Saturday, April 18, 2009
I do not know how to make my dream come true. It is so huge that only God can orchestrate it.
I felt the Lord tell me to get involved helping people make their dreams come true. Then I could use "my help" as seed for my dream harvest. I didn't have any teaching on this, just a nudge from Holy Spirit that He would be pleased if I did it.
We know from scripture that seed time and harvest, day and night, summer and winter, cold and heat will not pass away while the earth remains.(Genesis 8:22) I have used this Law of the Spirit to sow for a harvest of self control, friends, finances, jobs etc. I had not heard of anyone doing it for dreams but Holy Spirit thought it was okay, so why not? I had nothing to lose.
Over the years I have had the greatest time helping people make their dreams a reality. Sometimes it's only encouragement they need, or an alternate idea to get them going again in the right direction. On other occasions I have been able to facilitate their dream come to pass and watch it happen.
I know it has changed me into a more Christ like person. I have been partnering with the Biggest dream maker of them them all -- God, and it has stretched me to dream bigger and higher. Also, I am not a dream stealer anymore. I know that All things are possible with God. (Matthew 19:26)
Right now I am giving free piano lessons to a lady who always dreamed of being able to play the piano. Another friend got a dream job but has no way to get there the first week so I am going to drive her.
Then there was the lady from work who always dreamed of learning how to crochet so I taught her how to crochet. She has now completed three large blankets in various patterns.
Another lady always dreamed of having an appaloosa horse so I tried to give her one of mine; a beautiful black and white spotted filly. She didn't understand the "Seed being worth more than money" principle so I was able to explain it to her. She ended up giving me a nominal amount for the filly, just to keep her husband happy.
I don't think we can go wrong helping people pursue their dreams. The bible says, "Where there is no vision, the people perish,..." (Prov.29:18) A dream gives us focus, purpose and a destiny that we would otherwise not have. I remember once just thinking about God and how He has lost so much and yet His dreams are coming to pass in the world. He never quits. You know what He told me that day? He whispered to me that His love and plans go on forever. What a concept! It doesn't matter how many times we 'mess' up, He always has a back up plan.
There is hope for the dream He has given you. It might take some time to rediscover your dream but it is possible. Ask God to help you. He's really good at that. "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this:..." (Psalm 37:4-5).
For more encouragement and direction in pursuing your dream I suggest you read the book, "Chicken Soup for the Soul, Living Your Dream". It has many uplifting stories of how people have pursued and achieved their dreams.
Bless you in Jesus' Name as you pursue God's dream for your life.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Sometimes you have a dream so big you don't know how it's ever going to happen.
I know that God can make dreams come true because He's done it for me before. You see, when I was in Engineering I had my western saddle situated in my bedroom and whenever I would get tired of studying I would look at that saddle and what it represented, and I kept going, because I knew I needed a good job to pay for my dream.
Well life didn't work out like I thought and when I moved out East years later with my 18 month old daughter, I didn't have room in the trunk for a saddle, never mind the expense of boarding a horse. The Lord told me to move out here; I had no connections, no job and one friend that said I could stay with her a couple of weeks till I found my bearings. I had five weeks left of Unemployment Insurance to live on till I either found a job or went on social assistance.
Time moved on and three years later I was living in the country and married to a great guy -- two major miracles. Then, two years later, I had the opportunity to rent some property behind our place and get a horse for my daughter!
If you had told me that moving out East was reasonable, I could tell you about all the people who thought I had lost my marbles. Guess what? God always has the last word.
So if you ask me, "Does it pay to obey God?" I would say, "Yes!" Even if it doesn't make sense... obey God. If you are wrong, He is able to correct you. If you don't obey, you will never know what you might have missed.
Give your dreams to the Lord. Trust Him in this and He will bring them to pass (in His perfect timing)(Psalm 37:4-5)
P.S. The picture is of my daughter and horse in our first horse show.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Diane Maartens, from South Africa is on Face Book and has quite the ministry encouraging believers in the Word of God with 770 friends thus far. Here's a snippet of a daily quote she wrote.
"Proverbs 15:4: Tells us that, "A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit." You have your very own tree of life, IN your mouth, the words you speak must bring life to you and those around you. Create your own miracle garden, with the words of your mouth, which are seeds...."
"Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap. (Gal 6:7) Do not mock God by saying He brings sickness to you, He has clearly said as a man sows so shall he reap. When we speak things that are not consistent with the Word of God and with our nature which is the God nature, it causes calamity. Proverbs 18:21 tell us that life and death are in the power of your tongue..so a perverse tongue will bring death and destruction to your life, so what are you saying?"
That's food for thought eh? Lord help us all to keep a better guard on our mouths. (Psalm 141:3)
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Last Friday I heard that some people that we know were moving. They have three young children so I asked my husband, Roy if we could go help. He said he would go for the morning and I convinced him to take my 14 year old son. I couldn't go as my other two girls needed chauffeuring around town. My son wasn't too happy at first but I know it was the right thing to do. We did not have to help. We were not asked. We have not gone to that church in over a year and we live 45 minutes away -- but it was the right thing to do.
You see, I remember trying to move a three bedroom house when I was eight months pregnant. We had let all our friends know and the church know and when moving day came, only one of Roy's friends from Toronto showed up. (He drove five hours to help us).
I tried calling some people but everyone was busy. I can't begin to tell you how disappointed I felt. The crew included my husband, his friend, myself -- as big as a house, and my twelve year old. She helped me look after my four year old and three year old while I moved boxes etc.
We somehow did it. I had everything packed up which helped. I was praying for supernatural help most of the day. I was crying out, "Lord! Where's the body when we need it?" That was a 12 hour move with a 29 foot UHaul van. It took us three trips. I drove because I'm used to driving big vehicles. We cleaned the house later. We didn't even unpack, as we were too exhausted. Nobody got hurt which was a miracle.
Ever since then, I make sure we show up when people are moving. I am not going to let that happen to someone else!
I am not sure why, but so many churches do not have a community spirit, when it comes to work. I'm not sure what to do about it. I really started praying that God would raise up the men out of their complacency. There's nothing wrong with a good day's work. You feel like you accomplished something at the end of it. Best of all, you make better friends when you work and take breaks together.
The church we are in now is different. Two of the members are great at calling the men to get help for big projects. That blesses me so much! The ladies are great at pulling together for funerals, baby showers and the like, but it really makes a difference when the men pull together. It gives me hope for Revival in our area because Revival is a huge team effort.
Anyhow, that's what was on my heart today. Incidentally, my son was quite happy after moving because Roy took him to Canadian Tire, to buy him a badminton racket for the school team. He was telling his dad how he whooped them on Monday. LOL!
"Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth." (1John 3:18)
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
The other reason that we want to keep remembering these things is because the bible says that, "the testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of Prophesy." (Rev 19:10) As we remember what God has done, the same supernatural (God kind) of faith is released so that we can do it again. That's reason to rejoice!
So I have a couple of pages of personal testimonies I've written down, in point form. They are not in chronological order. If you want, I can elaborate on any that you are interested in: scripture promises, or details of how they happened.
May your faith be encouraged as you read about our Supernatural God!
-Supernatural help writing my 1st year Circuits exam. Did a 3 hr exam in 20 minutes and passed the course with a "C"!
-Bus Driver freaked out and God told me to pray in tongues and he got set free!
-God witnessed to leader about me. Ha Ha! Yay God!
-Atmosphere changed in my University classes, over and over again.
-Got given a motorcycle for work.
-Thunderstorm moved out of the way. God left a tiny piece of it so I would know it was Him answering my prayer.
-God handed me a plum job working in the Dept. of Education in 3rd year. We can never out give God.
-Supernaturally protected from physical assault.
-Job after graduation.
-Gas multiplied in my car for 1.5 weeks and I used my big Monte Carlo for sales!
- Two cars given to me!
-Prophesy and a place to stay in Ottawa.
-Daycare opening in 2 months, not two years like they said.
-Gift of healing. Chromosome trans location healed and had three healthy babies, after 6 miscarriages.
-Sex and characteristics God told me to claim for my children.
-Husband... God found him and brought Him to me and Even got my attention so I didn't dump him on our first date.
-Deliverance from lust.
-Horses again and a hobby farm. Dreams do come true!
-Bees from God when we had exhausted all our options to get our orchard pollinated.
-Huge downspout (small tornado) that descended on our neighbors barn obeyed my command and went immediately back up into the sky. No one got hurt including the cows, although there was tons of damage done to the milking barn.
-Pigeon problem taken care of by God..... never had them since.
-Our horse Blue supernaturally healed so she could canter again (The Vet said it could never happen).
