March 11th, 2013
Lately I’ve been talking about the power and importance of embracing the dream that God has created you to live out.
Well, how do we discover that dream? I believe Romans twelve verse one and two give us a key. It says, “offer yourselves as a living sacrifice to God, dedicated to His service and pleasing to Him. This is the true worship that you should offer. Do not conform yourselves to the standards of this world, but let God transform you inwardly by a complete change of your mind. Then you will be able to know the will of God—what is good and is pleasing to Him and is perfect. ” Romans 12:1-2
Remember, a dream is one of the primary ways that God communicates His will to us. Well, how can you know God’s will? According to this verse… dedicate all your life to God. Not part of your life. But all of your life. Your time, your talents, your treasures, your relationships, your past, your present, your future, your habits, your holiness, your lifestyle.
All, all, all!
And when you do, the Scripture says then you will know the will of God… what is good and is pleasing to Him and is PERFECT.
Do you know what this word, “perfect”, means in the Greek? It means, “what fits and matches you”. It means God’s design for your life. That’s just one key on how you discover God’s dream for your life. So, let me ask you. What part of you are you holding back from God? Because that may be the very thing standing in the way of you and your dream.
But here’s another key… reserve time alone with God!
All dreams start with God. Remember, a dream is deep-rooted desire that gives us an internal picture of the future that God has planned for us. Only God knows why you are here. Only God knows the reason for your existence. After all, He is the One who created you. So to consult anyone or anything else as to the reason for you is foolishness. Therefore, if we are going to find out what God has planned for us, we need to reserve time alone with Him so we can hear Him.
And this is so crucial in our day and age, where we are going full-throttle all of the time and therefore not making the necessary time to consult with our Creator. So many times, God is trying to communicate with us and He is getting a busy signal. Well, Pastor I want to pray, I want to spend time alone with God but I’m too busy to pray. Friends, change that thought to… you’re too busy not to pray! You need God’s direction. You need God’s instruction. You need to be impregnated with God’s dream for your life, and you’ll discover that when you reserve time alone with God to hear His voice. As the Scripture says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalm 46:10
I love that phrase “Be still and know.”
Why don’t we know what God’s dream for our life is? Cause we don’t take the time to be still and hear Him. Being still in God’s presence, reserving time alone with God, is one of the ways that we delight ourselves in God. And something amazing happens when we delight ourselves in God. Look at it with me. “Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart” Psalm 37:4 Now this word “give” means more than what meets the eye. It literally means, “to plant in you”. So this verse literally says: “Delight yourself in the Lord (reserve time with God) and He will plant desires in your heart.”
Well, what’s a dream? Remember, a dream is a deep-rooted desire that gives us an internal picture of the future that God has planned for us. When we reserve time for God, God plants the seeds of desire in our heart which will empower us to discover the dreams we were meant to live!