Over the past year, I've thought a lot about refreshment and encouragement. I feel like the Lord has planted a series of seeds concerning this concept in my heart. It has been confirmed in too many ways to count. The first seed came in a dream I had on Jan 4th of last year. I've shared this dream with a small hand full of people, but was very reluctant to share it here. I began thinking about this dream once again while trying to write the mission statement and vision for the site. I really think it was meant to be shared here. Mainly, because immediately after- the morning after to be exact, my feet were literally swept out from under me. I've spent the last year trying to regain footing. With the Lords help, I'm steady once again. I do believe with all my heart this dream was from the Lord. It was different than any other dream I've had in my life. I also know that the Lord woke me in the night, months before, and told me He was going to give me dreams. I woke literally thinking, "wow that was weird". I know this may sound crazy, and for a good long time, I questioned whether I might be teetering on the edge, but over the course of time, the Lord has been faithful in exactness to the things that He whispered to my spirit. The Lord is at work in the hearts of His people as He has always been. I believe He is concerned with His Daughters. We've always had the ability to influence- from the beginning. We still have the ability to change the entire course of humanity much like Eve had in the garden. If ever there was a time in History when the course of humanity need be changed, I believe the time has come. We were born for such a time as this. "The hand that ROCKS the cradle rules the world." I believe this dream speaks the vision of our purpose as women and the results of our failing. I'd love to know what you ladies think. The Dream:
Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things.
1 Thessalonians 5:11
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are already doing.
Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification
according to the need of the moment, that it may give grace to those who hear.
The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
1 Thessalonians 3:2
And we sent Timothy, our brother and God's fellow worker in the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you in your faith,
And let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds..
But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called "Today, " lest any one of you be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.
I'd love to hear other scriptures that belong here...
Encourage those who are difficult to encourage- they need it the most.
Have a great week!