Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
A 2014 wrap up of what I’ve learned about my God Sized Dream. A long time ago, Holley Gerth encouraged readers to think about God Sized Dreams…what is the Holy Spirit calling you to do? Whispering?
I pondered that, and I felt led to start a Moms In Prayer group. It started with a big vision of many sweet moms gathered in prayer at our church praying for many local schools. In reality, it has been a time of rest for just two people…my friend Dana and me. We gathered for a few weeks at the church, and when no one else came…we moved it to my house. We live in the same neighborhood after all!
After all the big dreaming, praying, wishing, and hoping…God has shown me that sometimes our dreams are bigger than His plans. He likes small. He also likes big. If you have a big thing going…great! If you have a small one going…that is great too! I’ve been reassured that sometimes MY plans are really good in theory, but in reality so many women are busy with work, sick children, errands, and such…that very few can carve out an hour every week to pray.
Prayer is private usually. Praying in public is odd and awesome. I have really enjoyed getting to know Dana more, and through our little weekly prayer times we have lifted up our children, other’s children, moms, dads, teachers, friends, and neighbors. We are praying for some of you reading this perhaps!?
Perhaps resting in Him is what it is all about.
Rest in Him as you read the Bible.
Rest in Him as you pray from wherever and whenever you can find the time.
Rest in Him on the couches of your living room.
Rest in Him as you drive your car…find that Christian radio station or CD to lift your heart a bit. Or jam out to the secular music because God loves all! Our kids even find rest and joy in 1970s classic rock!
Rest in Him as you drink your coffee or tea.
Rest in Him to shape your day and your dreams.
You are Master of each day, week, month, and all years. Forgive me when I want to be the one at the helm. You are Our Captain. Teach me to enjoy the ride on this glorious ship called LIFE. May we love one another and rest in You often as we pray and play.