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As mothers, we pour our hearts and souls in to our children. Have you ever thought it interesting how over the course of time, their dreams become ours? We take up their cause by driving them to guitar lessons, basketball practice, karate, or whatever else they decide their dream is at the current time. And we don’t mind. Well, we might complain but we still don our chauffeur’s hat and sign the checks that support these activities.

Late last night as I was sitting at the computer, my oldest son (who is 20) came home, sat down on the couch, and proceeded to talk to me for more than an hour about dreams and what God does through them.

It is an amazing moment when you realize the child you have spent your adult life raising is grown and able to exert more wisdom and clarity in certain situations than you can. When the same person you invested your blood, sweat, and tears shaping through correction and prayer begins to speak godly wisdom in to your life… Wow, it’s quite a revelation.

He said, “Mom, the people of God are usually dreamers. God places a dream in our hearts and then we trust Him to teach us how to achieve them while giving Him glory. He doesn’t dangle something in front of us and then tell us we can’t have it, not if the dream is truly from Him.” Yeah, that’s MY son!

In my experience, many of my dreams have become my ministries. They correlate directly with my gifts. And Sometimes I’ve walked in gifts I never knew I had as a result of God whispering new dreams to my heart.

The other night at Bible study, I spoke to the women about Abram (Abraham) there is so much I would love to cover, but if I wrote it on the blog, it would take forever to read, so I’m just going to highlight 2 things God showed me.

Genesis 13:14-17

 And the Lord said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him: “Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are—northward, southward, eastward, and westward;  for all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants forever.  And I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth; so that if a man could number the dust of the earth, then your descendants also could be numbered.  Arise, walk in the land through its length and its width, for I give it to you.”

God gives Abram 2 vital commands:

  1. Lift your eyes (vs. 14)
  2. Arise, walk in the land (vs. 17)

We need to apply both of those principles to our own lives. Whatever our dreams and ministries are, we must lift our eyes to Christ. He has to be our focus. If we do not keep our eyes on Him, we will surely lose our footing. We also need to “walk in the land.” We cannot just have faith and say, “I know my dreams are going to happen.” We have to be willing to do the work it takes in order for our dreams to become realities. We have to invest in our calling, through prayer, time, and focus. We must “Arise, and walk in the land.” God WILL provide the way.

I hope this encourages you today. If you have a godly dream breathed into your heart from the Creator, then I want you to consider what He told Abram.

  1. Lift your eyes!
  2. Arise, walk in the land!

Are you walking in the land?



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