Poem For God-Sized Dreamers

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Dream a dream.  A God-sized dream.  But never dream alone.

Link hearts with God, your dream-Maker, in every dream-seed sown.

 

That hope he planted in your heart to do that God-sized thing~

Keep dousing it with prayer and work, and watch your dream take wing.

 

The path of dark and dirty soil may hide you long and low,

but deep in Christ, you’re safe to trust He’ll grace you as you grow.

 

A little here, a little there, as days and nights accrue,

your heart will beat as one with His.  There’s nothing you can’t do.

 

Let Scripture wrap you warm and tight through nights and shiver-days;

Thank God for rain and storms because you’re led in all your ways.

 

Like light and sunrays, you break through… slogs, sludge, and soil gone wrong.

Since Christ the Lord pumps in your veins, He’ll see you finish strong.

 

His love in you propels you on beyond all fear and strife.

Stand tall, sweet rose of God, it’s time… to spill your fragrant life.

 

“You don’t need a buy-in from all your coworkers, your entire Bible Study, your high school friends on Facebook, and the checkout girl from the grocery store. Sometimes we delay our dreams because we think that everyone’s approval is confirmation. (Psst it’s not!)”  ~ Holley Gerth, from her new book, “You’re Made for a God-Sized Dream:  Opening the Door to all God has for You.”

 

I’m cheering for you, God-sized dreamers; but even more ~ God is!

And you can do anything if God is in it!

 

Now, let me ask you this: What is your God-sized dream? Please leave a comment below, and you’ll have a chance to win a free copy of my gift book, A Friend in the Storm.

 

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! Amen.  Ephesians 3:20, 21

10 Comments

  1. Wow Cheryl God Bless you! Thank you so much for being obedient in writing this. Before I even saw a giveaway I knew I had to respond. Please pray that I look back at these words every day for the next week. Feeling as a “rose” to the King of Kings and holding myself to my dreams is something I seriously struggle with. No matter what praise and adoration comes from my loved ones, I am tuned so often to block it out. Thank you again for the encouragement and beauty in your writing. I once met you at a conference, when in Minnesota Teen Challenge, and you blessed me with an autographed book! I enjoyed it very much, however, before I finished it I felt led to bless a sister in Christ who was graduating, knowing that someday I will be getting more books, for myself and for others. Take care!

    • Hi Emily! I remember giving you the book (yay!) And I’m so glad it blessed you, and now someone else! May God continue to do amazing things in your beautiful life. You are a melody to Him. He rejoices over you with singing. Zeph 3:17

  2. Wow, Cheryl, this is simply beautiful, overflowing with the hope and encouragement that only God can give. Thank you for sharing God’s heart through your inspired words. I pray to spill a fragrant life for the Lord so that others will also desire him and come to know him and his amazing love. Thanks for blessing us this Saturday morning!

    • Thank you so much, Judy!! And amen to your prayer! That’s what it’s all about, isn’t it? Being broken and spilled out for the Master! Hope you have an amazing weekend!

  3. Dear Cheryl,

    Your poem blessed me as all your writing does. I had a God-sized answer to 12 years of praying over a granddaughter adopted at birth. I now have a picture, a card with a long note, and I can sign my first name to all future correspondence and gifts. Only 6 more years until I am allowed to meet Ashton and give her a God-sized hug!

  4. Cheryl, thank you so much for this beautiful poem, so full of hope and truth. I struggled as a writer for years, trying to do it all myself. It’s amazing when we look to our Lord Jesus, submit all we do to His control, obey the urging of the Spirit, the road becomes straight and He accomplishes His purpose in us.

    DiAne Gates

  5. Love, love, love!
    Thank you, Cheryl:)

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