Day 2 - Dream Wildly - Part One
Most of us are familiar with the story of Walt Disney. Perhaps no one else in the past century personifies a dreamer more than the creator of Mickey and friends! Perhaps Walt Disney’s most extraordinary accomplishment was the creation of Disney World in Florida. He had already created Disneyland in California, but he imagined something much grander and magical. He considered many locations around the country for his new dream and eventually settled on what most believed was unusable swampland in central Florida. Disney took a plane flight over the area and he saw everything he needed: great roads and interstates running through Orlando, an airport close by, warm weather year-round, and lot and lots of cheap land. His advisors were uncertain about the location because of the challenges of swampland and construction, but Disney was set and the rest is history. Disney World is a dream that seemed impossible to many people, but for a dreamer like Walt Disney nothing feels impossible!
Is that what it means to make the impossible…possible? We are certainly inspired by a dream like Disney’s, but there are truths in scripture that are even more jaw dropping than swampland transformed into castles and roller coasters. Ephesians 3:20-21 reminds us that God is the biggest dreamer of us all! This doesn’t mean he will fulfill our wildest dreams for our own personal success or gain. No, it says God can do anything…by working within us…in order to give glory to God! More than anything our hearts must desire to see God receive glory in this world. When our dreams are to elevate and glorify God (and not ourselves) we will be able to see the truly impossible made possible.
Many of us hope to see the power of God in our lives, yet we continue to dream, strive, and pray for things that aren’t really about God receiving glory in this world. As a result, we aren’t seeing the power of God, but rather the limited power of ourselves.
People who do things that matter in this world dream about things that advance, promote, and glorify our God! Perhaps, the power of God is already alive within us and we just need to start dreaming about the things that matter. We have a God who can do anything!
What is a dream you have that only God can do?
Ephesians 3:20-21 NLT
20 Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. 21 Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.
Mark 10:27 NLT
27 Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But not with God. Everything is possible with God.”
Mark 9:23 NLT
23 “What do you mean, ‘If I can’?” Jesus asked. “Anything is possible if a person believes.”
Matthew 17:20 NLT
20 “You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.”
Romans 8:31 NLT
31 What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us?
Jeremiah 32:17 NLT
17 “O Sovereign Lord! You made the heavens and earth by your strong hand and powerful arm. Nothing is too hard for you!
This reading plan can be found at https://my.bible.com/en-GB/reading-plans/4392-doing-things-that-matter