“I thank my God for you every time I think of you; and every time I pray for you all, I pray with joy because of the way in which you have helped me in the work of the gospel from the very first day until now. And so I am sure that God, who began this good work in you, will carry it on until it is finished on the Day of Christ Jesus. You are always in my heart! And so it is only right for me to feel as I do about you. For you have all shared with me in this privilege that God has given me…God is my witness that I tell the truth when I say that my deep feeling for you all comes from the heart of Christ Jesus himself.” –Philippians 1:3-8 (GNT)
Tuesdays are for God-sized Dreaming! This week’s assignment is to “write a post entitled ‘A Letter to the God-sized Dreamers’ telling your sisters why who they’re becoming and what they’re doing matters–even when it’s hard.”
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Dear God-sized Dreamer-sisters,
You are precious.
You are brave.
You are simply amazing.
I don’t need to know your particular circumstances to know that you have invested the deepest parts of you.
God offered to partner with you in order to fulfill a part of the very essence of who you are, for His glory.
And you said yes!
Your fiat could not matter more.
As you journey through risk, vulnerability, and fear to blessing, joy, and glory, you are becoming the masterpiece that God created you to be.
You are bringing His love and healing to a broken, thirsty world.
And this pleases Him.
He delights in seeing you grow, stretch, and walk in faithful obedience.
You hit walls, I know. You get scared, discouraged, and tired.
At some point, you will want to give up.
We need you, just as you are. Right where you are.
Because, through you, we will know Him, in a way that no one else can show us.
Press on, sisters!
You can do this. Because the God in you is bigger than anything in front of you.
And, as Holley reminds us, your job is only to say yes. His job is results.
Don’t forget: He loves you and cherishes you.
I’m so proud of you.
You bless me big. You’ve left heart-prints on my life that make an impact for eternity.
My prayer for you is one of peace, joy, and communion with the Lover of your soul.
And oodles of Nutella.
Did I say how much I love you?
More than words can say,
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Are you pursuing a God-sized dream? I’d love to hear about it. Or, is there a way I can encourage you today? Let’s chat!