Summary: Last week we looked at kinds of dreams and what happens when you follow the dreams God gives to you. This week in Part II of “Dreams with my Father” we will look at HOW to achieve them successfully.
ALL of the good things we want for our children , HE wants for us as well
HE wants to teach us , train us and build us into the children He has planned for us to be
Dreams with my Father Part II
Josh 3:1 Then Joshua rose early in the morning; and they set out from Acacia Grove and came to the Jordan, he and all the children of Israel, and lodged there before they crossed over.
Josh 3:2 So it was, after three days, that the officers went through the camp;
Josh 3:3 and they commanded the people, saying, "When you see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, and the priests, the Levites, bearing it, then you shall set out from your place and go after it.
It is hard to make a dream come true – especially a HUGE dream
Last week we looked at kinds of dreams and what happens when you follow the dreams God gives to you. This week in Part II of “Dreams with my Father” we will look at HOW to achieve them successfully.
The title today for Part II of “Dreams with my Father “ is
How to make the dream that God places in you a reality
Como hacer los sueno que Dios pone adentro de ti una realidad
Walls are there for a reason. They are there to keep the people out that don’t really need to get in. If we are persistent, we earn the entrance
This is the thing a lot of people don’t know. They wonder why there is rejection and they give up easily. Dogged persistence works.
Walt Disney - was fired by a newspaper editor for lack of ideas. Walt also went bankrupt several times before he built Disneyland.
Leo Tolstoy, author of War and Peace, flunked out of college. He was described as “both unable and unwilling to learn.”
Michael Jordan, perhaps the greatest basketball player of all time, did not make his high school basketball team his sophomore year.
Beethoven’s teacher called him hopeless as a composer.
Winston Churchill failed the sixth grade. He did not become Prime Minister until he was 62. His greatest contributions came when he was a “senior citizen.”
Henry Ford failed and went broke five times before he finally succeeded.
Today… we’re going to talk about reaching for your dreams and the results of persistence.
Reading this scripture in Joshua, we find that
It must have been an exciting time for the Israelites to finally enter their land of promise.
Can you think back and remember a day you waited for a long time with great anticipation and excitement? Most of us can. As a child, Christmas and birthdays were my favorite days. I would count the days till summer vacation was here so I wouldn’t have to go to school. I would count the days to my favorite rock concerts.
Depending on the nature of the day and what it might hold, such a time might also bring about a certain amount of anxiety because of the challenge you might face. For months, weeks, and days you waited, and then finally, the day arrived.
Can you imagine the anticipation and excitement the children of Israel faced as they stood before the River Jordan the evening before they were to cross over into the land?
They had been in the dessert and in the wilderness for forty years.
I have been alive for 39 years next week. It’s a long time.
It was time to move out of the desert – across the Jordan River – and into Canaan.
Joshua and Caleb, who were now about eighty years old, had waited even longer. According to the promise to the Patriarchs, Jewish anticipation went back some five hundred years. But now, Joshua tells the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you” (3:5).
Church, I believe that is the Word that the Lord has for you.
Consecrate means to “ Set apart”. WE need to set ourselves apart from this world so that we can grow closer to God and His will through our dreams in this life.
There had been discouragement and disappointments along the way – but it was now time!
Church , Some of you have had set backs and disappointments along your journey – BUT THE TIME HAS COME FOR YOU TO ENTER INTO YOUR LAND OF PROMISE! We need to simply commit ourselves to GODS Plan for our life. WE need to commit ourselves to GOD’s dream for our life that He has placed within us
I believe God wants to reveal this to you tonight. I believe you can rededicate Youself to accepting Gods will in your life and letting Him work through you and your dreams AMEN?