Editor’s Journal: You Were Made to Flourish Even In the Wilderness

Through any trial you’ve been through, the harvest and lives you can impact because of what you endured is greater than the dry season you experienced. You may have been squeezed by circumstances & confused by people who seemed to leave your life – but it had purpose beyond what you can see.

In my quiet time I heard “the desert purified your praise and depth of your love.” I know it’s a word of encouragement for someone else too. Restoration and new beginnings – that’s what I believe for you this year and beyond…

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”

You survived and are stronger, your spirit is more resilient than you know. Suddenly surprises & the fruition of dreams & tears you sowed lay ahead…it’s winter but springs are coming, baby! Seek your Father and you’ll find Love, fulfillment, clarity, direction, new creativity & all you need… Your story is powerful and sharing it can influence the lives of many, bringing refreshing hope to others. Dreams bloom in due season for purposes deeper than you can imagine and you were made to Flourish for such a time as this – dare to step boldly into your purpose and nourish your divine dreams…

– Julene, Editor DreaminSoul.com

Below – Dream in Soul Creative Expression: Be Inspired by a Poem I Wrote As Encouragement for Dreamers On Overcoming and Understanding the Wilderness

Dream in Soul Creative Inspiration: A Joyful Heart Is Good Medicine (Smile)

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22

This shirt from Dream in Soul Creative is an upbeat typography tee reminding of the Proverb that says “A Joyful Heart is Good Medicine.” Even news reports say that laughter can soothe stress and heal the heart (so Smile:).

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Soul Dreamer Journey – Editor’s Diary: You’re Never Alone

No one will be able to stand up against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you. Joshua 1:5

There are times in what we might call loneliness where people have drawn away from us, God is drawing us into deep fellowship and intimacy that few have experienced because they wouldn’t be still. Don’t run from seasons of silence and solitude but seek to hear His voice – He’s always there and waiting for you to draw closer to Him. Those are the times when you can get to know Him like never before and to discover your purpose in Him.

There was a span of time where I was experiencing deep alone-ness, after most of my friends had graduated and moved away. In the quietness of that time I first felt frustrated and lost, wondering why there seemed to be no I could relate to. After seeking God I found that it was in these times when we are not being bombarded by the noisiness of the world that God speaks, really speaks to us and draws us into our destiny…

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity. Jeremiah 29:11-14

Prolonged total isolation is never a good idea, when you find there is no one in your close circle, find a way to serve others and reach out to someone who may also need a friend – we were made for fellowship and that’s where we grow and thrive. However, don’t be afraid to take time to get away from the bustle and distractions of life to embrace those times of fellowship with your Creator, He’s waiting to get your undivided attention…

And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. Matthew 28: 20

– Julene

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And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap a harvest, if we faint not. Galatians 6:9

What will you do this year to make a leap toward our purpose? I wanted to share this message from my heart and a poem I wrote above entitled “Dreams in Due Season” to encourage you to keep going where ever you are on your journey…

So many of us start out life dreaming in wide-eyed wonder – then life happens and leaves us in a dazed slumber. We face disappointments, discouragement and detours…and we get practical.

We become sleepwalkers, settling for the ordinary because the dreams we had seem too lofty, too out of reach. My journey has been similar; throughout the years I’ve had great visions yet often get lost in loneliness and and weary when the dreams don’t always grow the way I imagined.

I want to encourage you today to arise, shine and bring those dreams back to life. Everyone was born with purpose and no one’s purpose is more important than another’s. There are dreams in your heart that were planted there for a reason to impact the world – we all miss out if you don’t water them.

It’s up to you to nurture them – give them some love and let them grow today. Don’t give up on your purpose…you’ll reap a harvest in due season if you don’t give up!

My dream is to inspire you to realize and pursue the importance of your purpose.

What’s your dream? What vision or passion have you set aside for the more practical and everyday cares of life?

I dare you to nourish the seeds of those dreams, nuture them back to health and bring them to the Light – one step guided by God is like a leap and can take you further and higher than you can go on your own.

Share your aspirations, and the dreams you want to accomplish this year and in the future in the comments, I’d love to hear them!

God bless, and keep dreaming and nurturing the dreams in your heart – Dear Dreamer, the world awaits!

- Julene “Dreamfleur” Fleurmond

Editor of DreaminSoul.com

P.S. Click here to read the story behind this poem and about a dream that has recently begun to come to fruition for me…

Soul Dreamer Resource: “I Am Joseph” – Jimmy Evans on Realizing God’s Dreams In Your Life

Jimmy Evans and his wife Karen may best be known for their ministry MarriageToday that enriches and equips couples and families with the teaching and tools they need to succeed. I have been especially inspired by one of their message series entitled “I Am Joseph: The Multi-Colored Impact of Dreams on Your Destiny” that gives encouragement for realizing your God-given dream and persevering when dreams are delayed. The series
is based on the story of Joseph how each of us can relate to his journey from being a young dreamer thrown into a pit to saving his people from the palace. I found myself nodding to myself at so much of the message, and applying the wisdom to my own life and dreams.

You can get the full “I Am Joseph” series as a DVD, CD or MP3 Audio Download. You can watch a clip of the series above for just a snippet of this power-packed series.

“I Am Joseph” Series Description:

God has a dream for each of us to follow, a specific purpose and destiny for our lives. Inspired by the life-story of Joseph, this series explains the role of dreams God’s redemptive plan. You’ll discover the great things that can happen when you give yourself permission to dream.

  • Permission to Dream
  • Why Dreams are Delayed
  • The DNA of Dreams
  • AND The Dream that Never Dies