I have a homework assignment for you.
Several weeks ago, I found what I’ll call a “Dream List” tucked inside my Bible. It was written on September 14, 2015. I wrote out this list in the early dawn of Rosh Hashana that year. I apparently decided to scribble down my future hopes, prayers, and aspirations that I longed to accomplish with the Lord.
I’m sharing this experience with you for two reasons.
- God hears our prayers. However, we forget that He responds because our current concerns block the memory of all He has done and provided for us. This is a good day to remember His provision and goodness.
- We are all blessed. God doesn’t only dream with me, but also with you.
This is my dream list: (And the answers)
I began to read down the list…. To my utter shock, many, I MEAN MANY of the dreams I’d scrawled out in long hand, had already come to pass. In four short years.
- To love you with all of my heart, mind, soul and strength – ANSWERED
- To walk in increasing power and authority over the demonic and sickness – ANSWERED
- Provision for college for Caitie -ANSWERED (Full scholarship and they paid her to teach. Say what?
- More Prayer opportunities – ANSWERED. I pray with many of you from all around the world. and recently I was promoted to Director of Freedom prayer at my local church.
- A House of Prayer in the Valley – ANSWERED. I’ve watched the prayer ministry grow into exactly this! WOW! Before my very eyes!
- Mike’s salvation -ANSWERED. I’m still wrapping my mind around this reality. I’m wordless to express how stunned I remain even today, at all that God did to bring this into reality. Wait until you read the book, I share the detail in there.
- Loose 30 pounds. Ahem, well…. I’m still working on this one *GRIN*
I humbly ask and submit these words of my heart to You, Papa. May you show kindness and favor upon them. Your daughter, Lynn
My list is way too long to share more. I like to dream……There are dreams on that list that remain to be fulfilled but so many more have already come to pass. I’m nearly in tears as I write with such deep gratitude and humility to know our Father loves me with such depth and care that he fulfills the dreams of an ordinary blonde lady.
So, as we approach Yom Kippur, a very hold day unto the Lord, sit with the Father and dream. Write out your dream list and put it away to find it again in a number of years. You will be overwhelmed by the love and faithfulness of our good God.
He loves you that much also. Start to believe it!
Share three items on your dream list with me in the comments. Let me pray over them with you. I adore you.
Dream bigger than you dare because our God is so much bigger than we allow.