“And while our dreams may not be about something big, our God-sized dreams perfectly fit who we are, what we’re called to do and how only we can make a difference in this world.” ~Holley Gerth
As I’ve shared my story over the past month, of how mercy found me, it’s my deepest desire to know how mercy has found you too—to share our stories and stand arm in arm in this place, declaring to the world that through our tragedies, through our brokenness, and through our struggles and time in the mud,
I have dreams, both big and small. And as this year unfolds, I’ll be sharing some of them with you. And I’m hoping you’ll be daring enough to share some of your dreams with me.
But my primary God-sized dream this year is to build a community right here, in this space, with you.
I dream of a place where we reflect on God’s mercy and recognize His grace in our everyday daily lives. Where we intentionally look to see what He gives, how he cares, and what He provides.
I dream of a place here, where we write about our mud moments, share about our real pain, and encourage one another in the process, so that we can know we are not alone. To know that God is here with each one of us, working and weaving His plan in and through our lives.
I dream of a place where we’re not afraid to admit our weaknesses, not embarrassed to share our brokenness, and that every single thing shared will point back to our God who really does redeem and restore each situation, as only He can.
My God-sized dream, is of a community where we are filled with the wonder of His love, moved by the radical power of His grace, and changed by His generous and unending mercy toward each and every one of us. ← Tweet That
Oh imagine the wonder of us all … united … standing arm in arm, with our scars of this life exposed, transparent, and free. Not to wallow, or complain, or highlight shame or guilt or despair.
But instead, for those scars to declare to each other and to shout to all the world,
How God is with us,
And He is good,
And we are loved,
No matter what!
So here’s the thing. I’m gonna go out on a long, narrow, and very bendy limb, in honor of dreaming–to be true to my God-sized dream.
And knowing it’s a risk, I’m going to stare fear in the face and ask anyway…
Will you join me?
On the last day of every month, will you join me here?
Whatever your situation, however you’re found, let’s meet and give God thanks…
For the way His mercy finds us,
His grace lifts us,
And His power redeems it all.
Will you look back on your month and find some way mercy found you and God gave you grace?
Will you write something from your heart, stare fear straight down and dare to hit publish anyway? Will you boldly come and link up together?
Linking both our hearts and our words in this community…
Where mercy has found us,
And grace overwhelms us,
And how because of Him we will never be the same…
And if you don’t have a blog, will join in and you write your words in the comments?
Will you be courageous with me?
To allow our words to heal … not only your own hearts as we reflect and write, but the hearts of others too?
A community of friends, linking arms once a month, to give thanks for God’s mercy and grace.
THIS is my God-sized dream.
And I’m crossing my fingers, and holding my breath … will you be there?
I can’t wait to see what God’s going to do!
What are you dreaming about?
What is your God-sized dream?