Day 7 Put on Waders
“Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it.” Mark 16:20
We all have dreams. Hopefully God-sized dreams. Dreams that are destined to fail without divine intervention. But if your dream is not the will of God, or for the glory of God, it’s a waste of time, energy, and money. It’s so important to first take your dreams to God in prayer, and then take a step of faith because God is honored when we act as if He is going to answer our prayers! And if your dream is ordained by God, then your step of faith will honor God.
Mark Batterson gives the example of the Israelites standing at the edge of the Jordan River and God commanding the priests to take a few steps into the river. They are finally just on the other side of their dream and they have to take the first step. Otherwise, they would never see God part the Jordan River or see their dream. I think it’s important to note that God had ordered their steps throughout this journey (Psalms 37:23) and was doing so again in asking them to first get their feet wet. By this time along the journey, they knew God, trusted him and did what he commanded. The rest is history (Joshua 3).
If you want to see God move, make a move. -Mark Batterson
I’m absolutely all for dreams, especially God-sized dreams that require divine intervention! And I believe in making a move to see God move (and I’ve seen it happen on more than one occasion). But if your dreams haven’t brought you to your knees in prayer seeking his will, then you might be out-of-order.