January 20: “Acres of Diamonds”

little angel“Your diamonds are not in far distant mountains or in yonder seas; they are in your own backyard, if you but dig for them.”  Russell H. Conwell

I can’t begin today’s post without wishing my daughter Katie a happy birthday.  Katie would be 22 today.  She left us when she was but 18 months old to join our Father in heaven, and I know that heaven is much brighter because of her beautiful big blue eyes that would light up a room.  Katie was one of the most beautiful diamonds in my life, the daughter I always dreamed of having, and I am grateful to have had her, if only for a little while.

“When we cherish our dream and then invest love, creative energy, perseverance and passion in ourselves, we will achieve authentic success.”  Sarah Ban Breathnach

I personally add one more item of criteria to Sarah’s list:  prayer and faith that God will answer our prayer.  It can be difficult to believe in dreams that seem unrealistic, but that is because as ordinary human beings our dreams are unrealistic.  But if you have faith in the power of the Spirit that loves you and resides in you, nothing is impossible.  In fact, if He put the dream in your heart, you can rest assured that he will provide you with the tools to make it happen.

When you follow Sarah’s path of simple abundance, believing in yourself and your destiny, and couple it with prayer and belief, nothing and no one can stop you!  How easy is it to live fearlessly in the present moment if you believe that God will provide for you needs and always has a plan for you?

Have you ever noticed that when things seem the most hopeless, an answer or solution appears from the most unexpected place?  That is God taking care of you – He has solutions that you could never come up with on your own, no matter how hard you try – so why try so hard?  I am not saying you should sit around and wait for life to hand you everything on a silver platter, but when you cannot make something work no matter how hard you try to force it, let go and let God.  He has a plan that you could never imagine.  And it will be much better than anything you could come up with!

“For each of us there is a deeply personal dream waiting to be discovered and fulfilled … Let your imagination soar, for it is your soul’s blueprint for success.”  SBB

What dreams do you have that you let fall by the wayside because you are afraid of failure?  Will you open yourself to the possibility that the Holy Spirit put that dream on your heart for a reason, and that He wouldn’t give you a dream without the ability to make it come true?  What do you have to lose?

I hope you will share with us what dreams you are willing to reignite for yourself.  I am so excited to hear about it!