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Henry David Thoreau once said, ‘Thought is the sculptor who can create the person you want to be,’ and ‘Dreams are the touchstones of our character.’ 

Thought indeed guides us, but dreams will spawn our destiny.  Thus, it is our dreams which define us – presently and for the future.

The power of our dreams can be contemplated when considering some great inventions and creations of our time.  Elias Howe invented the sewing machine after dreaming about its principle.  Jack Nicklaus discovered a new golf swing after dreaming of improving his grasp.  Many of Stephen King’s ideas for his books come from his dreams.  Madame Walker discovered a scalp and hair treatment from dreaming its cure.  Friedrich Kekulé discovered the tetravalent nature of carbon from dreaming about its structure. Otto Loewi won the Nobel Prize for medicine in 1936 for his work on the chemical transmission of nerve impulses; but his first breakthrough came from dreaming about its characteristics.  19-year old poet Mary Godwin (Shelley) had a dream in 1816.  From her dream came the story and book “Frankenstein.”  Abraham Lincoln dreamed of his assassination.  Had he taken more precautions the day of his death, post Civil War America’s history would surely have been written differently.

What about your life?  Can your dreams improve your living?  Can your dreams change your life?  Could you allow God to impart into you His best dreams for your life?  Looking up to God for His dreams, and listening to them, will not only change our lives, but also forge new destinies.

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Posted December 9, 2010 by God's Dream Catcher in Uncategorized