Hang On To Your Dreams

Peace(34)“So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. —Matthew 6:34 (NASB)

Hang on to your dreams. You don’t fixate on tomorrow. Dad’s ways are often confusing to us as we navigate life on a daily basis. So what is He talking about?

Let’s start with a hint: prophecy is not fortune-telling. Prophetic utterance is speaking forth the Word of the Lord–for encouraging the Church, for letting people know that God hears them, for establishing God’s will and plan. Sometimes “prophecy” ends up as divination – will I be married, will I get rich, will such and such be in my future? It becomes a forum for trying to make God tell us what we want to hear.

Hanging on to our dreams is about hearing the voice of God and staying true to Him, no matter what happens to try to deter us from His plan. A prophetic Word from the Lord can help us stand strong in the midst of the enemy’s attempts to derail our destiny.

Every year promises to be more difficult in the world. But God’s people are beloved–and His promises to them are yes and amen! We don’t need to worry about what is to come or what will happen to us, because our God has promised to be our Rock, our fortress, our strength, our joy . . . and we are citizens of His Kingdom, not the earth!

God’s Kingdom cannot be stopped. Every evil can try to stamp out Christianity or destroy our destinies, but God is sovereign over all. The authority against ALL the works of the enemy belongs to Jesus the Christ. Trust Him. Know that He is King of kings and Lord of lords. And no matter what we see each, trust Him that His plan and purposes will come to pass in our lives.

(This information was used by permission from “Whispers of Heaven” written by Rosalie Storment and Faye Higbee, copyrighted 2011)

Spiritual Preparation

The BiblePsalm 68:9-10

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

(9) You shed abroad a plentiful rain, O God; You confirmed Your inheritance when it was parched.

(10) Your creatures settled in it; You provided in Your goodness for the poor, O God.

Excerpt from A Walk with Jesus:

God Is WITH You

Over the years, all of us have heard the term “preparation.” We have been told to prepare for all the doom and gloom scenarios. We have been told to get out of debt; we have been told to do all sorts of things in “preparation” for what is to come. However, most of us have no way to accomplish the things these would-be prophets tell us to do. This has often made us all concerned about whether we’ve messed up and whether God would really take care of us in a pinch.

Here is your encouragement for the day: God will never leave you not forsake you. If you are poor, He will make sure you are fed. If you are broken-hearted, He will heal you and comfort you. If you don’t have a safe place to live, He is your strong tower and fortress. Keep Psalm 91 close to your heart. You belong to the King of kings and Lord of lords. Nothing is impossible with the Lord!

The word from A Walk with Jesus that you read above explains what is really meant by “preparation.” It doesn’t mean go build a bunker to hide in. It doesn’t mean panic and worry about what is to come. It DOES mean that God has been preparing you already throughout your walk with Him. As you dedicate your heart to be aware, to keep moving forward no matter the circumstance, and  to seek the Presence of God, there is nothing that can stand in the way of His Hand in Your life. He will open your understanding to the secrets of His ways. He will accomplish things through you that are mighty!

(32) By smooth words he will turn to godlessness those who act wickedly toward the covenant, but the people who know their God will display strength and take action.  Daniel 11:32 (NASB)