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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Learning To Dream Big

In review of Ephesians 3:20 it says, “Now glory be to God, by his mighty power at work within us is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of — infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes.”

Bottom Line:
To him who by means of his power working in us is able to do so much more than we can ever ask for, or even think of:


What this means to me:
That I should always recognize and bring praise to God, because all the glory belongs to Him. Then if I allow him, His power will be constantly at work within me. And with that I can do far more than I can ever dare to ask or imagine. Faith on my part will be to choose and believe in God’s dream for my life. Nothing worth meaning will start happening until I start dreaming, and God gave me the ability to dream, to create, to imagine. My dreaming is an act of faith on my part. In order to better understand God’s dream for my life I need to:
  • Dare to ask for it: Ephesians 3:20 says, “Now glory be to God, by his mighty power at work within us is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of — infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes.” (LB). If I want God’s blessing on my life, I must dare to ask for it. This happens by me asking, “God, what’s your dream for my life? What do you want me to do?” Then consider, “What would I attempt for God if I knew I couldn’t fail?” Let the results of this expand my dream/vision.
  • Believe God’s promises: The Bible says in Jeremiah 32:27, “I am the LORD, the God of all the peoples of the world. Is anything too hard for me?” (NLT) I should never let an impossible situation intimidate me. Instead I should let it motivate me to pray, believe, trust, experience, learn, and grow more. Faith always works in the realm of the impossible.
  • Dream big: Psalm 2:8 says, “Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.” (NIV). The size of how I view God should determine the size of my goal. Rick Warren says, “You haven’t really believed God until you’ve attempted something that can’t be done in the power of the flesh.” If I want to know how big my dream should be, I can consider two questions: How much time do I have to give to it? If it’s a dream I can give the rest of your life to, then I can really dream big. Next, what am I shaped to do? What are my spiritual gifts, heart, abilities, personality, and experiences; the five things that make me, me.. What are the things I love to do? What are the things I’m gifted to do?


I should dream great dreams for God. It will be the first step in my walk of faith. I start considering what is the seemingly impossible thing I would attempt if I knew i wouldn’t fail? God can do so much if I choose to dream big under his direction.

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