You Need A Dreamer

The other morning, I sat in a small towns coffee shop with two amazing people that God has blessed me with during our season here at CGA. Our plan was to hang out and say good bye as we move into a new season. It was OUR plan to hang out but GOD had different plans. First, let me tell you about these girls. Their hearts are for the Lord and they are two of the most loving people I have ever met. They are so wise and THEY ARE DREAMERS.

I like to fill my life up with dreamers because they are the ones who will convince you that you can when the world says you can’t!

We began to talk about how we all have these big dreams and how quickly we convince ourselves that we are too small and not ready to fulfill these dreams. We talked about how we see ourselves as small and not ready to dream big. We even sometimes try to make our dreams smaller to fit the small person we believe we are.  This is why you need dreamers in your life. Dreamers see the God who does the impossible and remind you that your dreams are from the Lord and he is going to prepare you to fulfill those dreams.

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I have been having a hard time completely believing in my dreams. I started to mold my dream into a dream that fit the person I thought I was right then. I have been making my dream small enough to fit my small mind.

How silly is that though? If my dream is small then so is my trust in the Lord that he can do big things in my life.

I am now starting to realize dreams are impossible on our own, and that’s what makes them dreams, however; that we serve a God that does the impossible! 

I pray that you fill your life with dreamers: people that hear your dreams and point you to the one that does amazing and wonderful things!

Thank you to all the people in my life who have filled my life with dreams!

Love, Jenna

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Promise not the Problem

My daily bible study brought me to Numbers the other morning, when Moses and the other Israelite’s are standing outside the promise land. Moses sends his spies to see what the land is like, and whether the people living there were strong or weak. When the men went up to see the land they saw that the land was good but also that the people were strong. The men came back and talked only about how big the men that lived in the land were. They were convinced that there was no way  for the Israelite’s to walk into the land. But Caleb quieted the people before Moses and said, “Let us go up at once and occupy it, for we are well able to overcome it” (Numbers 13:30). The rest of the men all looked at the land and only saw the problem, Caleb looked at the land and saw no problem because he knew the Lord was going to open the doors for them to walk into the promised land. He saw the problems that laid before them but knew that they would be able to overcome them. He saw the promised land and saw that it was good.

 

I feel like I struggle through that all the time. I see this huge promise from the Lord and look only at the problems. I see what is going to be hard to continue on into my promised land and my feet freeze. I forget what God has promised and look at the tall men standing in my way. I don’t want to walk into my promise because I am afraid of the problems.  If I only were to turn my head to to Lord and look at the one who makes these huge promises, these problems and tall men look so much smaller. I serve a God who made the mountains, who made the men that walk this earth. God can make huge promises and he has the means in which to supply for the needs we have to fulfill those promises. “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19). I serve a God who created this world. Why wouldn’t I start to look at my promised land and see my God is walking into it with me, see him already in that promised land, and see that he is the one who created the promised land!

 

What is your promised land? Are you looking at the one who makes those promises and trusting that he is big enough to bring you into that land, or are you looking at the tall men standing in your way?

 

Allow the God that made these huge promises to start providing for your promise

 

Our time here at Center For Global Action is wrapping up and we are starting to finalize details for what is next. We feel that we have been trained and equipped for our next step. We just want to thank you for being part of this journey with us! We love having you as part of our team!!

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Jesus and the Monk

One day, Jesus was sitting in the shade at the foot of a mountain. A monk came to rest in the shade. He sat across from Jesus.

“Which path is the best way to the top of the mountain?,” Jesus asked.

“There are so many paths and journeys to choose from,” the monk replied. “So few ever truly make it to the top.”

“If you knew THE path was before you, you would ask me and I would lead you,” Jesus proclaimed.

“There is no path in front of me, and you have no supplies to climb,” the monk replied in a confused manner. “What path do you speak of?”

Jesus explained, “if you only knew that HERE is where the mountains bow, then you would see that the path is simple.”

“How can it be?” the monk asked. “Who can make the mountains move?”

“YOU have the faith to move mountains, but in MY NAME the mountains bow,” Jesus exclaimed.

Puzzled, the monk asked, “but if the mountains move, how may I reach the top?”

“Again I tell you, the mountain has come to you.” Jesus answered. “There is no need to climb.”

The monk shouted, “how can you say there is no need to climb? My ancestors say honor is found at the top.”

“Truly I tell you, honor has come to meet you today.” Jesus said smiling. “You have always done what is right and what is true, but the TRUTH is not yet in you.”

With tears in his eyes, the monk fell on his knees. He cried out, “Please let me know the TRUTH, and may you find me worthy of honor.”

“I tell you, the TRUTH has always known you, but NOW you know the TRUTH.” Jesus answered. “Honor is your name.”

“Nothing I could do, yet honor found ME!,” the monk rejoiced. “Shame is but a distant memory.”

“Yes,” Jesus agreed! “You have found the path under the shade of his glory.”