I find it so amazing that in the new era / dispensation that we find ourselves in, we have completely lost the plot as a society. We have become social freaks and not people with common sense. Don`t get me wrong, I`m all for technological advancement, but when it threatens our values, morals and personality, then it`s a BIG PROBLEM.
EVANGELIST GARETH J HENDRICKS – MEN`S PRAYER SERMON – 04 AUGUST 2016 – SHORT DEVOTION
JOSEPH`S DREAMS – PROVERBS 29VS18: “WHERE THERE`S NO (LACK THEREOF) VISION (NO REVELATION FROM GOD), PEOPLE PERISH (CUT OFF RESTRAINT)”
“MY IMAGINATION (RESOURCEFULNESS, DREAMS, MIND`S EYE, THOUGHTS) MUST PROPEL MY ASPIRATION” (VISION, GOAL, OBJECTIVE, TARGET, HOPE, DESIRE, AIM, and END)…..
JOSEPH HAD A DREAM (VISION) (GEN 37VS1-44):
- How he is going to provide for his family
- How he is going to save many people
- How people will bow down to him
- He saw something he didn`t see before
- If what you saw isn`t what you see, what you see can only be but temporary
- Where you are now, does not define where you are going
- Joseph knew that at the heart of every difficulty lies opportunity
- Sooner or later those who win are those who think they can
- The race are not always to the swift but to those who keep on trying
- We are so consumed with the obstacles that we miss the opportunity
- We are so confined with our comfort ability that we forget that we are redefined by our convictions
- It is important to note that we need VISION (what does it entail): Hebrew Word is Chazon
- V – Visualise what you think needs to be done
- I – Investigate what others are doing
- S – Schedule actions steps, build a plan (Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance) – Joseph giving advice to Pharaoh
- I – Initiate “think time”and converse with yourself (Speak to the mountains in your life)
- O – Own it!! Don`t pass I off!!!
- N – Never say, I can`t….YES YOU CAN!!!! (Philippians 4vs13: “I can do all things through Christ Who has given me Strength”
TURN YOU CAN`TS INTO CANS AND YOUR DREAMS INTO PLANS!!!!!