Daring Faith Has Big Dreams


“Now glory be to God, who by His mighty power at work within us is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of — infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes.” (Ephesians 3:20 TLB).

Dreaming is an act of faith. God gave you the ability to create and to imagine, but nothing happens in your life until you started dreaming. So how do you get God's dream for your life? You do three things:

Dare to ask God for it. The Bible says, “Now glory be to God, who by His mighty power at work within us is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of — infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes.” Ephesians 3:20 (TLB). If you want God's dream for your life, you must dare to ask Him What He wants you to do. Then ask yourself, “what would I attempt for God if I knew I couldn't fail?” Let that expand your vision.

Believe God's promises. The Bible says, “I am the Lord, the God of all the peoples of the world. Is anything too hard for me?” (Jeremiah 32:27 NLT). Never let an impossible situation intimidate you. Let it motivate you to pray more, believe more, trust more, experience more, learn more, and grow more. Faith always works in the realm of the impossible.

Dream Big. “Ask of me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession” (Psalm 2:8 NIV). Let the size of your God determine the size of your goal. You haven’t really believed God until you’ve attempted something that can’t be done in the power of the flesh.

God’s dream for you will be a perfect match for your God-given SHAPE: your spiritual gifts, heart, abilities, personality, and experiences. But it will be impossible to achieve without “His mighty power at work within you.” Dream great dreams for God. It’s the first step in your walk of faith.

What did you hear?

What did God say to you as you read today’s Scripture and devotion? _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________

What do you think?

How does it apply to your life? _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________

What will you do? Don’t just be a hearer of the Word. Be a doer of the Word. (James 1:22) _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________

Now talk to God This is where you turn your thoughts into prayer. It could be a prayer of gratitude or praise. It could be a prayer of confession or a request for God’s help. It’s up to you. Take a minute to write a prayer of response to what God said to you. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________


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