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How To Develop Your Dreams (2 of 12)
How to Turn Your Dreams into Reality
Last Sunday I began a series of messages entitled "Turning Your Dreams Into Reality." And this morning is the second in that series and the title of the message is "Developing Your Dream" or "How to Develop Your Dream."
I am not sure that anybody has fully comprehended that verse, but I know this, that the beginning point of faith is stretching your imagination, believing God. And if you believe God, you have to think bigger than you have ever thought before. I hope this morning that you have a dream for your life, because you see, as we develop our dream our dream develops us. And when I talk about a dream, I mean a goal for your life, a spiritual vision of what you want God to do in your life, in your family, in your home, in your business. It is so important to have a dream to have imagination. Someone says, in fact the Amplified Bible translates this verse to read like this, "Faith is perceiving as real what is not revealed to the senses." So faith starts with your perception, with your imagination. And imagination is a God-given ability. Einstein said, imagination is more important than knowledge. Imagination rules the world said the poet. There is tremendous power in your ability to imagine and to stretch your faith, to stretch your imagination. To have a dream of what God can do in your life. It is psychologically and emotionally healthy to have a dream and it is spiritually necessary to have a dream. Because without a dream for your life, you are not living you just exist. And you don't know where you are going and you have no goal and no real purpose. So God wants an individual to have a dream, a family to have a dream, a church to have a dream, a vision of what God could do if only we would allow Him to do it in our life.
When we were children we had a great imagination. When I was a child, it was so long ago, that we didn't h ...
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