T.E. Lawrence once said, "All men dream but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake to the day to find it was all vanity. But the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for the many act out their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible..."
In a recent interview a dear friend of mine asked, "In the legacy you leave, what is one thing you hope out shines before all others?" (You can read the entire interview Friday at: http://robinsnest66.blogspot.com/
What a great question. What a great thought to keep hold of. Robin's question stirred my thoughts, especially as I prepare to leave for the Ukraine, leaving my family behind for the next 2 1/2 weeks!
Each one of us has been called, equipped, and designed for a specific purpose and task.
Ephesians 2:8-10 says, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.“ NIV
Don't forget your dream! Don't let go of God's vision or calling on your life!
My hope and prayer in the legacy I leave behind, is that my family, friends, and especially my children will have experienced the evidence of God’s love and mercy in my life and actions. That they will know that God’s love for them is unconditional. And…just how marvelously He made each one of them.
I hope that my life extends God's love, mercy, and grace. The sole reason for "His Love Extended's Ministry" is to be exactly that...an extension of His love...to be His hands and feet...to share the good news of hope!
How about you? "In the legacy you leave, what is one thing you hope out shines before all others?"
Can I just encourage you to press on! Don't get sidetracked by "the Goliaths" of your life! Don't allow fear to paralyze you! Run headlong into the grace and power provided for you, knowing God will help you fulfill the dreams He's planted in you!
So many stop short missing the reality of their dreams! Don't be part of the "many"...press on! DREAM WITH YOUR EYES WIDE OPENED!
You are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14)Created in the image of God Himself (Gen. 1:27) and destined for good works. (Ephesians 2:10)The same Spirit that raised Jesus from the grave lives in you and has empowered you. (Romans 8)
Today is my last post until I return on July 5th. In my absence, my dear friend Sandy will be sharing amazing posts with you beginning on Monday...so, allow me to introduce her to you!
Sandy describes herself as "...a freelance writer, fitness buff, wife and mother with a single goal: to humbly stand before my Heavenly Father one day and hear Him say, "Well done good and faithful servant."
But Sandy is so much more. She's witty, charming, amazingly talented and one of my dearest friends. I know you will be blessed through her posts! You can learn more about her at: http://www.godspeakstoday.net/
Thanks Sandy for sharing and thank you dear friends for your prayers and financial gifts that have made this trip possible...thank you for standing with me to be His Love Extended! Can't wait to share the miracles! I value your prayers!
PRAYER: Father, fill us with all of You so that as others look at us they see you clearly! In Jesus name...amen!