Welcome and Happy Monday! We are in the homestretch of 31 Tricks to Scare Away the Grief Monster. T -5 days and counting.
But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Today’s word is
There will come a time in your grief when you need to figure out what your life is now going to be about. When the time comes go ahead and dream.
But don’t just dream – DREAM BIG!
I am currently attending a women’s Bible study and we are viewing The Circle Maker video’s. Oh my dear widowed friend, get this book, video and study guide by Mark Batterson. In the videos he discusses dreaming big and boldly. God is the God of big dreams, of bold dreams. No dream is too big or too bold for God.
Once you figure out what you want your life to look like, make a list and draw a circle around the entire list or one particular item. Then set aside time every day and pray about your dream. Do this for 21 days and see what happens. At best it comes true, at worst you have a greater sense of peace because you have established a prayer commitment.
My dream is:
- keep this house
- remodel this house
- have a job where I make what Joe was making or better
- become Mom to another golden retriever daughter (or son)
- have the resources (hardware, software, design etc…) to take this blog to the next level
- keep my good health
- have the strength to keep pursuing my dreams
- have friends who will help lift me up to the next level and to gather around the table with
All these small dreams and more make up the big, bold dream I call “My Life.”
My dream has not come true in the 12 days I’ve been doing this, but I feel a greater sense of peace in my life and that is an answer to a prayer. A prayer revolving around Psalm 27:3
Though a mighty army surrounds me, my heart will not be afraid.
So do not fear praying to God for your big, bold dream. He loves you and wants to hear not only what your needs are but He also wants to know what dreams are on your heart.
Bold prayers honor God, and God honors bold prayers. God isn’t offended by your biggest dreams or boldest prayers. He is offended by anything less. If your prayers aren’t impossible to you, they are insulting to God.
Links: – MarkBatterson.com
Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She encourages widows and educates society about grief and life as a widow by sharing her widowhood adventures. A graduate of Kent State University with a degree in communications, she has used her skills in the banking, collections, outdoor products and social media industries. Michele is a bookworm, lover of golden retrievers and an amateur photographer. You can see more of photography at OgleOhio.com, where she is running the series 31 Days of Autumn in Ohio – because running a 31 Day series on one blog is not enough insanity.