"When the Lord brought back the captivity of Zion, We were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, And our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, The Lord has done great things for them. The Lord has done great things for us, and we are glad." Psalm 126:1-3 (NKJV)

I have to admit, I'm a dreamer! I believe change is possible and that we can have an impact on our nation. I believe this because I believe in prayer. Prayer can be the verbal expression of the hopes and desires that God has set in our hearts.

Is it possible that God sets a desire in our heart (which we long to tell Him about) and gives us the opportunity to be the hands and feet that bring it to pass? For years now I've asked God to move over our city, that the needs of the families would be met, that businesses would prosper, and that churches would be on fire for Him.

About three years ago God began to answer my prayer by assigning me a very large project. This project would create a location where we can be a blessing to families, help them to connect to the local church, and also coordinate volunteers to demonstrate the love of Jesus in practical ways. Receiving this assignment tested how serious I was about my dream. Was I willing to put my own time and resources into seeing it fulfilled? In faith, I took up the challenge and have since marveled at how God has provided more resources, volunteers, and ideas than I could have ever hoped for. I see our actions having an eternal impact on the community.

We need to remember that prayer without action is like baking a cake and never getting to eat it! Be courageous, enter in, you may be scared, but you won’t be disappointed! What dream is God stirring in your heart?

Loving Father, thank You for putting dreams into my heart. Please give me the courage to take risks to experience the full life You have planned for me. Amen.

Take Action

Speak your dream to God in prayer. What practical step of faith is God asking you to take? Write that action step into your calendar, and tell a friend or one of our confidential coaches what you’re planning to do. Then take action by faith. You can boldly walk towards your dream because God is in the lead.

What's your dream? What's your next step of faith? Post a comment to receive prayer and encouragement.

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