Mar 17, 2021 | Podcast, The Living Room

055: Trusting God with Your Dreams with Rachel Dodge

“If we will release our plans into God’s hands, He will do far greater than we can imagine!”

In this episode, Rachel Dodge, shares her journey of learning to trust God with all her dreams.  As an English professor, Rachel always had a desire to write, but she never imagined it would unfold the way it did. As she continued to seek God and trust His leading, she was amazed at how beautifully He wove together her upbringing, education, interests, and skills in ways she had never imagined possible.

Combining her love for the Lord and literature, God led her write the devotionals, Praying with Jane: 31 Days through the Prayers of Jane Austen and The Anne of Green Gables Devotional: A Chapter-by-Chapter Companion for Kindred Spirits, which uniquely inspire and encourage women to go deeper with Him every day.

God wants to write your story as well. He wants to reveal to you the underworking of His hand to bring purpose to your pain and every part of your journey. If you feel like God is stirring something new in your heart and don’t know how to get from where you are to where you feel God wants you to be, this is for you.

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Important Takeaways from Show

  • Like Moses, God calls us to use whatever He has placed in our hands (Exodus 4)
  • Keep doing the things you know God has placed in front of you each day
  • God often wants to do something in us before He does something through us
  • Deepen the message and let God broaden the ministry
  • God will not take you to a place He hasn’t already prepared for you and prepared you for
  • God uses every season, especially our suffering, to teach us and mold us into His image
  • You can be real with God because He already knows your heart
  • Allow God to hedge you in with His love and protection and keep your eyes on Him
  • God will lead you to the next step on His path and bring purpose to your entire journey
  • Look for ways to walk beside other believers; God made us to need each other
  • Trust the Holy Spirit to write your beautiful story and wait on Him with active faith

4 Ways to Go Deeper with God - Rachel Dodge - The Living Room Podcast with Joanna Weaver - Episode 055

I know that you can do all things,
    and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.

Job 42:2


Links from Show

NEW DEVOTIONAL: The Anne of Green Gables Devotional: A Chapter-by-Chapter Companion for Kindred Spirits

DEVOTIONAL: Praying with Jane: 31 Days through the Prayers of Jane Austen

Mount Hermon Christian Writer’s Conference 

Children’s Devotional/Booklet: Anne of Green Gables Devotional for Young Readers

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