“If you build it they will come.” If you will they will? We have all heard these words and some of us have watched and loved the movie “Field of Dreams” over and over hoping to learn how to build so they will come.
In “Field of Dreams”, an Iowa farmer all his life was searching for his dreams. Then one day, his dreams came looking for him. He hears a voice in his corn field tell him, “If you build it, he will come.” This farmer interprets this message as an instruction to build a baseball field on his farm.” And, come they did!
A tag line for this movie is, “If you believe the impossible, the incredible can come true.”
We at times while dreaming our dreams read the words of Luke from the Word of God, “With God nothing is impossible.” (Luke 1:37) In this story, Mary the Mother of Jesus, soon to be, hears a voice telling her that her cousin, Elizabeth, in her old age had conceived a son. Mary believed the impossible and went to see and the incredible came true. Have you ever thought about making a tag line for your dreams?
Why not try one of these:
Jeremiah 32:27 “I am the Lord, the God of all the peoples of he world. Is anything too difficult for Me?”
Matthew 17:20 “I say to you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it shall move; and nothing shall be impossible to you.”
Matthew 19:26 “With God all things are possible.”
Mark 11:24 “Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they shall be granted you.”
Mark 10:27 “Looking upon them, Jesus said, ‘With men it is impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God.”
Have you ever had a dream that orphaned children would have food to eat and hope instead of hopelessness. Lillian Trasher (1887-1961) DID! Lillian was born into a very successful business family in Florida, USA. In her late teens she committed her life to Christ. She would read about the power of God from the scriptures in the Bible and could not quite understand from her lifestyle “why” the needs of orphaned children. She decided to go to Bible School and stayed only one term. Yes, Lillian had a dream. She left for Africa as a missionary. After some time she had a dream to build a home for orphans in Egypt and the children would come. They did, and there she spent the rest of her life. Many of us have read the story as told by an Egyptian man who was aghast when he heard that Lillian had no food for the following day for all her children.. He wondered how she would be able to sleep that night. One of the orphaned girls responded, “Why, Mama never has any food for tomorrow, and she never loses sleep over it!” Yes, Lillian Trasher trusted God to provide what they needed each day. She modeled a life of faith for her children and her children’s children.
Do you have a dream? Or, have you had a dream and not seen the impossible? Find and live a tag line. Try one of the tag lines from above and go for it. Start with the prayer tag line from Mark 11:24, “…whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you receive it, and you will.” Build your faith by recalling that this tag line applies to every Christian. Add to your faith the gift of grace from the Holy Spirit that wants to get involved in your building.
“If you build it they will come.” “If you believe the impossible, the incredible can come true.”
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