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Entered By: Paula
Entry Date: 2007-03-15 12:01:40
Subject: Good Morning!
Message:
 

This morning Hannah is sleeping after a rough night.  Glad she is able to rest this morning.   While here in the states spending much time alone with the Father I believe He has challenged me to "dream big" and share the dreams He has already given me.  With all the dreams He has given me it will take my 4 children and all our boys to see them accomplished in His timing!!  So WARNING this is long!   Since childhood the scriptures in Isaiah 58 have been close to my heart and an encouragement to continue in Him.   "Is this not the fast that I have chosen, To loose the bonds of wickedness, To undo the heav burdens, To let the oppressed go free, And that you break every yoke?  Is is not to share our bread with the hungry, and that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out, When you see the naked, that you cover him, and not hide yourself from your own flesh?  Then your light shall break forth like the morning, Your healing shall spring forth speedily, And your righteousness shall go before you; The glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard, then you sahll call, and the Lord will answer, You shall cry, and He will say, Here I Am.   If you take away the yoke from your midst, The pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness, If you extend your soul to the hungry and satisfy the afflicted sould, Then your light shall dawn in the darkness, And your darkness shall be as the noonday.  The Lord will guide you continually, And satisfy your soul in drought, And strengthen your bones; You shall be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water, whose waters do not falll.   Those from among you shall build the old waste places; You shall raise up the foundations of many generations. And you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, the Restorer of Streets to dwell in"   Oh Amen, that passage just sends me over the edge!  Such promise, such hope, such sacrifice, such joy, such eternity!  But that is my desire to see healing, the oppressed set free, the clothing of the naked, the feeding of the hungry, the bringing of hope to those whom are hopeless.  I do believe that those whom we help and see set free will rebuild the foundations, bring back the heritage that has been destroyed.  I truly feel such immense joy when we are serving these we are called to.  Yes, it is hard, yes, I want to pull out my hair daily when precious Ely has the deer in the headlights look, but I also get wrapped up in the joy.   I believe this scripture is what God has given me.  From that flows a lot of dreams and desires that in time I believe the Father will bring to life.  For many years I have had a vision of a Recreational Center called "KINGDOM KIDS".  It really is a mixture of many things I have seen done, but with even more.  It has "real life play" for children of all ages, interaction opportunities, ministry opportunities, and fun.  Things like craft rooms designed for children to create in with every gorgeous thing that glitters.  A reading room full of wonderful books, with books on tape/cd for the children that can not read to listen to.  This room would have storytimes and crafts to enhance the stories, including the wonderful Bible stories we love and hold dear.  Large real life things to play in like an ambulance, a fire engine, rooms of the home such as the laundry room to do laundry in, hang out the clothes, etc.  I see a prayer room where children come in and write their prayer requests and hang them on the wall and there are fluffy pillows all around for someone to sit on with them and pray with them.  There is a science experiment room with the walls covered with the story of creation and all of the incredibile things God has designed and set in place.  An educational room where there are people there to help with homework, teach reading, teach English or another language, etc.  I see a music room full of instruments for children to experiment on and special times when instruction and concerts are given.   A huge play area, a huge game area, and of course a networked computer area for games and interaction.   At one time I heard God say we would train children in the things of the Spirit there, and we would see miracles.  I believe for these things.  Of course I always thought it would be in the US, but I see it just as much in Honduras!  So I pray for these things to come to pass, for God to show us what He would have us do.   I have seen visions of dramas and videos used to show the restorative power of God.  I have no great training in this area, but a heart to see these things utilized for the Kingdom.  Who knows maybe one of my children will have an interest in video, filmaking, or something of that sort.  Maybe God will bring an intern with a heart for this.  I don't know, but I will dream and believe God for what He shows me.   I see a photo book that shows the poverty of our country Honduras in the faces of the children.  With it I see words that share the stories of the children, and scriptures and prayers that bring hope.   I see our family and the boys going to other countries and sharing testimony and helping others.  I see Cambodia and Africa.  Maybe one in our family will want to spend time in another country.   My heart is to see children educated and loved.  I think in our culture and time we discount the children, the poor, the hungry.  God has a destiny for each and I want to see people grown and walk in that.   I just wanted to share some dreams I have and my heart with you.  I encourage you also to Dream Big, believe, look, and listen for how God wants to work through you to see His glory cover the earth. Paula




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