Dare To Dream Big Dreams With God – Kathi Pelton #wfj
May 17, 2010 by Lynne Lee
- What is God asking of you?
- What are your dreams?
- What are His dreams for you?
- Are you ready to see God do immeasurably more than you ask or imagine?
- Is His Word truth?
Be blessed by this article from Kathi Pelton, dare to dream big, plan with God and take action.
Kathi Pelton – Learn to Lean and Dream Big!
Recently while I was ministering in Alberta the Holy Spirit took me into a vision that involved a scene from the holiday movie “The Polar Express.” In this movie, a group of children are taken on a magical train ride to the North Pole. When they get on the train each child is issued a golden ticket that has a letter punched into it by the train’s conductor. When each child gets back on the train to return home after their visit to the North Pole (having learned valuable lessons about childhood and belief) the conductor then takes each ticket and punches more letters into their ticket that spells out a word that best sums up the “lesson learned.”
One girl gets the word “Lead” punched onto her ticket while another boy gets the word “Believe.” But one young boy receives his punched ticket and reads the word “Lean.” He looks curiously at the conductor because he does not understand the significance of the word. The conductor tells him to read it again, and the young man sees the word is actually “Learn.”
As the Holy Spirit reminded me of the scene in this movie I instantly heard the verse out of Song of Solomon 8:5, Who is this coming up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved?
Then the Spirit spoke and said, “In order to learn the new ways to walk in this new time you must first learn to lean. You first must lean upon Me in order to learn from Me.”
What Are You Leaning On?
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”—Proverbs 3:5-6
Leaning on our Beloved often requires us leaning away from our own understanding. His ways are not our ways, nor are His thoughts our thoughts. This often leaves us with a lack of understanding. When leaning and depending on God for direction, more often than not He will ask us to do things and go places that make no sense to our natural ways of thinking. And when we begin to obey His leading, the “leaning” will become even more essential.
Intimacy and dependency are vital for receiving knowledge and revelation about how to walk and where to go—as well as the timing of each step.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart…” What is trust? According to the dictionary trust means “a firm belief or confidence in the honesty, integrity, reliability, justice, etc. of another person or thing (faith; reliance).”
Often we will say, regarding a spoken promise: “His/her word held a lot of weight,” meaning that we are leaning, depending or putting our trust in the promise spoken by another person. We are willing to do that with each other, yet God’s spoken word to us should be given far more weight than any promise of man.
If an individual worth millions of dollars walked up to you and said, “I would like to purchase a million dollar property for you,” you would likely believe them because you had seen their wealth. What if God says to you, “I am going to give you a million dollar property”? Would you trust Him to fulfill His word? For some reason it is easier for us to trust in the riches of men than the spoken word of God. We tend to put our trust in what we see and hear with our physical senses rather than put our trust in the invisible God who speaks to our spirits.
This is nothing new, but in the days ahead it will be even more important to lean closely into our Beloved in order to hear His voice and to depend fully upon His words that will lead and direct us.
Exchanging Lies for Truth
Show me Your ways, O Lord, teach me Your paths; guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long.—Psalm 25:4-5
Last month our local ministry team met together for a day of prayer and worship. During our time together the Holy Spirit instructed us to take pieces of paper and write down all the lies that we struggle with or have been ruled by in our personal lives. Those of us present were well-versed in God’s Word, yet there was no shortage of small slips of paper containing lies that directly contradicted God’s revealed truth. As a matter of fact, there were more little papers than I care to admit in my hand. After allowing the Lord to search our hearts and writing down what He showed us, we then took the paper slips to an outside fire, where together we burned and renounced the lies from our lives.
How can God guide us in His truth if we believe lies that have no place in Him? God desires to free us from the lies that have entangled us in the accuser’s snare. The enemy has caught us in this web of lies for long enough and kept us from moving into our inheritance as sons and daughters. My sense is that we are moving into times where the miraculous will be common to those who are leaning upon their God.
We are moving into days that will require us to receive careful and detailed instructions from the Holy Spirit as to our direction and strategy. If we are about to see a massive harvest of souls, we will need to know how to care for them, nurture them and walk with them. The preparation time we have been experiencing has been unlike anything in the Body of Christ I personally have ever witnessed. Though it appears that the enemy has wreaked havoc upon God’s people, I think that the truth is more likely that God has come and mercifully stripped us from all that would destroy us in the days to come. Some appear to be stripped of everything that would be essential to move forward, but once again this may be another case of “His ways not being our ways.” I can say this because we have been counted among those who have been stripped of everything but absolute dependency.
I encourage you in this time to allow the Holy Spirit to show you every lie that has held you in bondage, and allow Him to exchange them for the truth that will set you free. The accuser has been shouting accusations at God and His people, but we need to know how to quiet our hearts in order to hear the voice of the Spirit that will lead us into all truth.
To Him Who is Able
Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the Church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!—Ephesians 3:20-21
It is time to live like those who know that HE IS ABLE!
God keeps speaking to me that I am to “Dream Big.” Then, after I have dreamed as big as I can, He tells me that my “big” is still not big enough! He had instructed my husband and I to look at property for the vision that He has given us to start a home for teen boys without families. I began (in faith) looking at foreclosures and very inexpensive homes that might work for a small beginning.
Then the Lord told us to look on a particular road for a property for sale. The only property for sale is a 54-acre piece of land with three homes, barns, workshops, etc., which is priced in the millions. It has everything we would need to move into the dream that He has given us. Then He said, “Go possess the land.” What? That’s crazy—but now we are in the process of believing for a miracle.
Why am I sharing this? Because God may ask you to do something that would exceed what you would ask for or even imagine. He may give you something that is more than you imagined, but you must be willing to hear and obey even when it makes no sense. Do I have the kind of wealth to purchase this land? No, but my Heavenly Father knows where all the wealth is stored and it brings Him great pleasure to transfer it into the hands of His children.
- What is God asking of you?
- What are your dreams?
- What are His dreams for you?
- Are you ready to see God do immeasurably more than you ask or imagine? Is His Word truth?
Then He is able to do more! His power is at work in you so you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. Get ready for dreaming big and then learning to follow His lead as you lean.
Dream big, Beloved!
Light Streams Ministries
The key to seeing God do immeasurably more than you ask or imagine is to dream big dreams WITH GOD