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3 Practices To Make Dreams Reality

Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 in Uncategorized

Dreamers Dream

Forty-eight years ago Martin Luther King, Jr welcomed the crowd assembled at the Lincoln Memorial, in Washington D.C. 1

He began, “I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.” 2

Unless I’m mistaken, he was right.

Dreamers Deliver

“I Have a Dream” is a 17-minute speech in which Martin Luther King, Jr. called for racial equality and an end to racial discrimination. The speech became the defining moment of the American Civil Rights Movement.

As compelling as the phrase “I have a dream” is, it wasn’t originally as memorable.

According to mlkonline.net “near the end of the speech, famous African American gospel singer Mahalia Jackson shouted to Dr. King from the crowd, “Tell them about the dream, Martin.” Dr. King stopped delivering his prepared speech and started “preaching”, punctuating his points with “I have a dream.” 3

Dreamers Deal With Reality

Dreamers don’t deny reality, but they don’t settle for it.

He continued, “I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations…Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends.”

Life is hard. It’s not the same hard as in the 1963, but it’s still hard.

While the Obamas in the White House prove some dreams became a reality, other parts of life in America have gotten worse.

“And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.”

And so do I.

My Dream

My dream is that in the name of freedom “when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual:

Free at last! Free at last!
Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”

It is God Almighty who changed the speech.
It is God Almighty who changes the minds.
It is God Almighty who changes the eternal destiny of humanity.

My dream is that while we pursue freedom we do not reject the God who created our freedom, imagination, our sense of justice, our hope for righteousness and the power to pursue it.

I, the LORD, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand…The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” 4

Please God help us. This is my dream. This is mysilentscream.

1 – August 28, 1963

2 – http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkihaveadream.htm

3 – http://www.mlkonline.net/dream.html

4 – Isaiah 42:6; 40:28-29, NIV

Bring on the comments

  1. Wow, that’s what I was searching for…thanks.

  2. Impressive publish! STICK WITH IT!

  3. Thank you for your encouragement Vivian!

  4. We’re all on a journey Heyman, thanks for joining us on http://mysilentscream!

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