Monthly Archives: September 2015

God-Sized Dreams

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It’s not the first time I have mentioned Holley Gerth, and for sure won’t be the last. I am starting her 40 Days of Encouragement for Your Heart. I just have found her to be the voice I need over and over and over again. The 40 day devotional is Opening the Door to your God-Sized Dream. 

Holley describes a God-sized dream as this: “- desire in your heart for more of what God has for you”.

The problem for me is–what in the world is it? I feel I have been so abundantly blessed already. I don’t even want to list it all because it would be overwhelming, by comparison to the majority of this world. And sometimes, when thinking about this world, is it wrong to have dreams? Is it wrong to have dreams when you live a life others only dream about?

As I pondered how in the world to put this God-Sized Dream on paper, it became very clear to me what that dream for me is. 

  
Freedom. Besides the already freedom we have in Jesus Christ, the freedom I desire is time. I get excited to think about what an impact can be made for the kingdom, if only time were free–time freedom.

I am so excited to see where this study will take me. What is your God-sized dream? What is that desire in your heart for more of what God has in store for you?

I needed that.

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Make sure to take the time.

 

I decided after talking with a dear friend and mentor of mine, that I was going to take 15 minutes out of my day to  be still. I have been missing that in my life. We are in a transition here with a new schedule we are all trying to figure out. And quite honestly, it has been super hard. But in the same breath it has been super good too. 

I decided I would let God lead me during this time. Direct my focus. I went to my Jesus Calling and read the devotion for today. Then I went back to one of my hardest days this week, in which I didn’t set time to read that day. And wouldn’t you know it? The devotion centered on my favorite verse. Do you even know what kind of comfort that would have given me during that moment that day? Or at the end of that day? Or what if I had read that to start my day? How would that have changed my reaction to challenges?! What a lesson I am learning…

God knows what we need before we do. 

Oh Proverbs 3:5-6. Thank you.