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Thursday, March 14, 2013

God Builds Faith by Giving a Dream

In summary of Ephesians 3:20 it says, "Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think."

Bottom line:
With God’s power working in us, God can do much, much more than anything we can ask or imagine.

What this means to me:
It is God who by means of His power working in me who can accomplish so much more that I can even ask for or think about doing.  He does this gently, not by pushing me around but rather by working within me through His Spirit within me.  All credit goes to Him!  What I’m learning is that when God wants to work in my life, he'll give me a dream - about myself, about what he wants me to do, about how he's going to use my life to impact the world.   God did this for Noah (dream of building an ark), Abraham (dream of being the father of a great nation) and Nehemiah (dream of building the wall around Jerusalem.  Study of his word tells me that when the dream is from Him (rather than from myself) it will be one so big that I can’t possibly do it on my own and it would never contradict His Word.  I’m afraid he may be speaking to me now, but I’m not recognizing it for what it is.  I suspect it’s the dream or notion I have had for a while about doing more with the “Truth Project” study information I was exposed to that would be of real benefit to other people.  There is so much the world is missing out on because of their adoption of worldly ways that are in stark contrast to God’s Truth.  I believe God wants me to take this material to heart and absorb it more and then lead out in communicating to everyone in my life.  God will start with a dream as he builds my faith.


KevinW said...

I'm glad I happened upon your blog. I was googling for some guides or out takes of other folks who went through Tender Warrior for their church, the after chapter review and discussion sections. As I came to your daily blogs, I realize that is what I've been wanting to do each day, but I'm not satisfied writing it down in a notebook. I'm not a techie, but your blog has inspired me to try something different. The way you share your daily thoughts is something I would like to do also, it would help me dig deeper, retain, and may inspire some else in the Lord as you did me today. Thank you brother, keep it up, and please pray for me. I read tender warrior too late, and my passivity and lack of vision has taken a toll on my marriage, to the point my wife was not willing to stay anymore. God willing, and with prayer and his healing, anything can change, even a marriage that is broken can be made new again. That is my prayer, and for other brothers who woke up seemingly to late. Don't snooze, get up, dig deep with God, learn to speak woman, pray, fast, show her how much she means to you every day. Treat her truly as Christ loved the church. Gods blessings and grace!

Mark Grzeszczak said...

Kevin your welcome and I'm glad that you can use what I had put together for Tender Warrior and how you are inspired by my posts. After you get started, post a link to your site and I'll be sure come by and visit. Also, I will pray for you and your attempts to restore your marriage. May you be blessed more as you walk with and understand how God has designed life.