Lord, breathe on me again

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As the new year begins I have been reflecting on all the things I have seen unfold in my life over the past year and I am pondering all the things that I have yet to see come to pass.

I have been reflecting on all the words I got directly from God and prophecies that I have received via other people to see if they have happened or if I am getting closer to seeing them happen in my life.

When I received a word from God my heart would leap and dreams and desires would begin to unfold in my heart. But in my time of reflection I have had to try and make sure that I do not get too disheartened when I still seem so far away from reaching these dreams.

Some of the things that I am waiting on seem so far out of reach and almost impossible for me to see them happening and that is when I let go of them. I let go of the dreams that God has placed within me, I put the promises of God down and forget all about them. And when I let the dreams and promises go, my hope and faith goes with them.

But in my process I am discovering that even though I might let go of the dreams and promises from God, He does not let them go. If I keep my heart always positioned towards the Lord, if I keep my heart soft towards Him and not hardened, He will come and breath on me again.

He breathes new life into me again because He wants to fill me again with His promises and His destiny for my life. I still may not see the things I am waiting on happen right now but what does happen is I become connected to Him once again, which is the destiny for my life, to be connected to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

If I am not connected with the Lord then I am trying to do things out of my own will power and my own strength. When I am doing things on my own I grow weary and give up on my dreams.

The Lord wants me to be so tightly connected to Him so that no matter what might happen in my life, I don’t give up. I don’t give up in the waiting; I don’t put my dreams down and give up on the promises of God.

Eventually I will see the things I am waiting on come to pass because I know that nothing is impossible when you put your trust in God because God is faithful and His promises are something He always keeps.

“No, I will not break my covenant; I will not take back one word of what I said.” Psalm 89:34 (Living Bible)

But in the process of waiting is where my destiny is coming to life. My intimate connection is being made stronger, my hope and faith is building and I am being strengthened in the Lord. And if waiting for dreams to be fulfilled is the process that I need to go through to see these things develop and strengthen in me then I will wait and wait some more.

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He has a plan for me. Picking up shattered dreams and starting again.

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I had morning tea with a friend recently. We sat together and chatted for what only felt like an hour but ended up being an entire morning. We were so busy solving all of the worlds problems, encouraging and inspiring one another to live bigger and bolder lives that time had simply slipped away from us. Those I find are the best kind of morning teas and the best kind of friendships to have.

My friend and I both had a dream, hope, vision that had recently been shattered. In fact it felt like the dream had been blown apart and stripped away all at the hands of the enemy.

We were feeling deflated and defeated crying out “But God you planted this vision in our hearts and now it has been torn apart!”. We were left with more questions than answers over its failure but yet deep down inside the dream, hope and vision was still burning away.

God says that He has plans and dreams for us and He also says to seek Me and find Me when you seek me with all your heart. We needed to seek Him, now more than ever as we had been met by the enemy on our path to our destiny.

So we came face down before the Lord and I heard Him whisper to me to go back and start again. To go back to the very dream that we started with and pick it back up again. Now the dream will need to look a little different than it did before but pick it up and start again.

So now we are in the process of picking up our dream once again and starting over. We are throwing more wood on the fire burning in our hearts and now we are watching it burn ferociously. It is exciting, we feel passionate once again for the plan that God has called us to.

God has called us to go from glory to glory and not to fall flat on our face in failure. The plans He has for us bring hope to our future. When we meet the enemy along the way we just need to side step and not be side tracked. He has side lined our dream for months now but now we are taking our dream back and breathing life into it once again.

What plans have you had that have been thwarted? I encourage you to side step and not be side tracked by the enemy to destroy those plans. Pick back up your dreams, hope and visions and begin to run with them again.

…For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29 verse 11-13

dreaming big…

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I am a dreamer. I love to sit and dream and think and plan all sorts of wonderful things for my life.

I also dream in the night, when I am asleep my mind is active. God speaks to me and revels things to me in my night time dreams. Our own special little communication process. I love it.

As our time is drawing to a close here in California we are beginning to sit and dream and think and plan for the next steps we are going to take. The dreams are big, wild and exciting. Some seem impossible in the natural but simple in the supernatural.

One dream I have that I can share with you is this. I would love to see the renovations continue on my little seaside home. We would love to extend the house so we have more room to grow and play and live. We would love our backyard to become a wonderful oasis with bountiful vegetable patches, fruit trees, a chicken coop filled with chickens, an outdoor kitchen complete with pizza oven and a fire pit. I envision a cubby house, swing set and trampoline for the children and hopefully even a new puppy!

I can get so caught up in dreaming about my future plans that I forget to live in the here and the now. As I write this we still have nine and a bit weeks until we are back home. Nine weeks still left of growing, learning and experiencing so I need to finish this season and finish it well.

Some times I find it a daily struggle to live in the here and the now. It is important to keep your eyes fixed and focused on the future but I think it is about finding the balance between the two. Having a hope for the future and being able to pray into it and still focusing and finishing out strongly in the current season you are in.

Taking part in Life Captured Inc daily Prompts.

Dream…

dreamPastor Bill Johnson made this statement last week, You need to give God something to breath on.

He went on to say that we need to lay all our hopes and dreams at his feet. Things we long to see happen in our lives, goals we want to achieve, dreams for ourselves or our children or our family. Career dreams, health and wellness dreams, world dreams, no dream is too big or too small. If it matters to you then it matters to Him. We need to have hope for every area of our life, our God is the God of the extreme and who knows no impossibility.

My mind is often filled with hopes and dreams and desires of my heart. From little things hoped for, a hope for time to sit and read and write without being interrupted. To big things that I dream of, the dream of one day taking a family holiday to Hawaii. What seems like insignificant things to the really big world changing things, the hopes, dreams and desires are there. They are often just on my heart, never spoken out loud or even put down on paper. I feel silly sometimes bringing them to God, why ask for this little thing when there are big things to be seen to but I need not make assumptions about what Gods will was or is as that is just human reasoning.

I was encouraged by Pastor Bills word to write my dreams down and bring them before the Lord. So that He may breath on them and bring life to them. So that they may awaken something in me, that my hope becomes ignited.

This small town girl from the south west coast of Australia would not be living here in California if I had not brought my hope, desire and dream before the Lord. Something was awoken in me, and He breathed on it and put everything in to place for me to be here. Remember He is the God of the extreme and knows no impossibility.

Romans chapter 4 & 5 has taught me that hope attracts Gods promises. The promises come by faith and by His grace. Against all hope we must have hope and believe. Do not weaken in your faith, do not waver in unbelief regarding the promises of God but be strengthened in your faith. God has the power to do what He has promised. Hope dose not put us to shame because Gods love has been poured out into our hearts. Christ died for us and God demonstrates His love for us in this.

So dream. Lay your hopes, dreams and desires at His feet and see what may come of them. Don’t number them or prioritize them just bring them all before the Lord and let Him breath on them.