God’s Love Sets Us Free to Play and Dream… Editor’s Journal and Inspiration From Bethel Music

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Let us learn to trust the heart of Love from which freedom flows and everything begins…


We began our journey on this Earth with the freedom to discover, to explore with wide-eyed wonder, we dreamed, we played naturally – until we lost our trust and fear drew us away from our real life reverie and the freedom that is ours…

What would happened if we embraced the childlike freedom to dream and play again?
I’ve been learning the freedom of having childlike faith and joy since interning at the children’s ministry at my church and seeing how full of joy and wonder the kids are…

Permission to Play Flourish Conference

Flourish 2015 Conference Recap from Covenant Church on Vimeo.

Recently at my church the theme of the women’s ministry conference was “Permission to Play” and when I heard it announced it was like a nudge of confirmation. God has been instilling the lesson of trusting Him in me for the past few years – since He rocked my world in a vivid encounter in 2009 giving me visions of God’s deep love for us…

In one of the visions I saw little kids giggling and playing dress up, and it was as if He was showing me how joyous and free like kids we were meant to be. In another I was in a vast forest that reminded me of the Garden and I was a little girl dancing in a pure white dress asking my Daddy question after question, trying to make sense of life and why things are the way they are.

His response was a deep, extravagant impartation of His love, a glimpse of His passionate plan from the Beginning to end, for us His children, to discover His love and dwell with Him forever and words I will never forget: “Do you trust Me?”

Trust is so important in the journey of purpose and living out the dreams we were made for! Jesus Himself says that it’s like a child that we enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Let’s just rest, play, embrace joy and trust Him, not leaning on our own understanding – He’s got you covered!

And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:3-4

These songs from Bethel Music have spoken to me recently, I they do you too, as you worship, dance and stare in wonder at our King…

Get this song and others on Bethel’s album “You Make Me Brave (Live)” on iTunes

Get this song and others on Bethel’s album “You Make Me Brave (Live)” on iTunes

P.S. Click Here to Join Me On My Journey of Learning to Play and Dream at The Dare Dreamer Movement


Word: Write the Vision Make it Clear

The vision you’ve been entrusted with isn’t just for you – other’s may rely on finding hope in it, and lives may depend on it too. What’s the message God has given you that others are waiting for you to deliver? It’s time to make it clear…

“I will take my stand at my watchpost and station myself on the tower, and look out to see what he will say to me, and what I will answer concerning my complaint.

“And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it. For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.” Habakkuk 2:12-3

“So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.

“For, ‘In just a little while, he who is coming will come and will not delay.’” Hebrews 10:35-37

Speak Life Over Your Dreams: There Is Power In Your Words, Let God Breathe Through You

“From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things, and the work of their hands brings them reward.” Proverbs 12:14

Are your mouth and hands planting the harvest you’d like to see? What words are you speaking over your dreams, your health, your relationships…your life? When your circumstances look dark, dead and decaying do you simply say what seems to be?

God spoke the world into motion and breathed life into you and I. He said, “Let there be light,” and it was so. We are made in His image and He can breathe His power through us to speak light into a dark world.

Let’s declare life and truth into the lives of others and our own, bringing hope and newness that will never fade. What will you speak to these dry bones, when the world seems cold and colorless? Decide that you will prophesy God’s word to your situation and purpose. – Julene, dreaminsoul.com
“The hand of the Lord was on me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?”

I said, “Sovereign Lord, you alone know.”

Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord.’”

So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone. I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them…

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Trust and Believe: With God Nothing is Impossible

Do not fear – no matter how your life may seem, a miracle is always possible – we were created for the extraordinary…

She thought she was an ordinary girl – but little did she know that she was made for extraordinary purpose that would deliver the gift of light to the world. When she surrendered her life to manifest what seemed impossible, she found out that the greatest dreams are birthed through great Love and miracles…

It may have seemed like a strange way to save the world but there’s such mystery and beauty in the way Love came down to be with us, rescue us from darkness and experience life as us so we can live with Him forever. Just as Mary let God’s dreams flourish through her life – plans that were greater and deeper than she could imagine – let’s do the same and be carriers of love and the greatest dream. Remember in this season and in the upcoming year that with God, nothing is impossible.

God is always greater than our circumstances and His purpose and promises are forever true. He is a God of miracles, marvels and great love for you and I, represented in the present He sent to live among us – Jesus, God incarnate, love personified…Trust that God’s dream and love for you is greater than your own will – He can do the supernatural in our lives if we surrender to a higher story. #letLovelead #Believe #bestill #bethemiracle #anythingispossible

“You are blessed because you believed that the Lord would do what He said.” Luke 1:45

– Julene

Love More, Fear Less: Perfect Love Casts Out Fear

“There is no fear in love but perfect love casts out fear…”

Love changes the way we see ourselves, others and the world around us – we see truth and light where others may see despair and darkness. We can move in courage and be at peace even when it seems like our world gives way and our expectations fall into the heart of the sea…

I’ve been learning in places that shake and stretch me that if I intentionally fix my eyes on God and truly live out a life of love with Him leading, fear has no power and doubt will fade. Live boldly every day in the fullness of love so rich and pure, so measureless and strong – you will always be fulfilled and will never miss out on the greatest of dreams, the destiny and One you were made for to love and be loved forever…

#HemakesusBrave #Lovemadeaway #childlikefaith #belove #beLoved #befree #trustmore #fearless #bannerofboldness #capeofcourage