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October 30, 2011

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“God Dreams ”

Genesis 37:1-11

I love the story of Joseph. There are so many truths of God’s sovereignty that can be dived into. This week I want to talk about dreams…God dreams. I once heard a pastor say that God dreams are always met with opposition, are always greater than our current capabilities and character, and are always for a purpose much greater than ourselves.  These three characteristics fit Joseph’s dreams perfectly. In Genesis 37, Joseph shares two of his dreams with his brothers and father. In both dreams, the Joseph was the object of others bowing down to him. That, of course, was met with significant opposition (especially his brothers wanted to kill him but ended up selling him into slavery), was certainly greater than his ability as he was just a shepherd boy, and was certainly for a purpose greater than himself as he would eventually be second in Egypt only to Pharaoh and save millions from starvation because of his plan to gather grain during prosperity in preparation for a 7 year famine.

While most of us will never have a story like Joseph’s, we are all given God dreams. I will tell you that Servant Warrior Ministries was one. ..and still is. For many, a God dream it may be a vocational change. For others, it may be a business venture. And for some, it may be something like teaching a Sunday school class, going back to school, even starting a new hobby. If it is a God dream, the three characteristics will be clearly evident.

Challenge:  We often times place a level of expectations on “God Dreams.” We think that to be a “God Dream”, it has to be some earth-shattering, world changing endeavor. It doesn’t.  God dreams are simply those things He places on our hearts that we cannot do ourselves, in our power and abilities. They usually require us to leave a comfort zone and/or go where we feel wholly ill-equipped knowing we have no reason to be there but realizing it is exactly where we are supposed to be. “I don’t think the way you think. The way you work isn’t the way I work.” God’s Decree. Isaiah 55:8 (MSG).

Prayer: Lord, thank You for Your Dreams. Thank You for bringing me to a place where I know I can’t do what I have been called to do without You. Lord, please give me the ability to recognize the dreams You place in my heart. And please give me the strength and confidence to go where You call me. In Jesus’ name. Amen. 

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