Sunday, December 4, 2011

Dream Big

 



A person starts dying when they stop dreaming.
Brian Williams

Dreaming is an act of pure imagination, attesting in all men a creative power, which if it were available in waking, would make every man a Dante or Shakespeare.  ~H.F. Hedge 

The best reason for having dreams is that in dreams no reasons are necessary.  ~Ashleigh Brilliant

Have you ever wanted to  write a book, sing a song, dance on Broadway, fly a plane, run a marathon, or any other Dream? We all have dreams. Dreams are our deepest desires played out in the motion picture of our mind. They are our hidden fantasies poured out into our natural lives. And guess what? God made us this way!!!! He , in all of His infinite wisdom,  invented the ability for all people to dream the undreamable. ( I know it is not a word but who cares.) 


I know some dreams are not meant to come to life for they are not our purpose, but this should never stop us for reaching the unreachable or attaining the unattainable.  Does God's word teach us to dream big? If so, how do our dreams line up with God's will?

Mark 11:20-24  While Jesus and his disciples were walking early in the morning, they saw that the fig tree had dried up.  (21)  Peter remembered what Jesus had said, so he said to Jesus, "Rabbi, look! The fig tree you cursed has dried up."  (22)  Jesus said to them, "Have faith in God!  (23)  I can guarantee this truth: This is what will be done for someone who doesn't doubt but believes what he says will happen: He can say to this mountain, 'Be uprooted and thrown into the sea,' and it will be done for him.  (24)  That's why I tell you to have faith that you have already received whatever you pray for, and it will be yours.
 

If we have faith in God, whatever we pray will be ours. Now we must understand that our prayers are done through the will of God. We don't pray selfish prayers but prayers through God's purpose. When we dream; we dream through his eyes. WOW!!!! what awesome dreams they are!!!!

Psalms 37:3-5  Trust the LORD, and do good things. Live in the land, and practice being faithful.  (4)  Be happy with the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.  (5)  Entrust your ways to the LORD. Trust him, and he will act on your behalf.


God promises to act on our behalf when we put our trust in Him. We can dream the dreams and see them come to reality when we are following the Lord. I have been a blessed man. I am almost 40 years old and my God has done great things in my life. I have seen the following dreams come to past in my life. 


1. Married the most beautiful woman in the world.
2. Have the most beautiful and handsome children in the world. ( Andrew, Joel, Kirsten, and Rachel)
3. Pastor/planting two great churches. Being in the ministry.
4. Sharing the Gospel with thousands.
5. Being a leader in the Faith and in the secular world.
6. Going to several different countries.
7. Flying an air plane.
8. Being in the military.
9. Climbing a mountain.
10. And So much more. The list could go on and on 


I have seen more in my life thus far that I am amazed about. The first half of my life is almost over and I look forward to the second half. God is so faithful. Faithful to the END!!!! I can't wait to see the dreams in my heart coming to pass. There is something so amazing stirring in the heavenlies.


The only person that stops you from moving forward with the Dreams from God is you. No one can hold you back. Many people love to play the victim in such matters but I chose not too. With God anything is possible!!!!. What holds us back from dreaming big and from seeing them fulfilled?


1. Ourselves ( We hinder ourselves when we are negative and doubtful.)
2. Frustration ( We are hindered when we get totally caught up in the frustrations of life.)
3. Will of God ( When we don't align our will with the Lord's then our dreams lose the needed steam to become a reality.)
4. Lack of Faith ( Faith brings the dream from the fantasy dimension into the our real life dimension.)


It is not sufficient enough to simply dream a dream. We are called to walk in the will of the Lord and see His purpose for our lives become a reality. God's purpose for us is not boring or far fetched. He desires to do amazing things through us. 


Philippians 2:13-14  It is God who produces in you the desires and actions that please him.  (14)  Do everything without complaining or arguing.

Ephesians 3:20-21  Glory belongs to God, whose power is at work in us. By this power he can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine.  (21)  Glory belongs to God in the church and in Christ Jesus for all time and eternity! Amen.




When God's power resides in us then there is nothing that we can't do through Him!!! What are you dreaming about? What are the desires of your heart? Trust in God and discover His will for your life. Dream Big!!! and watch the Lord do great things within your life. 

" Dreamers are artists, composers, dancers, instrumentalist, and inventors of the future.."


Blessings!!!

Johnny









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