God is really making it clear to me that I am a dreamer…I am to dream…and I am to fulfill that dream. The Holy Spirit will guide me throughout this process but I must put forth an effort and listen to the inner voice of wisdom. Proverbs 4: 6 Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. This past Sunday, February 12, 2012, was missionary Sunday and Saji John from India gave a message that aroused and confirmed the dreamer within me. It truly seems as if God is telling me that the time has come for me to soar with Him on wings like an eagle. It is time for me to get over myself and out of my comfort zone and walk in my purpose without hesitation. I have been performing dramas of biblical women ...I call that ministry Living Interpretations! ...and I love this calling. I am also to continue focusing on advancing Spiritual Spa so other churches can pamper women too. Of course in both ministries I am to share the Good News that Jesus saves!!
Isaiah 40: 28-31 “ Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
Psalm 103:1-5 Praise the LORD, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits-- who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.”
Below are my notes from Saji John - I hope you are encouraged to be a DREAMER!
Gen 37:18-20 …”So Joseph went after his brothers and found them near Dothan. 18 But they saw him in the distance, and before he reached them, they plotted to kill him. 19 "Here comes that dreamer!" they said to each other. 20"Come now, let's kill him and throw him into one of these cisterns and say that a ferocious animal devoured him. Then we'll see what comes of his dreams."
o To be a dreamer for God takes courage.
o A visionary is a rebel and goes against the world and how they think we are supposed to be.
o Visionary has a purpose to live for
o We need a purpose to live and people are happy when they have a purpose of a higher power.
o People today don’t know why they are here or where they are going.
o We have a Gospel which the world needs to know…we are to pass the Gospel to others.
o Dreamers will have to go against tradition.
o Visionary – Dreamer – Will be a transformed person
o We are to be a transmitter of Jesus to others.
o We are to be a vessel to carry out the message.
o Be committed to the dream God has given to you (i.e. Paul, Joseph, Mary, Elizabeth).
o Visionary- Dreamer –Will see things in the Spirit that may not be seen in the natural.
o Stand in the purpose and dream so that when things come against you, you will dream the dream.
o Dream about the vision of your purpose.
o People will make fun of you and persecute you.
o God can use incapable people.
o You don’t need “qualifications” but you must have a heart for God.
o You must have a willing heart that is obedient.
o Your church will help you spiritually to commit to your purpose.
o Visionary will have persecution
o People who cannot dream do not want you to dream.
o Pray God will give others dreams.
o You will receive opposition from your Sunday School class, your family…
o Anything worth living for is worth dying for…CHRIST IS WORTHY!!
o Look at attacks not as being persecuted but as being used by God.
o Visionary will not let death come to the vision!
o God know the acts you do for Him – others don’t.
o Sometimes you don’t feel like finishing but keep going.
o Be faithful to the dream God has given you.
o BE PERSISTENT IN WALKING OUT YOUR DREAM!
o Visionary will give great gifts to those around them.
o We are to be a blessing to those around us.
Don’t focus on your inadequacies, admit your failures and keep going. God uses broken vessels and rubber bands. He will stretch us until we are ready for His purpose. We must have a dream for Christ! God gives us the dream and will equip us to fulfill it.