Wednesday, January 11, 2012

God reminders and blank, white icons

"For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst." 
Matthew 18:20

Today, I asked God for a reminder. God placed a desire in my heart as a child, a dream I dare not speak out loud (even if I have in partial whispers). But, to tell the whole dream in its' entirety might be lunacy to some. I have often asked God over the years to re-affirm this desire or take it away as free brain space is limited when you are raising 5-year-old triplets :).  

Today, I decided it was time to give up the dream. After all, I am possibly up for another surgery and have felt bad for at least two months now. I stare at a stack of paperwork that my new doctor will review over the next two weeks to determine if surgery is necessary. 

Today, I gave up-- for my dream was impossible. 

A few minutes later, my phone chimed and a text flew in from a friend. I noticed something strange on my home screen. 

A blank, white icon.

Now, I don't know about you, but I've never seen nor had a blank, white icon on my iPhone. I wouldn't know how to put one on there if I tried. I have no idea how it got there, but I pressed it. 

There staring me in the face was a blog written by another mom. The blank, white icon was her blog, which had somehow attached itself to my home screen. The dream I had just let go of was exactly what the blog was about. Over the years as I prayed over this dream of mine, God gave me Luke 1:37 as my scripture to stand on.


"Stand" is the word I chose for 2012 as my "one word." I only told a handful of people and didn't do any of the "one word" blog hops that happen every January. Yet, I still chose one.

As my eyes swam with tears, I saw it perched in the top right corner.
There sat my verse. 
"For nothing is impossible with God." Luke 1:37

{Thank you Lord, that even when I throw in the towel on my dreams, You hold them tight. For nothing is impossible with You. Thanks for the blank, white icon and heaven-sent reminders that You hear my every prayer, thought, and dream}.

3 comments: said...

Love Moments with Jesus like this! Thanks Jessica!

Carissa said...

This may seem strange but he used you to talk to me today :) I too have an unspoken dream and need that faith of a mustard seed....

I too feel as if I speak my prayer aloud to others it will not come true :) But trust me I have seen it happen not once but TWICE :) Our God is a big God and he knows the desires of our heart and sometimes even puts them there Himself when we think they are crazy :)

I will pray for your unspoken prayers and continue to STAND, that verse has got me through some AMAZING times in my life :)

Dawn Aldrich said...

Praying with you, standing in the gap as you reach for God's hands and hold on a little more day at a time. For nothing is impossible with God. Not. One. Thing.

God bless,