dream big

Do you know that the college group at my church raised over $40,000 over the past 8 weeks to help children rescued from the sex trade in Cambodia? That’s incredible. As of last week they had $14,000 raised and tonight, when they finalized everything they were at $43,000 plus!

Tonight’s event was a live worship recording that they pre-sold copies of to help raise funds for Agape International, a group that helps rehabilitate the rescued children. When the pastor asked Agape how much it costs to put one girl through their 5 year program, they told him $50,000. That amount didn’t seem realistic as a goal for the college group. Even the $20,000 goal that the leadership team set seemed unlikely to be met. And yet, they did double that. And by the time the CD is released I have no doubt they will top the $50,000 mark. (and not just cuz my friends who wrote most of the songs are incredibly talented…but there is that too. Click here for more info.)

Seriously…dream big, people! Are you limiting what God can do in your life? I know I do it way too much. I don’t dream big enough. I worry that if I dream too big, I’ll be disappointed and I don’t want that discomfort. Whatever! God has resources that we’ve never even thought of. He can do things in ways we just don’t fathom. So think big and dream big because we serve a very big God. Let him thrill you with what he can do. James 1:17 says, “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” He enjoys surprising us. When we limit him, we limit our joy. I’m going to sit down today and dream some big dreams. I’m even going to write them down. Wanna join me?

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2 thoughts on “dream big”

  1. Although extreme poverty and the lack of law enforcement are mainly to blame for child sex trafficking in Cambodia, I think the Cambodian people’s casual attitudes toward sexual predation also contribute to the problem. Cambodians generally look up to foreigners, especially Westerners, as wealthy and benevolent. It’s unfortunate that some foreigners are in the country to take advantage of children.

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