A Dream is a Wish

DisneyA dream is a wish your heart makes
When you’re fast asleep

In dreams you lose your heartaches
Whatever you wish for, you keep
Have faith in your dreams and someday
Your rainbow will come smiling thru
No matter how your heart is grieving
If you keep on believing the dream that you wish will come true

I get it… it’s not scripture… but I believe it is true all the same.

Yeah… I’m officially a Disney fanatic.  Having just returned from Disney World I am fresh off the Disney Magic.  While my family traipsed through the Magic Kingdom, spinning, whirling, eating, laughing and posing for pictures, a work was being done deep inside me.

Every show kept driving to my heart the call to dream again.

To wish upon a star.

To believe that dreams were planted deep within me, before time began.

The Bible calls it good works.

For we are the product of His hand, heaven’s poetry etched on lives, created in the Anointed, Jesus, to accomplish the good works God arranged long ago.  (Ephesians 2:10 The Voice)

The Creator, created beings who find purpose in creating!

And creating begins with a dream, a vision, a picture held deep within that waits to be manifest in this 3-D world.

God’s glory is manifested in His dreams planted deep within us before time began, expressed in our wishes, our creating, our good works which are all a product of His love.

BUT… the enemy has come to steal, kill and destroy.

What is he after?

Our dreams… our ability to believe that we are intended to manifest God’s glory through creating beauty.  He kills through the deep wounding of our souls.

My wounds have produced so much pain that subtly my life turned from believing and dreaming to being safe from the risk of pain. 

I’ve always thought that the enemy came to steal, kill and destroy me… but he is much happier with a Christian woman manifesting a zombie-like existence.

Satan is most effective in creating zombies – the walking dead.  No passion, no purpose. Zombie’s have no allure to join their ranks.  Why would the world want to be a part of the walking dead?

As Ebe in The Croods said… “That’s not living – That’s not dying.” (see my full blog on The Croods here)

God is calling to the depths of my heart to dream again, to stop “not dying” and begin to really “live.”

I started a wish list while in the Magical Kingdom.  I began to write them out and maybe one day soon I will be bold enough to speak them.  These are the things I have buried away in my “not dying” days.

What have you stopped believing in?  What dream has been stolen from your heart because wounds have taken their place?

He is calling to us –

“Live, really live. 

Live courageously, bravely moving your dreams into reality.

Stop living in safety

Risk the dream

Manifest my glory

And do the good works I designed just for you

No matter how your heart is grieving

If you keep on believing

The dreams that you wish will come true.”

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3 responses to “A Dream is a Wish

  1. Cheryl, this post is such an encouragement to me. Thanks for sharing your heart and beautiful perspective! :0)

    • Thanks Juliet and “Rose” – I could write a series just on the thoughts that Disney conjured up in me and how God answered the cry of my heart. It was a wonderful trip with my family and a powerful trip for me personally!

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