"Dream Big" is a beautiful encouraging poem inspired by the Holy Spirit that the Lord blessed me with one day.
In God's word He says through the apostle Paul, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."( Philippians 4:13)
The Lord must often remind me of this verse and this truth. He asks me in Christ to "dream big." He says to remember that through Christ I can do all things. To remember that He empowers me to do all things that He asks me to do for Him. It is the Lord who sows His dreams in my heart and then gives me the power and grace to accomplish them as I rely on His Holy Spirit to guide me in His wisdom and understanding.
For there are so many things I don't know how to do that He asks me to do.
And yet He whispers to my heart "dream big."
He whispers to a child "dream big." A child doesn't know any better than NOT to dream big because they naturally have so much faith! Jesus said we must come to Him as little children because a child just believes that all things are possible.
"Jesus called a small child and had him stand among them. 3 “Truly I tell you,” He said, “unless you turn and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven." ~Matthew 18:2-3
Jesus meant that His Kingdom is received by faith. Faith, like children, believes that all things are possible.
To a child whatever he or she imagines is a possibility because of their amazing imagination. God asks us to recall the imaginations we possessed as children and to dream big for His sake that we may glorify Him on this earth while we have life and breath.
I have two auto immune illnesses and daily migraines that stem from them. Yet the Lord says to me "Dream Big. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. Don't let MECFS or Fibromyalgia or the complications of Chronic Migraines tell you that you can't make My music, or My art, or My poems and songs or whatever else I tell you to make for Me hinder you from accomplishing My dream for you! Tell those illnesses that Jesus Christ is Lord in heaven and on earth and under the earth and that He will be the Master of thy body, In Jesus name, amen!"
God's word proclaims:
"...so that at the name of Jesus
every knee will bow—
in heaven and on earth
and under the earth—
11 and every tongue will confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father." Philippians 2:10-11
Therefore I have been listening to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and He has been Master of these auto immune illnesses.
Make no mistake, I still suffer daily from painful migraines, MECFS, and Fibromyalgia.
However, just as a ship must master the wind and waves that are very real and present in the sea that it sails upon, I have had to allow the Lord to master the auto-immune illnesses and Chronic migraines that surge up in my body and try to overwhelm my vessel every day.
I can't give in to them and let them overtake me and prevent me from doing Lord's will. They are a significant hindrance to be sure, but the risen Lord Jesus Christ within me is greater than those illnesses.
I have to keep listening to His voice and Dream Big. I have to keep taking up my bed even when I don't feel like getting up at all. I have to keep reaching for the tassel of Christ's robe like the woman with the chronic issue of blood who finally got healed. I have to pray for healing every day to accomplish the Lord's work. I have to hope someone somewhere will join Christ in praying for me. For when I get severe migraines I imagine that no one, not even Jesus, is praying for me. I imagine I am the thief on the cross beside Jesus crying with the Lord, "My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me." For my pain isolates me from everyone, even the presence of God and the Holy Spirit, and the presence of my beloved husband who is praying for me. But when the storm passes, it is as if I have risen from the dead like Christ, and all is well. I am a new creature in Christ. I have joy and am His beloved child again.
It is then after the suffering that the Lord gives me the grace to do His work.
May it always be our goal to hear God's voice and to dream big. To allow ourselves to become His dream, to sow His seeds in the earth, and so to bring glory to God on this earth during our brief sojourn here.
When I was a child I came upon a poem in my mother's room. It was something like: "I shall pass through this world but once, so may I do some kindness, some good while I have the chance, for I shall not pass this way again." The painting that surrounded the poem was of a giant golden gate and a great light. Every day I think of those words. They are the prayer of my life.
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