‘Then he dreamed still another dream.’ Genesis 37:9 NKJV
If you’ve already fulfilled the dream God gave you, ask Him for another one. A bigger one. The Bible says, ‘Joseph dreamed another dream.’ And the second was bigger than the first. In the first dream he saw sheaves of wheat on the ground bowing down to him, but in the second dream he saw stars in the heavens bowing down to him. Ask God to lift your sights and cause you to aim higher. But a note of caution: before God will give you another dream, He will watch to see what you do with the one He gave you. ‘Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin.’ (Zechariah 4:10 NLT) Great endings usually start with humble beginnings. ‘God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.’ (1 Peter 5:5–6 NKJV) If your dream is to prosper financially, it’s in harmony with God’s promises (see Deuteronomy 8:18; Isaiah 48:17; 2 Corinthians 9:8; 3 John 1:2). ‘Prosper’ in Biblical terms simply means to have enough to bless others. But there are three Scriptural conditions you must meet in order for your dream to be fulfilled:
(1) You must be willing to honour God with your present income (see Malachi 3:8–10).
(2) You must be willing to share what you have and meet the needs of others (see Proverbs 11:25).
(3) You must practise fiscal discipline rather than squandering what God gives you on reckless spending and impulse buying (see Proverbs 21:20). When you meet His conditions, God promises to bless you and fulfil the dream He has given you for your life.
SoulFood: Isa 1–3, Luke 1:1–10, Ps 90:1–6, Pro 1:1–4
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright © 2019
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