I started screaming, "turn around, turn around...I have to get a picture!" As we turned around and stopped to take this picture, I was laughing at the "coolness" of our God.
Months have passed since the billboard sign. We have released old dreams but haven't heard a new direction. As I entered 2011 and my 50th year....well, you guessed it, God is starting to rebuild His dream in my life. Every book I pick up from interior decorating to my devotionals has been about dreaming. The confirmation that something new is coming is just screaming at me. New wine can not be put in an old wine skin.
Do I know what it is yet? No. I just know that the enemy comes to kill, steal and destroy. I think he begins with bringing hopelessness into our life through circumstances. If he convinces us that we are out of the game, then the Lord can't use us.
So my first seed to go into my new garden of life is a dream. I am reading all I can on this restoration of a dream for my life.
Allowing new vision into our lives can only come by first allowing ourselves to dream again.
Quote from Fresh-Brewed Life (a book I read over 10 years ago and I am re-reading)
It is tempting to sleepwalk through life. To tell half-truths, listen half-way, be half-asleep,
drive with half attention...Wake up! We need you as an active and awake woman,
listening and contributing. Wake up your creative genius and let it out into the world.
Wake up your power and use it wisely. Wake up to your pain and investigate it.
Wake up the dull old parts that are hiding from the light. Wake up to love
and let it flood through you.
There are many reasons you need a new dream, maybe there has been a death of a dream, completion of a dream, or a stolen dream...then join me in the City of Dreams. God has some work for us to do and He isn't finished yet.
Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works with us. Eph. 3:20