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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Dream of His Love & Joy!

Have you had your Joy Juice today?  It will bring joy to our Heavenly Father, as well as to your own heart!  

                Do you realize that we bring joy to our Father when we are living out the dream that He placed in our hearts? Fulfilling our dream is not all about making ourselves happy.  It’s not even about feeling significant or gratified. It’s not for the admiration or praises of other people. Those are benefits of the living out our dream, but that’s not what’s important.  Our motivation should be to fulfill the call that God has placed on our lives… for His glory! (When a Woman Discovers Her Dream by Cindi McMenamin).

                In Matthew 22:37 we are told about our primary calling; and that is to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”     

"Our secondary or specific calling is HOW we carry out our expression of love for God—through our thinking, speaking, living and acting entirely for Him.  We can’t separate the dream from the One who has whispered that dream into our heart.  If there was no Dream Giver, there would be no dream." (Cindi McMenamin)  

                Think back to your childhood. What did you really want to be when you grew up?  Is that dream still in your heart today?  Maybe that dream has come to pass and now it’s time for a new dream.  Humble yourself before God…and seek His wisdom and guidance.  As we pursue a closer walk with Him, He will water that dream-seed and help it to grow until it blooms and blossoms into fruition.  Part of the “fruit” of that dream come true……will be the fruit of JOY!  

       Let's remember that our primary dream should be to love God and drink in His joy.   

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