I woke up this morning around 3:30 knowing I was supposed to pray for our Youth. We are in a transition phase with our Youth. We, those who work with, lead and love our Youth, are trying to find a balance for our Youth ministry. It ain’t easy. A lot of prayer is needed and is happening. I prayed for them.
I then felt led to pray for MY Youth…Shawn, Sarah and Brett. Which led me to pray for My Man.
Having completed the prayers I felt led to pray, I closed my eyes to drift back off to sleep.
Except I couldn’t sleep. Isaiah 44:22 popped into my head. My scripture memory verse. I repeated it silently over and over, trying to memorize it perfectly (didn’t, but I have the general idea and words memorized at this point and am fine tuning the actual NIV version.)
And then this popped into my heart as loud as a clap of thunder:
DARE TO BELIEVE, Susan.
Dare to believe? I mulled it around in my heart and in my head until Russell’s alarm went off at 5:30 and he got up and left for work. I tried to drift back off to sleep for a bit. But couldn’t.
A gazillion thoughts/to do’s were swirling around in my head and I sat down at the computer to start knocking some of them out on paper and plan my day.
I was getting ready to shower when He reminded me of the Word He had given me just a couple hours earlier:
DARE TO BELIEVE.
I tossed it out to my bff’s on twitter and even posted it on facebook and hopped into the shower where I was flooded (no pun intended) with sentence after sentence of dares to believe:
Dare to Believe that I am all you need, Susan.
Dare to Believe that Sarah belongs to Me, that I have her, that she will marry the Godly, Christian man I have chosen for her.
Dare to Believe that Russell is all you need in a husband.
Dare to Believe that I created you to be all he needs in a wife.
Dare to Believe that you can lose weight, eat healthy, grow strong and fit again.
Dare to Believe that you can give up coffee with my help. (Wait…how did that one get in there!?)
And there are so many more things that I have placed into my heart to keep and ponder. And believe.
Dare to Believe, dear ones. Ask Him to place into your hearts the things that you long to believe, but have been afraid to.
I love you!