Monday, February 17, 2014

Dare to Dream

A few weeks ago, I attended the Compel Conference and the speaker was Deidra Riggs. She spoke on the topic “Dare to Dream”. During the Saturday morning worship and prayer time, I wrote this in my journal.
            “Do I dare to dream? Yes, God says. Sit with me and let us dream. Dream together. Seeking and searching, where and when. Do I dare to dream for more than I deserve? Yes, God says. Sit and let us dream. The world is yours, I created it for you. To live, and breath, to walk and dance. My child you are mine. Let me show you all that I have planned for you. As high as the mountains, as wide as the seas, is the expanse of your dreams. Dare to dream with me and I will show you this beautiful, wonderful world, in the faces and hearts of my people. Dream”

Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come.Jeremiah 33:3
I’ve always been a day dreamer. I love spending time in silence with my mind wandering. It's where I find myself dreaming. Pondering the past but also dreaming of the future. I turn 49 in a month and I know for some it would seem like this is the last year that I will want to celebrate my birthday. You know that big “5-0” comes next year and supposedly it means that I will then be old. Too old to do much of anything. Turn out the lights the parties over.

But for me that’s not how I see it. God has done so many amazing, wonderful things in my life in the last 10 years that I cannot wait to see what He will do in the next 50 years.
So I sit and I dream with God. Dream of what God will show me, where God will take me and how God will use me. Dream of the people I will meet, the places I will go and the path I will walk. To dream is to live, to breathe, to be the person who God has made me to be.

“Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires” Psalm 37:4
Where will this life take me? What dreams will come true?

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.Jeremiah 29:11
Dreaming, trusting, believing & hoping. Spending time with the One who created me and the One who dreams with me.



  1. Jill so delighted to meet you in cyber world. I have spent the last hour getting to know you by reading your previous posts. I, too, was at Compel this year...and am anticipating what DREAMS God has planned this upcoming year. Hope you have an awesome day!

    1. Kim, I'm so happy you visited my blog today. I hope you have an awesome day to and don't forget to Dream:)

  2. Love this, Jill! It (Compel) was a great week end of seeing friends and being reminded of the dreams God placed inside are ours to chase!