Laying Down Your Dreams

by Sheri Rose Shepherd”He is able to do exceedingly abundantly more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work in us.” — Ephesians 3:20

My Dream was to have the perfect family and a white picket fence. However, it was in a moment of crisis that I found the true meaning of following Christ. My dream came to life when I laid down my wants for God’s will and began to live out my life for a cause greater than my own happiness. I thought God had forsaken me, but I discovered that my most disappointing moment was the moment God freed me from depending on others to fulfill my personal dream.

Once I realized that His dream for me would leave a legacy of faith and my dreams would only benefit me, I received peace from Him that was stronger than my painful past and found a new hope for my unforeseen future. I realized then that every day I had lived and every day I have yet to live are masterfully created by Him, so wasting those days in worry is just a victory for the enemy. That night I gave my deepest heart’s desire to God and chose to follow Him at any cost.

My faith was no longer in people; it was in Christ alone.

His Love Letter to YouMy Beloved Daughter,

I want to birth a new thing in your heart and bring forth the perfect peace and plan I have for you. I am asking you, as your heavenly Father, to look to the future and not to the past to find the path I have prepared for you.

I know it won’t be easy, but it will be worth letting go of what once was to receive all I have for you. Your past has prepared you for your purpose, and nothing and no one can stop My plans for your life. Don’t allow disappointment to direct your path. Now is the time to take My hand and walk out the rest of your days on earth and dream with Me, your heavenly Daddy.

Love,
Your Lord and Giver of Dreams!

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your paths.” — Proverbs 3:5-6

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Prophecy Thread of Week 38

Noah Webster’s 1828 Dictionary Definition of Truth:
Conformity to fact or reality; exact accordance with that which is, or has been, or shall be. The truth of history constitutes its whole value. We rely on the truth of the scriptural prophecies.

MESSIAH WILL HAVE THE HOLY SPIRIT

Jesus was filled with divine power when the Holy Spirit descended upon Him. This is how John the Baptist knew it was the Messiah, which in itself is the fulfillment of a personal prophecy the Father gave to John (Jhn 1:33). A measure of this same power that Jesus had with the Holy Spirit is available to all who believe in Him (Act 2:1-4).

PROMISED

THE SEVEN SPIRITS OF GOD

Isa 11:2 The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him—the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the LORD—

FULFILLED

JESUS THE LAMB OF GOD

29 AD, 27 AD (U)

Jhn 1:32 Then John gave this testimony: “I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him.

Jhn 1:33 And I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, ‘The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’

Prophecies declared are in blue, prophecies fulfilled are in red, prophecies currently being fulfilled are in green, and prophecies to be fulfilled are in orange. Bold historical context dates are from Jeff Swanson’s The Plan dating system, and dates marked (U) are Archbishop Ussher’s 1658 dating system.
** The date of this prophecy is in its referential context: the verse has been moved to the time frame of its contextual orientation.