AmaryllisWinter can be so dark and bleak that we always try to have some blooming plants around for the New Year.  I found this very ugly bulb recently and brought it home for my husband to tend.  When our dreams go underground, they are like that ugly Amaryllis bulb:  they appear dead and show no signs of life.

Just like in the Amaryllis you see in the picture that now has five huge blooms on it, our dreams still have life even if they appear dead.  All that ugly bulb needed was some good soil, water, and light.  All your dreams need is one God-breath mixed with faith and it too will be ready to bloom.

The ugly bulb not only gave us a beautiful flower, it produced five full blooms that are blooming at one time and there’s a sixth one coming along to bloom later.  This spectacular display of God’s creation was well worth the time and effort it took to prepare it to bloom.  Your dream-come-true will also be a spectacular display of the goodness and greatness of God.

“Impossible,” you say.  “Possible,” I say.  God is a resurrection power God.

The book of Romans has some wonderful depictions of life and resurrection.  I’ve taken some verses from The Message to share with you.

“This is why the fulfillment of God’s promise depends entirely on trusting God and his way, and then simply embracing him and what he does. God’s promise arrives as pure gift.”

“Abraham didn’t focus on his own impotence and say, “It’s hopeless. This hundred-year-old body could never father a child.” Nor did he survey Sarah’s decades of infertility and give up. He didn’t tiptoe around God’s promise asking cautiously skeptical questions. He plunged into the promise and came up strong, ready for God, sure that God would make good on what he had said. That’s why it is said, “Abraham was declared fit before God by trusting God to set him right.” But it’s not just Abraham; it’s also us! The same thing gets said about us when we embrace and believe the One who brought Jesus to life when the conditions were equally hopeless. The sacrificed Jesus made us fit for God, set us right with God.”

“That is what happened in baptism.  When we went under the water, we left the old country of sin behind; when we came up out of the water, we entered into the new country of grace-a new life in a new land!”

“This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike “What’s next, Papa?” God’s Spirit touches our spirits and confirms who we really are. We know who he is, and we know who we are: Father and children. And we know we are going to get what’s coming to us—an unbelievable inheritance! We go through exactly what Christ goes through. If we go through the hard times with him, then we’re certainly going to go through the good times with him!”

Allow God to resurrect YOUR dream!