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What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s a good thing to have dreams for your life.
Do you know what you want to do? Or have you not started dreaming yet?
Dream big, God did when He planned your life – Jeremiah 29:11, Ephesians 2:10. You are God’s masterpiece! He did not make you and then wonder, “what am I going to do with you now?”
An artist will think long and hard before making something and only when he is certain about what he wants does he start creating. Just as a person does not make a chair and then ask what to do with it, so also did God create us – we are special to Him, Psalm 139.
Joseph had dreams (they did not make sense at the time), but I believe that they came from God. Are you settling for second best by saying, “I want to be a mechanic” or, “I want to work at a hair salon.” Aspire to be the best at what you do and to work for the best repair centre or hair salon around. Know that God has great plans for you and that He does not want you to settle for second best.
When you dream you are putting your faith into action, read Hebrews 11:1. Faith is not seeing first, it is trusting God for the things that we cannot see, but what we are hoping and trusting Him for.
Joseph’s dreams took a long time to come to fulfillment, he also had to go through some difficult obstacles on the way, but he held on to God and did not get discouraged or depressed. God blessed him to become second in charge of Egypt and his family did bow down to him as they did in his dream.
God always starts with a dream, a dream that is given to a person. That person needs to treasure that dream and nurture it so that it can grow. Otherwise, nothing will come of it.
Has this changed the way that you are going to look at your future?
Sunday, 1 May 2011
minute about that, then read further.
One of the best things that can happen to you is for someone else to die
in your place. Imagine being sentenced to death, you can't appeal and
you have no escape - then at the last minute someone you have never met
before volunteers to take your place. Flabbergasted you accept the
stranger's offer and count your blessings as you go free.
Did you know that Jesus died in your place? Romans 6:23 says that the
wages of sin are death. We were born into sin and so we deserve death (
as God is holy and cannot ignore our sin). The good news is the Jesus
stepped in and He bore the full punishment of our sins upon Himself.
John 3:16 says that God was motivated by love when He sent Jesus to die
on the cross for our sins. God does not hate us! God did not send Jesus
grudgingly either, He did it in love. God wants to have a personal
relationship with you, and has done everything He possibly can for you
to be able to have a relationship with Him.
Ask God to reveal Him to you as a father and watch what happens!
Sunday, 20 February 2011
I have been lazy, partly because I don't have Internet on my PC at home
and partly because I have been rather busy.
This year kicked off with a bang.
I was asked to minister for a week long at Nico Malan High School in
Humansdorp on the subject, "Can I be single and happy?", while bringing
in a bit about self image at the same time. It went rather well, there
were only a few classes where it was difficult to speak at the rest
were well mannered and participated.
I have been trying to get a Blackberry phone, which would make updating
the blog painless. This has not happened yet.
I am busy learning how Peppermint Linux works, my main gripe has always
been that I have been unable to run Windows programs (specifically
Corel Draw and E-Sword) on Linux, but with the help of PlayOnLinux I am
able to run E-Sword. It's taken me years to get here, and it feels good
to have finally arrived.
I am preaching again this Sunday evening (27 February 2011), so if
anyone reading this would like to attend get down to the Stulting
Primary School Hall in Humansdorp at 18:30.
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