by Adrian Rogers

Learn to Practice God's Presence (2 of 2)
Dr. Adrian Rogers
Genesis 39

We're continuing the message that we began this
morning, how to make your dreams come true. I want us
in just a moment to look in Genesis chapter 39. When
you have it, however, just look up here and let me see
your faces for a moment. Let me recapitulate what
we've already said, that it would be a tragedy indeed
for you to be upon your death bed ready to die and to
look back and find out that you'd never lived, that
you simply existed, drawing your breath and drawing
your salary--but you never really had a dream and saw
that dream come true. We tried to tell you that God
has a plan for everyone's life including yours. God
wants that plan to burn in your bosom as a dream and
then to see that dream come true. It is true that he
doesn't give us all of the details of the dream, but
it is true that our God plants ambitions in our
hearts. They're not carnal ambitions--God has never
promised to fulfill our fantasies but he does say in
his word that your old men shall dream dreams, your
young men shall see visions. God pours out his spirit
as a fulfillment of that dream, as a means of
fulfilling that vision.

Jeremiah tells us that we're not to dream things of
ourselves then ask God to rubberstamp them, but he
does tell us, and he tells us wonderfully and
beautifully, that he has a plan for us. Jeremiah 29
verse 11, "For I know the plans that I have for you,
declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to
harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future." God
is a God of plans. "The steps of a good man are
ordered by the Lord," and I wanted to give you five
ways to make your dream come true. The very first of
these is this, that you need therefore to dare to
dream, you need to find the will of God for your life.
We told you how you could do that, how you could know
the will of God by presenting yourself to God, ...

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