Yesterday I met with our CPA to file our 2022 taxes. So. Not. Fun!
My husband Ray and I now owe even more taxes than the year before. I’m looking to Jehovah Jireh our Provider.
God provided a ram for Abraham to sacrifice to God instead of his beloved, precious son Isaac. God told Abraham to kill Isaac to test Abraham’s faith in Him. When God saw that Abraham was going to obey, not even withholding from God his son who he waited years into his old age to have and who he greatly loved, God stopped Abraham.
“Then Abraham lifted his eyes and looked, and there behind him was a ram caught in a thicket by its horns. So Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up for a burnt offering instead of his son.” (Genesis 22:13, NKJV)
I’m also praying for a payment plan with the IRS to pay the taxes that we owe. Now that we’re into the second quarter of 2023, I’m making other goals as well. Are you?
To summarize them, my new goals are hope, health, and happiness.
Last night I dreamed of dinosaurs. Some other people and I were in the claws of a giant T-Rex. He was asleep, and we escaped and began running into buildings for safety as he woke up.
The T-Rex and another T-Rex then began chasing other people and other dinosaurs. He was attacking one dinosaur to eat it when I woke up.
The picture above is of our daughter Leah’s dinosaurs. She used to love dinosaurs and dinosaur cartoons like The Land Before Time with Littlefoot and Cera. Cera used to be SO annoying because she screamed so much from the evil Sharptooth T-Rex chasing them! But Leah loved the show. That year I gave her a dinosaur-themed birthday party. (The Jurassic Park movie is one of our family favorites.)
Video of Littlefoot dinosaur meeting Cera:
Although I laughed when I woke up this morning remembering my T-Rex dinosaurs dream, and the toy dinosaurs above don’t look frightening, at the time my dream was scary.
I believe the T-Rex dinosaurs represent fear. What are you running from?
Your purpose or calling?
Writing a book?
Fear of failure or fear of success?
A troubled marriage or relationship with your child, an in-law, a boss, a co-worker, a friend?
A health scare?
The frightening news each day, like about Isis?
Something terrible happening to your children or grandchildren?
Never achieving your dream(s)?
Your life not mattering or making a difference?
Whatever it is that you’re running from, God doesn’t want you afraid. Here are 2 encouraging Scriptures for you today:
“If you will humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, in His good time, He will lift you up. Let Him have all your worries and cares, for He is always thinking about you and watching everything that concerns you.”–1 Peter 5:6-7, TLB
“When I am afraid, I will trust You.”–Psalm 56:3
You can watch the replay of my scope about this dream at Katch.me by clicking here.