Mamas, do you Dare to Dream?
“Now glory be to God, who by his mighty power at work within us, is able to do far more than we could ever dare to ask or even dream of. Infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes.” Ephesians 3:20
Mamas, do you Dare to Dream?
I used to pride myself on being a realist: someone who wouldn’t dare spend valuable time dreaming. However, that was life before Jesus, and of course, our Savior is much too kind to allow us to live a life without dreams.
In fact, sweet mama, did you know that Jesus himself put those dreams deep inside your heart? You know, the ones you wouldn’t dare say out loud, the ones you brush to the side and say to yourself…” impossible”…
Luke 1:45 tell us, “For nothing is impossible with God.”
And in Jeremiah 29:11 God tells us, “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.”
He is telling us NOTHING is impossible with Almighty God, and reminding us that His plans for us are good and infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes.
You see, those big dreams you have, He gave them to you.
I like to call them “God dreams,” because they are dreams so big that if God isn’t in them, you will fail. That’s how you know they are from him.
Rick Warren, Author of The Purpose Driven Life, says,
“The first thing God does to build your faith is to give you a dream. When God wants to work in your life, he’ll always give you a dream—about yourself, about what he wants you to do, about how he’s going to use your life to impact the world.”
If we look to God’s word we see him giving His people dreams to stretch their faith again and again. God gave Noah the dream of building an ark, Joseph the dream of being a leader who would save his people, and Abraham the dream of being the father of a great nation. And that is just to name a few. God uses DREAMS.
I once heard it said that “Life is too short, the world is too big, and God’s love too great, to live an ordinary life.”
Sisters, know this. Believe this. How different might our world look if we as women of God stepped out in bold faith, believing that the One who gave us these beautiful, scary, big “God dreams” would be faithful to complete them??
And what if the generation behind us, saw their mamas doing just that…After all,
“The most powerful way to teach a daughter how to enjoy her life and find her true purpose is to let her see her mother do the same.” Meg Meeker
Spend time in prayer, search your heart and ask God to show you the dreams He has for you and your family.
BELIEVE sweet mama. Grab a hold of these dreams, don’t let anything or anyone shake them from you. Remember they are from your Father. Remember the children in your home who are watching you. Step out in bold faith. Ask God daily what is the next step towards your dreams.
Jesus replied, “What do you mean, ‘if I can?’….anything is possible if you believe.” Mark 9:23
All of us at the Help Club for Moms are believing with you. We are asking God to stir up “God dreams” in his daughters. We believe He will not only stir up dreams, but He will also be faithful to bring them to fruition.
“The one who calls you is faithful, and HE will do it” 1 Thessalonians 5:24.
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Meagan and her husband had a powerful encounter with God in 2013. In a matter of three weeks, they left everything and everyone their family knew and followed a call from God to pioneer across the country, to the beautiful state of Colorado.
Here, they found a passion for Jesus and the mountains became a part of them. Meagan is learning to believe God for the dreams He placed in her heart, and how to love the people He brings into her life well. She desires to live a life completely out of the ordinary and led by the Holy Spirit.
You can find Meagan with a baby on her hip, chasing dreams, learning to live in the moment, kissing babies and her hubby, capturing moments, and collecting memories.
The two things Meagan most wants to come to mind when someone says her name is “that woman loves well and has fierce faith.” His praises will ever be on her lips…..