SWING TO SCORE - "What Will Become of Your Dream?"
A Four-Act Play Of Joseph’s Life
· Joseph’s boyhood (Genesis 37)
· Joseph’s years in slavery (Genesis 39:1-20)
· Joseph’s days in jail (Genesis 39:21-41:40)
· Joseph’s dream is fulfilled (Genesis 41:41-50:26)
Four Characteristics of People Who Dream God’s Dreams
1. They open their minds to the Holy Spirit
2. They embrace the dream.
3 They speak the dream.
“My sheep hear my voice, I know them and they follow Me.” (John 10:27)
4. They pursue the dream.
They are faithful in the things needing to be done today.
“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.” (Luke 16:10)
“Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God? You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” (Genesis 50:19-20)
Three Things We Learn About How Dreams Come To Pass
We must put our faith in God, the Giver of the dream, rather than in the dream itself.
We must learn to embrace the difficulties, disappointments and delays of life.
We must reach out into the future and possess God’s dream for us by faith.
MY SURRENDER TO GOD’S INVITATION
“God, when you invite me to join you in Your work, I will respond immediately.
I will adjust my life to You. Show me how to respond to what You lovingly reveal to me.
It is an awesome privilege to be in a love relationship with You and have You trust me to get in line with Your work. I am ready to join You. Show me Your timing. Make clear to me what You are doing.
I praise You that You have promised to complete whatever You start.
I surrender to Your invitation. Lead me where I should begin!”