By Matthew Hagee, Hagee Ministries
“And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.”
Human beings are both blessed and burdened with short-term memory. Short-term memory allows us to forget negative experiences more easily, so we more readily try again. However, the disadvantage is it also allows us to more easily forget foundational truths that help anchor our lives in seasons of uncertainty.
Don’t let short-term memory loss cause you to forget what the Bible says about God’s ability to provide. Today’s verses provide ample evidence that God is able to fund the resources of the dream that He has planted in your heart, even during the times when financial experts say the risk is too great.
If God has given you a dream for your life, then there will be abundance because it is a good work, the kind of work He has promised in His Word to support. He may not give you the resources all at once, but He will be faithful to provide as you are faithful to believe and continue the work. What I am sure of—based upon His Word and personal experience—is that our God is able to provide.
When it comes to dreaming you must consider the words of the prophet Joel: “And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My spirit on all flesh; your sons and daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions” (Joel 2:28). Understand that it does not matter whether you are awake and dreaming or asleep and dreaming. What matters is that it’s a dream or vision given to you by God Almighty based on His Word and His Word alone.
Based on this verse, dreams and visions are something that occur when we have received the spirit of God in our lives. God wants to give you a glimpse of what He has in your future. He wants you to believe that He will provide the very best of things in the very worst of times. He wants you to remember that He is faithful to keep His promises even if the experts don’t agree with His position. He certainly didn’t require their permission to make the promise and He doesn’t need their help bringing it to pass.
Father, because of the promises in Your word I am daring to believe that there is a brighter day in my future. I believe that You have gone before me and that You are providing for all of my needs. You have given me a bold and great dream, and I am trusting only You to bring it to pass. I thank you that Your grace, abundance, and favor are available to turn this dream into a reality. I believe that You will do what You have said, so teach me to act like it. In the name of my Strong God and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Published on Jan 28 @ 12:11 AM EDT