Day 268: A Stirring In The Ashes (September 25)

Today, while I was running, I saw a bunch of ashes.  Then I saw myself sitting in a white dress in the middle of the ashes and my hand reached down into the ashes and I pulled out something.  Then God spoke to me, “You have died to your dreams, now I will resurrect them.”

I feel such a stirring inside from just typing that.

God also reminded me of the series of “Dying” devotionals we did a couple of weeks ago.  His message today is clear.  Some of you laid down dreams during that time, and He is coming to resurrect them.  He will breathe His breath of life into your dreams and they will occur.

When God breathes on our dreams, suddenly they are no longer something we toil over.  We still work hard and partner with Him, but it’s not a frustrated, spinning your wheels kind of toiling.  Does that make sense?

I have lived too long trying to “work things out” on my own.  It’s exhausting and quite honestly constantly frustrating because it’s not what He intended.  He doesn’t bow to our time schedule.  He doesn’t bow to our direction.  Quite the contrary, He knows all and has perfect timing, so we are far better served waiting and listening.

What do we do in the waiting?  Praise.  Thank Him in advance.  Worship Him because He alone is worthy.

I see a stirring in the ashes.  A gentle breeze is blowing over the field of dreams we’ve died to and now they are receiving the breath of Life.

Lord, bring to life all the dreams that are in Your heart for my life and my family.  I receive the fullness of Your promise.  I know that it is by Your hand, and not mine, that all my dreams take form.  Help me to stay open-handed as I wait for You to move over them.  I long to only have dreams that are from You.  Help me to always discern between Your heart and my own.  Thank You for being a dream fulfiller.  I love You.


The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on Me, because the Lord has anointed Me to proclaim good news to the poor.  He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion- to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.  They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of His splendor.  Isaiah 61:1-3