"A dream, on the other hand, needs God’s supernatural power to bring it to fulfillment."
Dream BIG! I think we often tend to dream small dreams. Maybe we are afraid of failure or disappointment. So we dream small, safe dreams - the kind of things that seem easy to accomplish. The kind of things that we might be able to do ourselves with just a bit of hard work.
But - God is big! He holds all of creation. God has big plans and He has a part for each of us in those plans. Big dreams reach beyond our own capabilities. Big dreams require faith - the kind of faith that believes God will open doors and God will provide opportunities. Big dreams because God can do immeasurably more than we realize!
Dream Big! Then God and tell the world what He has done!
And there is so much to tell of what God has done for me and for his people. Yes, God hears my prayers. He is so worthy of my praise. For I have witnessed his power to change lives. The love he has for us, his people, is amazing.
Amen and amen. If God is for me then who can be against me? God is bigger and stronger than any wall or mountain or any enemy that may stand in my path. So I will praise Him in the good times. I will praise Him in the tough times when life seems dark and troubled. I trust Him and know that He will be with me always. I have no need to fear.
Do not be overawed when a man grows rich, when the splendor of his house increases; for he will take nothing with him when he dies, his splendor will not descend with him. (v16-17)
It is easy to get caught up in the sparkle of fame and fortune. Seems like the good life means one is always moving up to bigger and more. We live in a culture of comsuption which is never satisfied with what one has but instead is always craving more. With easy payments, no money down, and no interest due for 90 days. And it starts by wanting what someone else has. It is living with our eyes on the things of this earth.
God calls us to a heavenly perspective, to live with our eyes focused on eternity. For rich and poor, we will each face death and all the things that money buys will be left behind.
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. (v1)
He IS. Not He will be or He might be, but He is, right now, our refuge and strength. God is always there for us. Waiting.
Too often, I find myself leaning on me and trying to live on my strength alone. I am stubborn and I frequently have a bad case of "I can do it myself." And all the while God is there waiting for me to lean on Him and to find strength in Him.
Be still, and know that I am God (v10).
One of my favorite verses and great advice. I spend too much time running around thinking of me. I need this reminder to stop. Be still. Know I Am God.
The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. (v11)
I am Julie Powell. I am a Christian, a beloved child of God, and a student of The Word. I'm also a graduate student studying Mental Health Counseling
My husband passed away on January 20, 2015. Grief is a process. It takes time. I want to share some about what that process is like for me.
I am making an effort to be more intentional at writing as well as actually sharing some things. This is a mixed-up, hodge-podge of a blog. But I pray that a love for God's word and for His children is noticeable.