Friday, July 1, 2011
It's The Middle of the Year and I Can't Find My Dreams !
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I love a train on a track that keeps moving on no matter what comes in it way. It breaks down and something about it hopes for a repair to continue its journey.
I love a seed that chooses to grow no matter the weather conditions. There’s a promise of a beautiful tree at the end of its road. No matter what comes it way it would choose to bloom wherever it planted.
I love a man whose hands keep giving though he hasn't received anything. Something sets him out of the crowd. He is not moved by the reality unfolding around him. He holds on to the promise- the key of the door to a greater reality.
If you started this year with a box of seeds, you tilled the soil, made everything ready and sowed faithfully but still somewhere at the middle, there’s nothing to show for it. You are empty and your box of seeds is gone.
Hold on . . . . This is for you
If you started off with the momentum of a train. You were moving with so much vigor at the beginning but somewhere in the middle something went wrong. Your train on a track has become a train on a spot.
Hold on. . . . This is for you.
If you are the man who has chosen to follow the way, you have believed in the promise. You wrote the vision and made it plain. You made a decision to run with it but it seems everything is running against you and most of all, it’s running into the second half of the year
Hold on . .... This is for you
Sometimes last week, I dug up my box of dreams; it was an old spiral journal. I opened it up and out came the dream. It was the plans and desires God placed in my heart sometimes last year for the year ahead. It was a sweet torture. The dates are already here and I haven’t seen the manifestation.
. . . .During the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, was studying the writings of the prophets. I learned from the word of the lord, as recorded by Jeremiah the prophet, that Jerusalem must lie desolate for seventy years. So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and fasting. I wore rough sackcloth and sprinkled myself with ashes . . . . – Daniel 9:2-3
When it’s time to for the dream to become a reality and we see nothing, what do we do?
We go back to God, the giver and keeper of our dreams.
What has he said concerning you?
What have you seen concerning what he has said concerning you?
He is not man and he doesn't lie
And where are you now?
In your valley of complaints or rising on a mountain of praise
Stop the ‘if’s and ‘but’s
Quit the complaining and worrying and turn to the Lord.
So don’t get tired of doing what is good. Don’t get discouraged and give up, for we will reap a harvest of blessing at the appropriate time – Galatians 6: 9
Complain and remain. Praise and be raised – Joyce Meyer
We, humans really know how to keep it all inside and appear pretty outside. It’s the middle of the year. What is it that is restraining an abundance of joy in your heart at this point in time? What has God promised but you are yet to see at this time of the year? Bring it to God. God can sure handle your honesty.
Take some time and study Daniel’s experience in Daniel 9. Angel Gabriel shows up later in verse 22 as Daniel was praying saying “Daniel, I have come here to give you insight and understanding.. . “ what ways do you need to understand the plan, purposes and timing of God for your life better?
Angel Gabriel latter mentions “the moment you began praying, a command was given. I am here to tell you what it was, for God loves you very much. . . ”. In what ways do you think God is waiting on you? Oh yeah you read that right, waiting on you to act. Are there things he has put in your heart to do that you are ignoring? Have you ever considered it that God already answered your prayers concerning the year?
“For God loves you very much. . .” do you ever take time to consider the love God has for you and how he would not want to leave you to be shamed even before a world that keeps asking ‘Is your God for real?’
Take time to consider these things. Remember, it’s an experience not an experiment.
U R LUVED
Happy New month and welcome to the second half of the year 2011