The story of what God did through a small girl who gave 57 cents to a church building fund many years ago in the city of Philadelphia is one of the most inspiring I have ever heard. It shows the power of a DREAM.
If you are going to experience the power of a dream you must …
Develop a vision for your life.
- Form a mental a picture of what the future could be.
- See what “could be”. See potential.
- It may come out of your personal experience, which may include pain.
This little girl saw a church building where there was room for every little child so that no one would miss out on Sunday school.
What’s your vision for your life? What do you see that God could do through you? Invest time receiving a vision from God.
God had a vision of seeing people free from their tendency toward wrong-doing (“sin”). He wanted to restore his relationship with humanity and make a way for us to spend eternity with him. That’s why he sent Jesus. God wants to be our friend.
Reach out to somebody.
- Meet a need.
- Give something away.
- Let it move you emotionally.
This little girl’s vision was about helping others who were in need.
Who are you reaching out to?
God reached out to us through Jesus. He humbled himself and came into our world to help us in our need.
Expect great things.
- Be filled with hope and faith.
- Think BIG. Don’t be limited by what you see in the natural.
- God-given dreams attract resources (people and money).
This little girl believed she could see this church bigger than it was now.
Are you expecting God to do great things in and through your life?
Jesus expected great things from his small band of disciples who he left with a huge mandate. He looked through the corridors of time and saw a family of people from every nation on earth.
Arrange your life around your dream.
- Invest in your dream. Sacrifice for it.
- Prepare for the future.
This little girl gave her dream her thoughts and her savings.
What are you investing in your dream?
Jesus literally laid down his life for his dream.
Make your life count for eternity.
- Leave a legacy for the generations to come.
- “What we do in time echoes in eternity”.
- Live for something that will outlive you. Live “for the cause” of the kingdom of God.
This little girl effected people long after her life was over. 1000’s benefited from her dream.
What are you doing for eternity?
The life of Jesus Christ divides history and has made a difference in millions of people’s lives.
This little girl shows us The Power of a Dream. Allow God to birth within you the same power to make a difference through your own life, ministry or business.