-Healthy foals with no complications.
-Protection from demonized horse at a farm. It couldn't get around me to hurt my children. Ha!
-Our calf protected from harm at our friends place. His twin died from pneumonia in the stall right beside him.
-Rain stopped at the border of our property so we could hay.
-Thunderstorms circling our farm but not able to rain or hail at my command. We baled dry hay!
-Sparky our cat raised up from his death bed. He got healed so well he was trying to make kittens again!
-Friends delivered from drugs.
-Dry hay in a wet summer. Local farmer couldn't believe it and had to check some bales for himself. Yay God!
-God had me take authority over a demon when a man was choking a young lady. He suddenly stopped and looked like someone waking up from a bad dream.
-Psychics confounded in the mall. Couldn't give any detailed readings.
-Words of knowledge from God for all the people waiting to see the psychic. It Really blessed some people to know that a Christian was trying to make a difference.
- At TACF, a huge revival Church in Toronto, God had me pray.... and a demonized lady was held quiet till an alter call was given right after the worship.
-Prophesy, "I'll never be sick another day in my life!"
-Job at "Nortel" after asking 4 years earlier for a job there.
-Lady in the mall got close to me and all of a sudden we felt an explosion in the air. She burst into tears and kept saying 'Thank you!' over and over. Holy Spirit said she was delivered!
-Lady at church got dramatically set free when I interceded as the Lord told me to.
-Palliative Care ward ministry. Stroke victim and pastor helped and Lee discharged from palliative care.
-Rabbit dead with a word-- my daughter will never forget that incident!
-Piano playing skill saved 15 years for me.
-Found bad product on skids and production lines by words of knowledge, many, many times. Saved the company thousands of dollars in rework costs.
-Got gifts to play tambourine, sing harmony and make (design) jewelry and write books.
-Our horse, Tina's markings, sex and temperament just like the poster we had on our wall.
-New careers when I needed them.
-Lord told me to ask for my mother in law's car. Got it three months later at the trade in value.
-Countless number of people healed so far.
-Over 100 songs by Holy Spirit's inspiration.
-So many words and visions to help!
-Angel helping me to street preach at the Dept. of Justice in Ottawa. What a miracle!
-So many words of knowledge to prove that God is Alive and Real. PTL!
-Power Grid around our home protected countless times from lightning strikes and power outages.
-Huge storm with sheet lightning on three sides of our property. Didn't touch us at my command. We hayed the next day.
-Demonized man stopped manifesting when he got to the perimeter of my claimed area on Sparks Street preaching. He walked quietly through my area right in front of me and when he got about 15 feet past me is started manifesting again (yelling, swearing and cursing). What a sign to him that God is real! (You should have seen the people look sideways at me, LOL.)
-3 week old puppy healed from pneumonia.
-Little boy helped in Sunday school (set free from a tormenting spirit)
-15 dump truck loads of free logs for firewood given to us last month....
Can you see why I can't be discouraged for long? When ever I get under attack, I pull out my sheets of testimonies and remind the devil and myself how many times God has come through for me.
Best of all, He never changes! What He has done for me, He will do for you. We have mountain moving faith because He's inside us! So remember all He's done and put the same mountain moving faith to work again!
Bless you abundantly as you speak to your mountains!
I stand amazed at God's goodness today. I just got back from a girlfriend's place and she gave me a new, big scarf. I like the really big, square scarves that keep your shoulders and neck warm. (The pic has my Boston Terrier, Brandy on my new scarf.)
This scarf came all the way from Italy and it still had the tags on it. It was even in fall colors that suit me so well and to top it off, it has western saddles on it. What are the chances?
My girlfriend wouldn't say how much she paid for it but she got it at the Opportunity shop in town, so I know its wasn't more than a dollar or two.
Isn't God Good? He knew how much I loved these big scarves, so He had someone buy one in Italy, probably on holiday and He made sure it matched my hair color and my hobbies! Then He had the recipient of the gift, not like it, so they would donate it to the Opportunity shop so my girlfriend would spot it, see how big it was opened up, and purchase it for me.
God, You are amazing! It was such a small thing, but it means so much to me. These scarves are hard to find!
Now then, if God will go to all that trouble for a new scarf, how much more will He engineer things to get you that job, or husband/wife you have been waiting on? Truly, He hears our heart's cry and our dreams are safe with Him. "Delight yourselves in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." (Psalm 37:4)