Day 9: Dream a little dream

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Day 9 is all about dreaming. I love how the author unpacks this verse from 2 Corinthians:

We take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Cor 10:5

I can relate when he talks about how we’ve taken this verse and always viewed it from the sinful side – get rid of those sinful thoughts and turn them over to Christ. But, that’s only half of the truth.

This verse is not just about capturing sinful thoughts and getting them out of our minds; it’s also about capturing creative thoughts and keeping them in our minds. It means stewarding every word, thought, impression and revelation inspired by the Spirit of God. (pg 60 – Draw the Circle)

Today’s reading about the dream factory made me think about something in the original Circle Maker book. Don’t worry or stress if you don’t have this book yet or haven’t read it – it’s OK πŸ™‚ I’m gonna break it down for ya!

Early on in the book, Mark talks about The Jericho Miracle. Most of us know about how the Israelites followed God’s specific instructions to march around the city they were about to take. It seemed impossible, but the walls came tumbling down.

More than 1,000 years later, another miracle took place in the exact same spot as the first. Jesus was on his way out of Jericho and two blind men stop him begging for help.

So He stops and responds with a pointed question: “What do you want me to do for you?”


Seriously? Is that question even necessary? Isn’t it obvious what they want? They’re blind. Yet Jesus forced them to define exactly what they wanted from Him.Β  Jesus made them verbalize their desire. He made them spell it out, but it wasn’t because Jesus didn’t know what they wanted; He wanted to make sure they knew what they wanted. (pg 24 – The Circle Maker)

The book goes on to say – what if Jesus were to ask you this very same question: What do you want me to do for you?

And this paragraph on pg 61, sums it up for me:

circle maker pg 61

Now, I’m about to get real and vulnerable with this group. I did what the book told me to do last week. I sat down during one of my daily appointments and created a very specific dream list. I’ve been praying circles over this list every single day.

Please understand that I’m a work in progress and this is not perfect. And I’m not talking about name it, claim it. I just simply answered the question – what do you want me to do for you?

dream list

I realize that these are Starr’s dreams. I’m holding them up to God everyday. They may not all pan out exactly like I envision, and that is ok. I would rather have what God has planned for sure. This is my start of circling the dreams he has stirred deep inside my soul – this is the flip side of 2 Corinthians 10:5 in my life.

Would you dare to dream a little dream today? It’s Labor Day and hopefully you have an extra day to unrush a bit. Enjoy some time dreaming with the Lord.


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15 thoughts on “Day 9: Dream a little dream

  1. Ok, Starr….I will try this again since I had trouble when trying to comment before. First of all, thank you for including us all in your journey. I know that God has special plans for you and I’m glad to have a front row seat to watch them unfold. Your investment of time to encourage others will have a return that none of us will be able to count. Today I will write down my dream list and I have faith that my dreams will come to pass, in God’s perfect timing. My love and respect for you grows every day, you are my encourager! With all my love, Mom.


  2. Starr,
    What have you done??? Well I’ll tell you exactly
    What you did! You’ve BLESSED me here and beyond! I hope and pray each and everyone that is apart of this circle, this 40 day Jurney. Were to know that there is 1 weak link in this chain that is growing stronger each day. And each day another small part of the Jericho well starts to fall. So to the circle from the start and to the ones who join later? This IS GODS APPOINTMENT ! Don’t miss it and don’t give up! God bless and love you all!


    1. What I’ve really done is let all of y’all know about my dreams and now you have to bug the crap outta me!! Haha – all kidding aside, this is going to be one amazing journey and I’m expecting God to move in so many ways beyond our imagining!! Thanks, Kenny πŸ™‚ and glad you could comment!


  3. This is much better. I like the format too.

    Great post. Thanks for sharing all of your details with us. I also prayed specific prayers his week and one of mine was allowing my marriage to grow-allowing my husband to truly be head of the household and me be supportive. This is VERY hard for me. I have been working on this since Brian and I got married in 2010. Communication is a HUGE part in this. The Lord has a plan and all I have to is be obedient and willing to follow. Thank you for allowing me to be a friend on your journey Starr.


  4. Out of this whole chapter the last paragraph spoke to me the loudest…”Everyone who’s ever taken a shower has had an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off, and does something about it who makes a difference.”
    I am currently acting on some ideas that I believe have been God-birthed and this was confirmation for me. I am going to start with being obedient in the small things so God will bless me in the big things.

    Now for tomorrow, this chapter should resonate with the rest of you…….it takes about CRAZY! πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to see the posts tomorrow.


  5. I LOVE the new format, but was a little bummed out this morning…went to the old website and didn’t see day 9!! I almost panicked. But went a head and did my trips around my house. Was so energized by being with God that I hopped on my bike and trekked to the Roane County Park and back. That’s about 2 miles from my house. It was enlightening to enjoy God’s beautiful morning as I thought about the day. Started reading in Nehemiah last night as Pastor Marty is doing a series on that book. THANK YOU, STARR for being such an encourager…go for those dreams, they ARE within your reach. I can’t wait to see what GOD allows to unfold. SO glad that I get to have you as my “daughter” since I only had the boys. I LOVE you and respect you more and more each day. Thanks for asking me along this amazing journey!! p.s. don’t need to send to my phone or email…I always get mine straight from the website. πŸ™‚


    1. Aunt Deb – really?!?!? Marching AND riding?!? Are you trying to make the rest of us look like couch potatoes?!? Just kidding. Roane State park brings back so many memories for me. Love that place πŸ™‚ And so glad that you are the one person that actually goes to the site before I even send it out – you got it for the update on notifications. Hopefully this site is a bit more user friendly. Love u!


  6. I agree with you Brian. The last sentence jumped out at me. I have it highlighted and underlined. So hard to lay the book down after each days reading but it allows me to focus more on each chapter and hear what God is saying. I have found myself backing up and reading chapters over to be sure I captured all of it. God is working in this circle and I love reading the comments from everyone. Amen Kenny, this is God’s appointment. Starr you are beautiful; inside and out, God is all over you and Brian.


  7. It’s funny that we are discussing writing a list of our dreams. Just yesterday in my prayer journal I wrote and ask God to help me figure out what it is I want from him. At this point in my life I am not sure. My one dream was to be a nurse or physician assistant but the closer I get to 50 I am not sure that is where God wants me. I am ok with that now. God may have other plans for me. All I want to be is in his will. I know I will be helping those who are sick and hurting. For that is my calling. Love the new site. Starr you are doing a great job. When you are preaching to the 10,000 I want to be on the front row please.


    1. Karen, I know that God is working out a very specific plan in your life. The days may seem long and hard and trying, but there is a purpose and you are called!! And yes, front row of wherever He takes us πŸ™‚


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