NIV Jeremiah 29:11-13
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
Jeremiah is talking to the people of Judea about the coming judgment that is about fall upon them. For seventy years they will live in captivity in Babylon, after which time they will return to their land.
Yet how does this verse come alive in our lives today?
Is there a promise in it for us?
Do you think Ezra just woke up one day and said I think I want to rebuild the temple without God first giving him that dream?
Did Nehemiah just say today I think it is a good day to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem?
What about all the other men who shared the dream with Ezra and Nehemiah and did their part in God’s dream?
Who gave them that dream?
Who gave Joseph his dreams?
What about Abraham when did he say, I think I will leave my homeland and go and become a great nation in which the world will be blessed?
Who gave Jacob the dream at Bethel?
Our Lord is the Father of Dreams.
Our Lord has wired men to do big things.
What dreams do you have for yourself?
Do you think our Lord God has a dream for your Life?
We all have dreams we want to come true in our lives. One thing I have learned is this: My dreams for my life are like a pre-school play in comparison to the dreams God has for my life. Do You know what? God’s dreams come true if we just embrace them and let God work them out to His glory.
Jesus has given me a dream, all it is to get men to pray together in unity, in One Accord, and as One in Jesus. The amazing thing is here in Hardee county Florida, of the ninety plus churches the pastors, elders, and deacons of these churches all think it is a good ideal to pray. Yet they still have no time to get together and pray, oh they are so busy doing God‘s work! What they try to do is make me fit into a vision they think God has for my life, without even praying with me. They have no interest in the dream that God has given to me and have no heart or desire to see if they might be apart of it. Oh they are more than happy to pray at me but not with me! No time to busy! Well I have never stopped praying for them and I will always have the time to pray with them, they know where to find me. I will never stop reaching out to them and I will keep hanging around to ask them to join me in prayer till the Lord moves me on.
Do you know what dreams God has given to you?
If you do let us get together and pray and then get to work!
If not then it is time we pray together until each one has a dream that is so big that there is no earthy way we can do it without God. It was not one man who rebuilt the temple or one man who rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem. It was many men who were in One Accord, in One mind, and of One heart, that did their part in God’s dream to make it happen. The walls of the Church in America need to be rebuilt, let us get together pray and get to work on God’s dream.