I'm a dreamer.
I come from a long line of dreamers.
Day or Night...it matters not to me!!!
Did you know that God wants us to dream.....he wants to throw open the doors of heaven and bless the socks right off of us!
He is The Great Dream Giver!!
"Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, "Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain." And God granted his request."
I Chronicles 4:10
In The Prayer of Jabez.....God wanted to bust open the borders for Jabez! In fact the Hebrew meaning of Enlarge my Territory/Borders really means.....give me more sheep! (hahaha)
I took that picture over 10 years ago in India! That is a crop of chili peppers drying in the sun.
Can you imagine the farmer who planted the field that yielded those peppers if he had doubt that anything would grow. What would be the point? It would be futile.
Instead, anyone who has ever planted a garden or any seed believes deep in their hearts that it will yield a harvest!!!
I call this Big Yellow!!!
I would never in a million years have dreamed of a "retirement" home like this....and in Texas! In fact, the funny thing is it doesn't even fit our check list completely...it's 2 stories....but the Master is on the main floor....so it partially fits!!! In fact, I've been dreaming "safely"...you know, nothing too special or too grand....staying in my comfort zone with The Lord.
When I first showed this home to The Hired Hand, I said, "Don't hate me but I love it!...I don't know why...but I do!"
As I lay in bed this morning....WAY too early, I started dreaming of what could be here on this 28 acres in Texas. I started dreaming of The Shepherd's Studio....you do realize there will be no sheep on this "ranch", instead it will belong to THE Shepherd.
It's gorgeous inside and out. It has much to offer. (In fact if you wanted to do a Tom Cruise slide in your undies....well, it could happen here in Big Yellow in the marble foyer....you do realize that is pronounced in this particular sentence with a French accent!!!!)
It has the capacity of fulfilling BIG dreams!!! Certainly not the dreams of 2 people heading into retirement and living a condo life on the beach!!!
I realized though that God wants me to dream bigger! He wants me out of my comfort zone of comfy dreams....you know those kind that don't take much faith.
He's busting out our borders and setting up his boundary lines for us in pleasant places. Indeed, our inheritance is beautiful. Psalm 16...one of our very favs!
Isn't there a saying, Go Big or Go Home?
Well, I leave for Texas to see Big Yellow and I'm going Big!!!
I'm praying for discernment! The Hired Hand really likes this location and how far the house sits off the road and how little grass there is to cut and and and!!! I love the kitchen, ALL the windows....I wanted LOTS of windows, after living my entire life where Winters and windows don't play well together...I adore the outdoors, the POOL, the art studio.......SO many things that if I am not careful.....I might be disappointed if it's not the right home God has for us.
If you think of it...please pray for me this coming week. I'm dreaming BIG and I need to make sure our dreams are HIS dreams!!! But I know, if this isn't THE home we are to buy, then it's still out there for us to find!!!
Pinch me....I get to see and feel my dreams in a few days and I'm fit to be tied!!!!