Ask Big Dream Big (part one)

Pastor Dwain Daniel Fast 2013

God is the source of all GREAT vision and great dreams.

Think of the Word, the story of God’s interaction with mankind…  The Word is filled with great stories.  Stories of the impossible.  Stories of great deliverance’s and breakthroughs.  Stories of great giants and great victories against impossible odds.

How can we in light of such a book and such an author settle for mediocre lives?

How can we settle to know such a God and yet live a bland existence?

Only because we’ve gotten to far removed from the radical greatness of His nature.  We’ve let ourselves get lulled to sleep by the busy-ness and cares of this life.  Too many of us are allowing ourselves to become tamed and neutered by life.

We have become one with our God.  We too should have God sized dreams and visions

The sign that we don’t have God sized dreams and visions might be a sign we aren’t captivated by His ability and fellowshipping with His Holy Spirit.

We should have dreams and visions that require supernatural intervention.

This will become a portion of the impetus of a prayer life, is the size of your vision.  (Impetus meaning, push, press, force, compelling)

If our vision is small enough – insignificant enough that we can accomplish it without supernatural help, without prayer, without fasting…

We have robbed God of His Glory

We have robbed ourselves of discipline

We have opted to live a life without the risk of great faith

The result; there will come a day when we will look back with regret.  Determine now that as a son of God you will not live with regret.

Better to have a high goal and get something amazing done, than a small goal and get all of it done.

What holds us back from great dreams and visions?

Fear of Failure must be conquered

Fear of embarrassment and what others might think

Satisfaction with mediocrity

Busy ness and cares of life

The shear volume of the population is a deterrent (who am I compared to the many stars)

Age and aging

Physical limitations of agility or attractiveness

Limitations of wealth

 

We dummy our ASK and our DREAM down because we consider ourselves after the manner of the flesh.  Here is way too much consideration of self with a critical eye of limitation within the body of Christ.  This is killing God’s ability to be supernatural through us.

We consider our ability.

We consider what we can do.

We consider how old we are.

We consider how frail we are.

We consider how busy we are.

We consider our own limitations.

Abraham was dead in his child bearing ability, yet he kept the promise and power of God as a greater consideration, growing strong in faith and giving God glory for His supernatural ability.  Let’s renew our impossibility thinking this season.

Romans 4:18  In hope against hope he believed, in order that he might become a father of many nations, according to that which had been spoken, “SO SHALL YOUR DESCENDANTS BE.”  19  And without becoming weak in faith he contemplated his own body, now as good as dead since he was about a hundred years old, and the deadness of Sarah’s womb;  20  yet, with respect to the promise of God, he did not waver in unbelief, but grew strong in faith, giving glory to God,  21  and being fully assured that what He had promised, He was able also to perform.