Dare to Dream

by Hilary Horn

By June Friesen

Dare to Dream

Ah – Could it be?     Really? God could it actually be a reality?

Believe? What a real struggle it is to believe.

Faith: It is the antidote to apply?

God – you give visions and challenges that are way beyond believing – 

That are somehow unexplainable – but then explainable – – – 

Yet when one dares to sit with you – Wow!

The Spirit prods and probes within –

Causing one to actually dream the impossible – 

Yet reality within responds asking: “How can this be?” much like the mother of Jesus.

Lord to have faith like Mary, and respond, “I am your servant Lord.”

God, as I embrace the wonder of each sunrise and each sunset as well as the wonders around me,

May it be the beginning of embracing new wonders within me today. 


Ecclesiastes 5:2-4  (NLT)

“Don’t make rash promises, and don’t be hasty in bringing matters before God. After all, God is in heaven, and you are here on earth. So, let your words be few.  Too much activity gives you restless dreams; too many words make you a fool.  When you make a promise to God, don’t delay in following through, for God takes no pleasure in fools. Keep all the promises you make to him.”

Often times it is easy to make quick comments/promises to God. Sometimes it is to appease someone who continually nags us with ‘if you just followed God.’ Conditions and results are often added on to this phrase whether to make the one saying them feel good or hoping to make the one hearing them, feel good. Or one may hear and/or say something similar to this, “If I/you just prayed more, if I/you just read the Bible more, if you/I did this or that, didn’t do this or that…” 

Often times what happens is we get so too encumbered with words, meanings and ideas whether ours or someone else’s. I would like to give this challenge today – look at the wonders around you today but not only today – rather every day. Ponder what God is revealing to you, saying to you, challenging you to move towards. 

Dare to dream…..dare to fly…..dare to make a new beginning….dare to ____…


And you will fly like a bird on wings!


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1 comment

laycistercians February 5, 2020 - 12:09 am

Such a great insight on other perspective. It is true that we may take advantage of God by not making your promises reality but I believe Gods glory.

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