Monday, March 23, 2009

Dreams and Visions

Many of us have dreams and visions of where the Lord is leading us. If we do not keep our eyes on God, we may stray off of the path of His leading. When we trust Him and follow His direction, we will find ourselves in the place of peace and prosperity. Enter thou into the joy of the Lord!

I praise God for allowing me to see one of the visions that He has given me come to life. I recently launched Reign Dance Company after 4 years of praying and waiting on the Lord's timing. When the Lord gives me BIG vision, it is usually something that is for the future, and He gives me time to prepared for it so that it will last. I usually write the vision down and wait for Him to bring all of the pieces together. In planning for the dance company, I wrote down the class descriptions and the general vision for the company and waited on God.

In the meantime, he allowed me to meet many dancers who had a heart for worship and desire to experience powerful dance ministry. He has given me favor with print media, radio stations, and networking groups. Many pastors and church congregations have given me overwhelming love and support, including many dance ministries. To God be the glory!

It may seem strange to open up a new business in a "recession," but for us, this is a time of procession! I was blessed to secure a dance studio space that had been previously unavailable. To make it even sweeter, all of the hours that I requested were open in the facility! The location is freeway close, professional, and secure. Who can plan better than God?

When I filed the business paperwork for the dance company at the end of last year, many people approached me asking for dance ministry training, even though I had not publicized the fact that I was opening a dance company! The blessing was that when I was approached, I was not wearing a dance garment or even discussing dance ministry. It was by Divine design. I received this as confirmation of the Lord's leading.

As the news of the company spreads throughout the Las Vegas region, I have received several phone calls from churches desiring training and partnership with the dance company. I am a living witness that the Word of the Lord will not return void! He is sending me all of the help that I need. The time to obey Him is always RIGHT NOW!

Faith without works is dead. When waiting on the Lord, we have to keep ourselves in a place where He can use us whenever He needs to. If we are not prepared for open doors, we may miss our opportunity. A big issue that I have had to overcome is fear of the unknown and depending on my own resources to get things done. Where God guides, He provides. Write the vision, obey God, and watch dreams become reality.

New King James Version:

Psalm 35:27
Let them shout for joy and be glad,Who favor my righteous cause; And let them say continually, “Let the LORD be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.”

Habakkuk 2:2-3
[The Just Live by Faith] Then the LORD answered me and said: “Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

James 2:17
Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

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