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Thursday, December 31, 2015

What Faith Does to My Dreams

In review of Ephesians 3:20 it says, “Glory be to God, who 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:
God is able to do in and through us, so much more than we can ever ask or think of.

What this means to me:
Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work in me, to do far more than I could ever ask, dream or think of.

What I’m learning is that my faith can turn any of my God-given dreams into reality. It starts with a dream he gives me.

The Bible is full of people who had God-given dreams. Abraham dreamed of being the father of a great nation. Moses dreamed of setting God’s people free. Joseph dreamed of saving a nation and his own family. Throughout Scripture, there are all kinds of people who were inspiring dreamers, like Daniel and Paul and David.

Today’s verse from Ephesians 3:20 says, “Glory be to God, who 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” (TLB).

This sounds a lot like a “blank check.” This verse reminds me that God is able to do far more than I would dare to ask. So today I should consider, what am I afraid to ask God for? This verse reminds me that He is able to do far more than I could even dream of. I believe that even the greatest thing I could ever dream of, God can top.”

I’m afraid that when I get to heaven, God will show me how much more he would have done in my life as a husband, father and leader, if I had just believed in him a little bit more.

How will I know if my dreams I have are really from God? One thing I know for sure is that what he gives me will be consistent with what he has already said in scriptures. If it’s not in or supports what’s there it isn’t from God.

Also, my dreams may not become reality right away. I need to learn to be patient as God often uses time to train and develop my heart and skills so that I am ready for what he will do next.

The good news is that from what I’ve learned so far is that God gives me everything I need right now to accomplish what he has planned for me. I should take some time to challenge my thinking and perhaps dream bigger about my relationships, marriage, family, and career. My faith can turn those dreams into reality, because God is able to do far more than I would dare to ask or even dream of.

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