Good morning my sisters-
Well it's actually 7:47 pm but I know there is a country where it is morning, so we will go with it. Today is the celebration of a man that had a dream. Do you know who I'm referring to? Many men in the Bible had dreams but this man like Abraham would have a dream that would change men and women's lives forever. Martin Luther King Jr. had a God inspired dream. Many may think it was his dream but it was God breathed. He did march on Washington and he did raise an army of men that fought for equality through peaceful demonstrations. He believed that there could be equality between races, fast forward to today and an African-American man is President.
Who would have thought that a dream thousands of years ago would lead to a Messiah? And who would have thought that a normal every day pastor would lead a movement that brought equality to the US? No man did that's for sure. God inspired Abraham to be the father of all nations and He took a pastor to change a nation. Hmm. I wonder what He will do with you and me? Don't you ever wonder what your purpose is? I do. When I had the vision to write and to speak to women all over the world, I thought that's never going to happen. But for over four years, I have written this blog and many nations have jumped on. God inspired an average person to talk to women all over the world. What happens next in my journey is up to Jesus but like Martin Luther King Jr. the road is open and the Holy Spirit is rolling.
Tonight I saw old photos of young girls praying. God was calling young African-American women to pray and support the dream of equality. These were little girls with the desire to call out to their Lord. There are young men and women today that have no idea of the sacrifice these children made during a very tumultuous time in our History. Some even lost their lives for the belief that men of all races could be equal. I don't think we look back enough and see how History and people have impacted our lives today. We are complacent because we see men and women of different colors together, when in fact sixty years ago you would never have seen the two in the same room. God did this. He made skin just skin and He infused love, respect and equality to the US through one mans' obedience to Him.
My question to all of you is, what dream has inspired you? When was the last time you considered the heavens of our Father or looked at the placement of the moon and stars? When was the last time something that seemed impossible became possible with God's divine intervention? Or when was the last time you considered how much God loves mankind in the face of their sin? These are the questions I ask myself as I seek to know Him and these should be the questions you ask yourself.
We should all have a dream. Our dream should be that our children and their children will follow the God of Abraham. We should pray that they would confess Jesus as Lord and that at every opportunity they would love their neighbor, that's what we should be dreaming of. I call on all of us that love Him to thank Him for His grace and love and for placing the stars and moon right where we can see them. He is a faithful God, fulfilling dreams, redeeming people and reminding all of us that He is the reason we live. I will leave you today with my first memory verse of the year. I didn't know how much it would inspire me.
When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? (Psalm 8:3-4 NIV)