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."
In the illustration for my whimsical digital poetry prayer print, I’ve painted three characters chatting together. (It’s based on an earlier illustration I did several years ago and repurposed for this poem!)
The critters have assembled for donuts and tea and a meeting about their latest project. Their conversation soon ends up about people they know and their private lives.
This is a whimsical visual satire of events that happens all too often in reality.
Fortunately, we serve a wonderful God of mercy and grace who loves each of us despite our flaws and weaknesses.
I drew this whimsical rabbit writer several years ago when I was doing a lot of pen & ink work before I came down with the virus that caused my auto immune illness.
In those days I drew and painted or wrote incessantly; from the time I woke up until I went to bed at night.Like the rabbit character in the illustration I was always thinking of something to draw, write, or create.
I was certain that the Lord had put me on the earth to make things.
That is until I got sick with a mysterious debilitating virus and could neither write or draw, or even walk or do anything for almost four months but sit in a darkened room.
I experienced excruciating migraines.
I prayed fervently and listened to the Lord. He spoke to my heart. He told me that I had value apart from my gifts.
...The Lord has called me to persevere in another challenge: the opening of our beautiful new internet store on Shopify: Peaceangelsong’s Gifts!
I am very honored and thankful for each new stewardship Christ blesses me with, yet at the same time I’m fiercely humbled by the Lord’s gracious gifts. For He knows that I feel just like the little girl in my painting “Christ and the Child in The Storm...”