When Dreams Become Nightmares
Proverbs 29:18; Matthew 5:3-12; Matthew 16:26
18Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction.
3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. 6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. 7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. 8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. 10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
26What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?
Keys to understanding vision/revelation in regards to money (and a lot of other stuff):
Having a “David eye”
Dreams - “The American Dream”
Do you have a life vision? Or a family vision?
Do you have a plan for your marriage - your children - your life - your retirement - how about your finances - some goals
What do you want for your life and the life of your family as a Disciple of Jesus Christ?
Next Sunday: “Cultivating Contentment”
Ecclesiastes 2:10-11; Luke 12:13-23, 47-48
Put your hands in your lap - extending your palm upright - and pray with me:
Change my heart, O God. Clean me out inside. Make me new. Heal my desires. Help me to hold my possessions loosely. Help me to love You. Teach me simplicity. Teach me generosity and help me have joy. I offer my life to You. In Jesus' name. Amen
My goal for my family is:
My goal in being a disciple of Jesus is:
My goals to honor God:
Randy Reese is Directing Pastor of Calvary UMC