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Believe That You Can, Part 1

Today I shared with our church family some thoughts about where we've been over this past year and where we are headed in 2010. It was exciting to celebrate the stories and stats that point to God's power and His faithfulness. I also shared some of the dreams that we have as a church for this year. If you'd like to read about our upcoming 21 day fast & faith goals for 2010, you can do so by clicking here.

Our theme for this year is something that God had put on my heart about 8 months ago and it is based on this statement, "Believe That You Can." The thought comes from the Biblical passage found in Philippians 4:13, which says, “I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.” So many times we grow stagnant, accept mediocrity & even quit on our dreams. The truth is that we can do great things with our lives because Jesus Christ lives on the inside of us by His Holy Spirit. This year we can really believe that we can because He (God) can! We don't need to fill our hearts with fear, doubt & disbelief any longer. We can stay full of hope and believe for big dreams from a big God! The Bible reminds us that “God can do anything, you know-- far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams!” Eph. 3:20 (MSG) It also tells us that "…No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him" (I Corinthians 2:9, NIV) We can dare to dream big because has big dreams for our lives!

How do you get a God given and driven dream for your life? It all starts with a burden. The Prophet Habakkuk, Moses, & Nehemiah are just some of the Biblical characters that did great things during the time that they sucked oxygen on this earth. For each of them, it began with a deep burden.
1. God inspired dreams are the result of a God given BURDEN.
Every single one of us are unique and called by God to make our mark in this world, for His Kingdom. Your burden will be different than others, but it should be for the same purpose. God's Kingdom.
2. When the burden becomes a dream, write it down.
Talk about your dream, pray about it, right it down and at the appointed time, act on it! God told an Old Testament prophet this, "I will give you my message in the form of a vision. Write it clearly enough to be read at a glance. 3At the time I have decided, my words will come true. You can trust what I say about the future. It may take a long time, but keep on waiting--it will happen!" (Habakkuk 2:2-4 CEV)
3. Don't ever quit on a God given dream!
The Bible reminds us in Hebrews 12:1-2, “Let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.” Don't give up, don't quit, keep trusting and keep persevering! God finishes everything that He starts!

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