I was inspired when I read Mathew 1:20-23
"While he was trying to figure a way out, he had a dream. God’s angel spoke in the dream: “Joseph, son of David, don’t hesitate to get married. Mary’s pregnancy is Spirit-conceived. God’s Holy Spirit has made her pregnant. She will bring a son to birth, and when she does, you, Joseph, will name him Jesus—‘God saves’—because he will save his people from their sins.” This would bring the prophet’s embryonic sermon to full term: Watch for this—a virgin will get pregnant and bear a son; They will name him Immanuel Hebrew for “God is with us”.
The passage inspired me to realize that God was saying to me--"I know you can't figure all this out, ask me, I'm giving you dreams, ask for dreams, be open to dreams, take seriously the dreams in your heart--knowing Immanuel now lives in you/me, in our/my heart(s):
This new year is about rising again, overcoming, all those battle weary words and concepts. This is change, this is about growth, stretching, and living. Dying to be reborn and in the process that occurs is the well-worn path walked by many of those willing to die to the things that were killing them and live the life God has destined (called) for them. Living the DREAM. I'm encouraging you to participate, to be to willing to go through this process--versus, this process happening to you, because either way, the process of dying to live will occur. It is written into God's creation it is the underlying universal plan.
"God is with us, God is with you" Matthew 1:20-23