Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Friday, March 17, 2017
I Have a Dream – (said Martin Luther King) by Hazel Moon
Reverend King’s dream was not
the kind you have at night while you sleep, but his dream was a strong DESIRE
for change and a YEARNING to make things better.
Do you have a dream?Do you have a desire to reach out and be used
What kind of dreams do you
have?Do they include a longing and a
craving for more of God?
Jesus told 500 people to wait
for the Holy Spirit and to pray until God showed up.
Perhaps all 500 were there at
first, but 380 people got tired, and gave up and went home until only 120 were
left in the upper room.The hundred and
twenty held on to the dream and kept praying and waiting until the fire fell
with a great noise from heaven and they began to speak in other tongues.(Acts 2)
Joseph was just a boy the
youngest son, and the favorite of his father Jacob, and he was a dreamer.
There are times to share what God shows you
but other times it might be best to keep still and wait for the performance of
what you have seen.However Joseph was
so excited that he loudly and purposely shared his dream with his older
Were his brothers happy
because he was having dreams?NOT on
your life.In fact they were jealous and
hateful and determined to get rid of this thorn in their flesh.
If you know the story, they
tricked Joseph and put him into a pit, but when a caravan of merchants came by
headed for Egypt,
they sold Joseph to the group.
In Egypt, Joseph
got a good job with a rich man, but his beautiful wife, tried to beguile
Joseph.When Joseph refused her charms,
she falsely accused him to her husband who promptly castJoseph into prison for several years. However during that time he
interpreted two dreams for the king’s servants.One dream did not turn out so good, but the other servant was restored
to the king’s palace.Joseph told the
servant to remember him to the King so he could be released.Time went by until the King had a DREAM, and
none of his wise men could tell him the meaning.The servant remembered Joseph and told the
King, I know a man who can tell you the meaning, and Joseph was called up out
Don’t you think it strange,
how Joseph was in the dark dungy prison and suddenly he was placed into the
glorious palace of the king??
That is what God does for us
when we receive Jesus into our heart.He
lifts us up out of the miry pit and places us into His wonderful kingdom.
41:Pharaoh’s disturbing dreams.
Then it came to pass, at the
end of two full years, that Pharaoh had a dream; and behold, he stood by the
river. Suddenly there came up out of the river seven cows, fine looking and
fat; and they fed in the meadow. Then behold, seven other cows came up after
them out of the river, ugly and gaunt, and stood by the other cows on the bank
of the river. And the ugly and gaunt cows ate up the seven fine looking and fat
cows. So Pharaoh awoke. He slept and dreamed a second time; and suddenly seven
heads of grain came up on one stalk, plump and good. Then behold, seven thin
heads, blighted by the east wind, sprang up after them. And the seven thin
heads devoured the seven plump and full heads. So Pharaoh awoke, and indeed, it
was a dream.
God anointed Joseph to give
the interpretation which pleased the King so much that he put Joseph in charge
to collect wheat and grain for the next 7 years preparing for the 7 lean years.
Do YOU have a dream?Can you imagine that the people in our city
also have dreams and desire what they really don’t know what it is they
need.Someone must tell them that the answer
to fulfilling any dream is to receive Jesus into their life.