Do you feel like there are many projects unfinished, wounds unhealed, personality traits unsanctified? Have you been feeling overwhelmed by seeming unsurmountable financial debts or obligations? Are you struggling with confusion; about your future, the plan God has for your life, in your relationships?
These kinds of feelings and issues can leave us tied up in knots and those knots can wind us up tight in negative thinking, which can lead us into anxiety and depression.
Last night I had a lucid dream (I was aware I was dreaming as I dreamed). I believe that the lucidity of my dream was given to me specifically to write this post and stir up your faith.
To be conscious in a dream is to be aware of our ability to change the outcome; to have power over the dream story.
Our dreams are significant because they reflect our lives in symbols.
In the dream I was holding a tangled ball of string. It wasn’t just one strand of string slightly tangled, it was many strings intertwined into a tangled mass and balled up.
I knew it was humanly impossible to untangle it, but in recognizing I was dreaming, I knew I could affect the outcome in any way I desired.
I pulled the ball in half, untangling the whole bunch in the process.
In this dream parable lies the answer to many of life’s problems: Activating our faith. Having the belief that God has given us power to change things.
When we realize that we are not powerless bystanders to our own lives and problems, but co-creators with Christ, we can begin untangling the messes in our lives. Each strand of our existence can be straightened out and sewn into the beautiful tapestry that is our life.
Christ died the death of a criminal, paying the price for our sins, delivering us from the curse of the law. He sent His Spirit to guide us and empower us to live victorious lives. We are more than conquerors through Him who loves us.
We are no longer victims but victors.
I don’t care how long a problem has been present or how hopeless the situation may seem, begin to believe that within you lies the power to see those issues and relationships heal and straighten out.
No lack. Believe the Word of God! He will supply all of our needs.
No fear. Believe the Word of God! Perfect love casts out fear and we are loved perfectly.
No confusion. Believe the Word of God! We have the mind of Christ.
No despair. Believe the Word of God! And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.
No death. Believe the Word of God! For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
7 thoughts on “The Power Of Belief”
Wow! Small world. We all watched the Auburn-Alabama game together in. We’re all big Auburn or Alabama fans. I wonder if we were near each other? We were inside the 485 loop near I-24.
I was in Nashville visiting one of my oldest and dearest friends last Saturday night and went to church with her on Sunday.
Emily, we spent about five days over Thanksgiving in Nashville. My son and daughter live there. Leah cooked the Thanksgiving meal for us all. It was a great trip. Your Granny sounds like some good inspiration for some inspirational posts. I’ll look for those and whatever else inspires your writing. God bless.
Once again, I appreciate your input. I went several weeks without blogging. It’s been an eventful few weeks and I just couldn’t think of anything to write. I wasn’t feeling very inspired, which is a lousy excuse not to just sit down and start plucking away. Usually if I do that the inspiration shows up. I took a nearly week trip to visit my family and friends in Chattanooga. That was lovely. I could’ve blogged about that. Maybe I still will.
My little 94 year old Granny is a sweet pea and worth writing about, as is my mother, her primary caregiver and some of my lifelong friends I was able to spend time with.
Have a blessed day!
Sounds like the dream symbozes that you need to cast your burdens on Christ or that you are overextended in your commitments and need to reevaluate your schedule and cut out some things.
I love how you weaved the “No’s” into your post. Those are deserving of a post all by themselves. This was a fantastic read, Emily Rose.
I especially liked this: “No despair. Believe the Word of God! And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.” Keep up the good writing. You always inspire me. (Still waiting on your email :>) ) just kidding. Whenever you’re ready.
Beautifully put, thank you! Last night I dreamt of holding more things in my hands than I could carry.