Thursday, January 1, 2009
Dreaming of a Happy New Year
It's that time again---time to break out the pen and paper and begin writing out those lists in planning out our New Year goals. I don't know about you, but I get absolutely giddy when I think about all the hours I get to plan out my life and jot my dreams down on paper--especially since I am a notorious list writer and this year I am emphasizing the 'dream''factor.
Every New Years day, my husband and I get together with our planners/laptop and work on our resolution and family goals. We include sections such as spiritual, personal, family, physical and dream. This year as my husband wrote out his section and I suggested he jot this down:
2. Dream Big
3. Make our dreams come true
He loves it when I talk like this!
As Christians we should dream big dreams for what we can do for the Lord. It is simply amazing how our dreams can be stolen away from us with the worries of this world. Remember when you were young and you dreamed of writing a book or doing this great thing or that? But as you got older different things started to snuff out the life of that dream and all of the sudden that dream was sooo far away?
As I have said before---I feel like I am living out my dream right now with a beautiful family and home to care for---but there are some things I have been dreaming about lately........some things that maybe others do not dream about. Like..........
I would love to see multi-site church planting in our area! I love reading about church planting and listening to podcasts from Acts 29. My husband often says "You are probably the only woman in the world who quotes Ed Stetzer, Nelson Searcy, Mark Driscoll and Darrin Patrick and likes them. You have got to be the only mom of 8 who loves listening to Acts 29 podcasts." Lucky for him, since he loves them all too!
Yes, I have to make a confession here, if you knew the real me you would be bored to tears because all I really want to talk about is church planting! To me there are few things more exciting. It might be because we came from a multi-site church...hmmm...
So whatever your goals or resolutions be sure to dream big dreams of what you can do for the Lord! Life is too short and valuable to not partake in dreaming...
You might be surprised where He leads you!