I know it and I see it!

lamu beachesYears and years of dreams.  Some I remember and some I forget.  Other dreams forgotten, hidden and buried in my mind.  No memory of what was.  The dreams are back and so is the sleep, deep and fulfilling.

As a child, God gave me so many dreams about where I would go and what I would do.  The forgotten, buried dreams remembered in fresh perspective.  The clarity, certainty and assurance flood my spirit with joy, as God Himself charts my path.  Our Pastor referred us to Acts 22 last Sunday and asked us to view all our past experiences are God’s tapestry of our lives. After the sermon, I honestly could not recall my assignment and my husband and I had a giggle about it – he had no recollection of his either.  We had sadly, lost our focus and fumbled our way down a winding and semi-lit path!

God is working in each of our lives and weaving an incredible future for us, in spite of ourselves! The book of Romans reinforces this fact beautifully:

Romans 8:28  “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,for those who are called according to his purpose.”

I continue to marvel at these words because I have made bad choices, taken wrong turns (sometimes the same one over and over and over again!) and yet He loves me still.   I have been oppressed, suppressed, depressed and unimpressed and He continues to love me, sing over me and redeem me.  This is quite a journey and I am thankful that the end is not yet in sight but I can see my purpose ahead of me.  Who knew I was living it all along?  Bumpy roads, wide avenues, narrow paths, down streams that turned into rivers and at the end of it all – tears of joy!  Watch out world, this lioness is arising!lioness up closeAre you ready for your adventure in Christ?  It is a tough path but worth every turn in the present, future and for eternity.