Ever-Present

God-sized Dream = A desire in your heart for more of what God has for you.

We’re opening the door to God-sized dreams in 2013. So every week we get together to encourage each other {because don’t we all need it? yes, ma’am.}. This week Kelli Trujillo is here to share about God-sized dreams with you…

photo by Acrylic Artist

photo by Acrylic Artist

At first-blush, the phrase “God-sized” makes me think big. Really big. Ginormous. I go straight to the idea of God’s grandness.

So does this mean my dreams must be enormous?

To be honest, they’re not huge dreams, really. See, lately I’ve been viewing my dreams—all of my life—through a different angle.

God’s size? God is omnipresent—every place in the universe, and also present in every single moment. God’s presence defies size, defies time, defies our finite limits. God’s size isn’t just bigger than the gigantic scope of the universe; God is also present in the beauty of the tiniest crocus bloom and, zoom even smaller, in the miracle of the tiniest buzzing electron.

And God’s presence? God’s there in those awe-inspiring beautiful, truly amazing moments of our lives . . . but God’s also faithfully right there in the “small,” hum-drum, normal ones. And this is where my dreaming lives.

So, for me, a God-sized dream is a dream not boxed in by time. A dream not labeled with a specific achievement or a fantastic accomplishment. A dream that isn’t impressive or tear-jerking. Instead, it’s the daily dream of seeing and delighting in the sacredness God offers as God meets me in the average, seemingly forgettable moments in my life.

My dream is to live rich moments rather than have life scamper by. My dream is to live prayer rather than reserve it for specific times. My dream is to be energized by an enduring joy that’s not deterred by pain or frustration. My dream is to commune with God during my real-life.

See, my life is pretty normal, a mash-up of beauty and mess, and that’s OK with me. I don’t aspire to be a paragon of perfect motherhood or ideal Christian womanhood or anything else. I simply want to be a pilgrim. A fellow journeyman on the road, walking not just following Christ but also with Christ.

As a pilgrim in God’s presence, my normal life becomes sacred: washing dishes, paying bills, walking outdoors, disciplining children, reading a good book, cooking dinner, typing away at the computer. In all of these moments, our ever-present God is there! I’m aiming to foster a greater awareness of this truth and a more faithful communion with God in my heart throughout all of life.

That’s my dream: normal life lived fully, enriched with beauty and meaning, because the God who’s bigger than the universe? He’s in those tiny moments too.

 

Kelli B. Trujillo is the author of the new Flourishing Faith devotional series and several other books. (She’s also a Midwest mom of three and a regular contributor to magazines like Today’s Christian Woman and Relevant.) Find out more at www.kellitrujillo.com or follow Kelli on Twitter @kbtrujillo.

About Holley

About Holley

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author and Life Coach

I like humans, words, and good coffee. And I’d love to help you beat what’s holding you back, become all you’re created to be, and kick butt for the greater good.

Cheering you on,

Holley

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