Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A Dream is a Dream, No Matter How Small




Dreams really have one size. We make them have different sizes but no matter what, every dream is the same size- God sized.  The following man and woman had a dream. But was one bigger than the other?

 "And when he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home. And many were gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even at the door. And he was preaching the word to them. And they came, bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. And when they could not get near him because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him, and when they had made an opening, they let down the bed on which the paralytic lay. And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” Now some of the scribes were sitting there, questioning in their hearts, “Why does this man speak like that? He is blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?” And immediately Jesus, perceiving in his spirit that they thus questioned within themselves, said to them, “Why do you question these things in your hearts? Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise, take up your bed and walk’? But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—he said to the paralytic— “I say to you, rise, pick up your bed, and go home.” And he rose and immediately picked up his bed and went out before them all, so that they were all amazed and glorified God, saying, “We never saw anything like this!” - Mark 2:1-12 ESV

     "And there was a woman who had had a discharge of blood for twelve years, and who had suffered much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better but rather grew worse. She had heard the reports about Jesus and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his garment. For she said, “If I touch even his garments, I will be made well.” And immediately the flow of blood dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease. And Jesus, perceiving in himself that power had gone out from him, immediately turned about in the crowd and said, “Who touched my garments?” And his disciples said to him, “You see the crowd pressing around you, and yet you say, ‘Who touched me?’” And he looked around to see who had done it. But the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came in fear and trembling and fell down before him and told him the whole truth. And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.”   (Mark 5:25-34 ESV)

They both dreamed of healing. One could not walk and one suffered a woman's pain. But they both had the dream of being healed. 

Sarah (Genesis), Hannah (1 Samuel), and Elizabeth (Luke) all dreamed of being mothers- did one have a bigger dream than the other?

It doesn't matter what the dream is- it is God sized. God is the one to make it happen. All we have to do is listen and have faith. Faith that God will provide the resources and the way. Faith in the things we cannot see. All we need is faith and an open heart and mind. The dream will never be "small". It is God Sized til the end. 

 
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3 comments:

  1. What a great reminder...I'm so thankful for my dream team sisters and the ways you challenge me through your faith. Thank you for sharing this today...blessings as you continue to pursue your dreams and follow His leading, friend! :)

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  2. Great reminder!! Love this. God Sized till the end-amen.

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  3. Hey Laura! What a great perspective and reminder. I love how you said that no matter what the size, all dreams are God-sized. A to the Men! Praying for you sister and your God-sized dream!

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