So, I thought I knew what those words mean, I’d heard them since I was a little girl, but after years of rejection, repetition and pain they became just words on a page to me. It wasn’t until true love rocked my world and revived my heart that I so came alive and could truly see and believe…
He pursued my heart with sweet words of tenderness until I ceased my striving for success and stopped running my life to listen. Is that really…You? You are REAL. Whoa. His reality and the new visions and dreams He gave me rescued me from the pit of depression, resuscitated my heart from the death of life without Him.
WOW. His PASSION. The words of His Word become so real and get so personal when you draw in to hear His voice, when He shows you His heart and yours yearns like His, when He invites you on an intimate adventure of purpose for people and you realize just how powerful and passionate this God of love is…
I Waited For You: P4CM Artist Janette…ikz Shares her Heart at Her Wedding in the Follow Up To “I Will Wait For You”
She might be best known for her spoken word poem “I Will Wait,” a piece about waiting on God to write her love story, but spoken word artist Janette…ikz now can say “I Waited For You”! Janette…ikz and her husband Matt shared their journey and great tips for singles and couples in the weeks leading up to the wedding. Watch the episodes of their series here…
David Marvin shares an inspiring word on our the desire for love in this message from The Porch
Most of us spend our youth in a sad state of slumber—sleeping in on life until we’re forced to get up. The problem is that life has already begun. It’s happening right now…
While working on the We Dream of Love relationships series on Dream in Soul and my upcoming book “We Dream of Love” I came across the inspiring interviews by Ashley Brown of Ashley Empowers. Ashley and her husband (featured in the video above) are currently hosting a multi-city tour where she is interviewing couples to participate in her series “Dating with Purpose.”
The series showcases young couples that “date with purpose” to inspire people to keep God first in their relationships despite their past. If you would like to participate in this series or have a recommendation please visit, www.AshleyEmpowers.com. Find more of Ashley’s Interviews on her Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/ashleyempowers
“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…
The righteous will flourish like the palm tree, they will grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Planted in the house of the LORD, They will flourish in the courts of our God. Psalm 92:12-13
The beautiful thing about purpose is that everyone was born with it – the question is will you choose to fully embrace and move in it?
You’ve caught glimpses of it ever since you were a child, when your hope and wonder was still fresh and you explored the world with joy and wide-eyed awe. You’ve always imagined making an impact in the unique way you were created to – so what are you waiting for? You’ve already been chosen…
Deep down you know you weren’t made for the ordinary, you may have been rejected or always felt like a mis-fit – but it’s because you are from more royal origins. You were made to live out a story greater than your wildest dreams, grander than your highest hopes, to love boldly, sowing seeds of healing and setting others free.
This beautiful purpose crafted and written for you, and those you are connected to, is more captivating than any fairy-tale, more riveting than an epic legend or film…So why do we constantly seek outward, aimless distraction, yearning for merit-less validation, entertaining meaningless excuses and powerless foes like fear that dull and pull us away from our real-life reverie?
This year is ours to be found and to seek, to create, dance and play on purpose with childlike belief, to cultivate, thrive and flourish, to savor the love we were made for and finally live out that dream courageously. This 2015 we’re waiting in eager anticipation for you to come awake and realize the truth of who you were always meant to be…free.
But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever. Psalm 52:8
They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” Jeremiah 17:8