Dream Great Dreams Part 1: Unlimited Resource
On August 28, 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood and proclaimed, “I have a dream.” His dream continues to live on today. Presidents of major companies have been successful building from the ground up because they started with a dream. Ask anyone who has accomplished great things in life; it all started with a dream. It has been said, “The greatest poverty is not when you don’t have a dime, it is when you don’t have a dream.” My question for you is simple…what’s your dream?
What would you do if you had unlimited resources? I know, this sounds almost too good to be true. However, the truth of the matter is we do have an unlimited resource, we have God. Paul said, “Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen” (Eph. 3:20-21). God is able to do far more than you or I can even think or imagine!
What’s keeping you from dreaming great dreams for God? Fear, failure, disappointment, laziness, time restraint??? Are these or anything else for that matter good enough reasons for Christians to not dream great dreams for God? No, of course not! The problem is, for far too long Christians have stopped dreaming of the eternal impact they could have on the lives of others. It’s past time for us to start dreaming great dreams again.
God invites His people to dream great dreams. Listen to the words of Jesus to His disciples; “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it” (Jn. 14:12-14). Did you catch that? We will do the works that HE does and even greater works! Think about all the amazing things Jesus did. He healed the sick, opened the eyes of the blind and raised the dead. Yet, Jesus tells His disciples they will do greater things than these. How can we do something greater than healing someone who is physically blind? We could open the eyes of someone who is spiritually blind to Jesus. How can we do something greater than healing the deaf? Imagine opening someone’s ears to hearing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. How can we do something greater than raising someone from the dead? Imagine raising someone who is spiritually dead!
God invites Christians to dream great dreams because God is able to make those dreams a reality! Jeremiah prayed, “Nothing is too hard for you” (Jer. 32:17). The angel Gabriel told Mary, “For nothing will be impossible with God” (Lk. 1:37). Jesus said, “Nothing is impossible with God” (Matt. 19:26). Over and over and over throughout scripture, God makes it clear…NOTHING. IS. IMPOSSIBLE. WITH. HIM!
Friends, it’s time Christians stopped settling for the status quo and started dreaming great dreams. Imagine the difference the church could make if God’s people took this to heart! We have an unlimited resource why not start living like it. What’s keeping you from making an eternal impact in the Kingdom of God? It’s time to start dreaming great dreams!
Now that’s Something to Think About!