[highlight]* This is Part 2 — Read Part 1 here[/highlight]

…Trial develops endurance and endurance develops strength of character and character strengthens are confident hope of salvation… (Romans 5:3-4 NLT )

After writing my “weird dreams blog” I realized there was so much more to each dream. I recognized the differences in the type of location and that each had a theme. In my dream where I went running with Pastor Kerri I remembered that we were running around a track. In the dream we ran in circles. It was is if I was in training and had not yet began my race. Looking back on the dream I now understand that it was imperative that I conditioned for the next season and grasped deep into my soul that it was going to be difficult and I needed to be prepared. It was as if God was saying, “Get Ready, something is coming.” I hate running. I played basketball in high school and we were ALWAYS running. Even as an adult I know I’d drop the final pounds I am holding onto if I just ran everyday. Running is my arch nemesis. Running conditions you and makes you fit. And in my dream God was showing me that in order for me to get ready for the next season I needed to start running ( reading my Bible, filtering my heart, surrounding myself with life rafts ).  Changing my spiritual lifestyle has given me endurance during the trials, strengthened my character, and made me confident in the hope of my salvation. What is God asking you to get ready for and what do you need to do to get there? ready, -Charise P.S. I feel compelled to start running now that I’ve written this — UUGGGGHHHHH!!!!]]>