How to Make Your Dreams Come True
Series: Foundations for Life
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
Did you know every night you sleep … you will dream from one to two hours. Five minutes after each dream .. ½ of what you dreamed is forgotten. Ten minutes after what you dreamed .. 90% of forgotten. Researchers have found that dreaming is important to your well being and health. It even helps you tackle stress. Dreams also help you recharge your mind and revitalize your body.
That was sure true for Joseph. You will find in Genesis 37 that Joseph's dreams certainly recharged his mind and revitalized his body. And rather than forgetting his dreams … he followed them and by following them … he experienced God's hand of favor.
Do you have a dream? I mean .. do you have a goal in life that you're pursuing? An ambition? Something you're aiming for? Do you have a dream and are you following after that dream?
Perhaps you once had a dream and rather than following that dream … you have forgotten and forsaken it. Somebody once said "that it is better to aim at a good thing and miss it than to aim at a bad thing and hit it." Your life cannot go according to plan if you have no plan.
So how do you make your dreams come true? Well that's what I want to talk to you about today from the life of Joseph:
How To Make Your Dreams Come True
So take your Bible and turn with me to Genesis 37. Let's begin reading in vv.1-2, "Now Jacob dwelt in the land where his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan. This is the history of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brothers. And the lad was with the sons of Bilhah, and the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives; and Joseph brought a bad report of them to his father."
Now who were these brothers that were with Joseph? Well .. verse 2 tells us that Joseph was "with the sons of Bilhah." That would be Dan and Naphtali. Dan was the kind of young man tha ...
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