Thursday, January 12, 2012

Thankful Thursday: Dream. It's Your Turn!

"Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful." Colossians 4:2

I know this topic of God dreams is timely. I've received emails from some of you, seen Facebook chatter on dreams, and our family has experienced much trouble this week.

On Monday, the first Wellspring Writers Group met. I expected 10 people. God exceeded my meager expectations and 18 people attended, five more were unable to attend. Electricity filled the room and flickering, distant dreams came alive. 

Tuesday morning, I awoke with vertigo and nausea -  a mystery until I remembered how hard I hit my head on the door frame of my car the night before. Suffering a concussion four years ago, I stayed in bed all day.

The same day, my daughter contracted food poisoning from eating tainted meat in Rwanda. Her condition was serious enough to consider flying home to the US for hospitalization. But, family and intercessors prayed and her condition stabilized within 24 hours.

Wednesday brought more news of ill health to our extended family.

By this time, I knew the Enemy was doling out distractions and trouble knowing that I was one step closer to my dream and more powerfully, releasing the God-dreams in others. 

It's in these times of trouble, where we're called to prayer being ever watchful and thankful. Watchful for God in the midst of trouble - ready to move where he moves, for he promises to make good of any situation. Thankful for God's blessings and faithfulness in our lives in the past, the present and the future. For God never fails.

So, in the midst of trouble - on my way towards God's dream - I'm grateful for: 
  • God-sized dreams
  • Opportunities to release God-dreams in others
  • Powerful prayers offered by intercessors
  • A living God who hears our cries
  • Health restored by a compassionate, powerful God
  • Battles already won
  • Readers willing to dream
 As promised, today is for you. Have you enjoyed your time of God-dreaming? What dreams has God placed in your hearts?

You're invited to share with us, right here. And if you do, I'll covet to pray with you, that God would empower you with his strength, his vision, his hope until the very end.

Ready? Go!

Lord, thank you for infusing your dreams inside ready hearts. Protect those dreams, empower these precious children to carry your hope and follow your lead until you bring these dreams to completion. Amen.

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