than we can ask or imagine! (Ephesians 3:14-21) (through the power that is at work within us!)

Let’s dream BIG!

Let’s GO FAR! For Christ!

Who knows where He’ll lead us and who we’ll see?


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