Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Take my Dreams!

I was able to attend Revolve with Makenna recently. An amazing event for teen girls.  It was all about dreams, having dreams, what are our dreams.  Once home Makenna and I were talking about her dreams.  And I was sharing MY dreams.  I have a whole bunch of them!  She says "Mom, this was for teenagers, you don't get a dream!"  WELL!!!!

While there we heard Britt Nicole sing, and I just love this song.  If you turn your music up you will hear it on my play list. 

And it had me thinking.....Is it ok to have dreams?   Is it ok NOT to have dreams?   I struggle with this at times.  I, as you probably know, am a dreamer.  My mind is always moving in a million directions.  I always have a plan, a new idea, I am restless.  Am I restless because I am unsatisfied?  Am I searching because I do not have peace in the Lord?  Do I not have true contentment?  

I don't think that is it. Maybe I am wrong.  But I have to believe that the Lord has created me.  
Crazy dreams and all.  

Which means, maybe they are not so crazy after all.  

Maybe, I dream in exactly the way He wants me to. 

Maybe He has a plan for me, that I can't understand. 

Maybe He keeps me restless so I will figure it out.

I accuse Mark often of being a dream crusher.  He does not appreciate that.

But in reality, he is just not a dreamer.  And my ideas 




Or involve more money than we have. 

Or would take more patience than we have.

Or simply go against everything that is comfortable.

He thinks of himself more as a realist. Who keeps me grounded. 

Not that I can argue with that. I know I need him. 

But I also need to dream.  And ponder. And wonder.   

My prayer is that the Lord would help me figure out what to do with all these thoughts and dreams.  That I could be settled in the truth and peace of knowing His will for my life. 
For my families life. 

My prayer is that He would take my dreams, and that He would use me, in whatever way He wants.
I wanna set the world on fire
Until it's burning bright for You
It's everything that I desire
Can I be the one You use?

I, I am small but
You, You are big enough
I, I am weak but
You, You are strong enough to
Take my dreams
Come and give them wings
Lord with You
Nothing I can not do
Nothing I cannot do

I wanna feed the hungry children
And reach across the farthest land
And tell the broken there is healing
And mercy in the Father's hands

Take my dreams
Come and give them wings
Lord with You
Nothing I cannot do
Nothing I cannot do

My hands my feet
My everything
My life, my love
Lord, use me

I wanna set the world on fire
I wanna set the world on fire, yeah

Take my dreams
Come and give them wings
Lord with You
Nothing I cannot do
Take my dreams
Come and give them wings
Lord with You
There's nothing I can't do
Nothing I can't do

I'm gonna set the world on fire
Set the world on fire

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