The Dreams on Our HeartsSunday, March 13, 2011
Now, as I look to the future, my dreams are growing. I feel led to continue writing, but I also feel stirrings within me for more ways to serve God. I wake up in the night with thoughts and ideas coming so fast that sleep evades me for hours. Some ideas are big, and some are small, but however He leads me, I pray that He enables me to serve Him as He sees fit. Sometimes I feel that I am ill-equipped and that I have little to offer that could be of use to Him. But then I am reminded of Peter’s words in 1 Peter 4:10: “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms.” We are each created to serve our Father in heaven and He has gifted us with talents and abilities that are unique to us. One person may find joy in painting, another in singing, still another in writing or teaching or even listening to others. Each of these things can be used to further His Kingdom. No matter how large or small our talents may seem to us, once we realize that they are gifts from our Father, and we submit them to Him, He can and will use them. We just need to take that leap of faith and see where God takes us.
During this next year, as I explore more ways to serve, I am excited to find out what He has in store for me. Step by step He is strengthening me as I am learning to truly rely on Him. I trust where He is leading me, for I know that when God places dreams on our hearts, He will enable us to reach them. And so, I humbly offer myself to the Lord. I pray that He uses the gifts He has given me, both the ones I am vaguely aware of and the ones yet to be discovered, to bring honor and glory to Him.
Living for Him,
“If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen.” (I Peter 4:11)
P.S. I've put my first year of The Beauty in His Grip into book form. If you'd like a copy, you may view and order through the preview below. I pray that this is a blessing to you.