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January 16, 2014


Acts 16:9

And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us.



The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.

– J.M. Power



That night Paul had a vision. He saw a man from Macedonia in northern Greece, pleading with him, “Come over here and help us.” At first you might not recognize it, but this was a pivotal moment, not only in church history, but also in the history of the world! This vision from God was the primary catalyst for the timely transporting of the Good News about Jesus from one continent to all the people groups of the earth!

This vision helped Paul and his missionary friends focus God’s direction for their lives. We all need dreams with that kind of focus.

God gives different people differently-focused dreams about “how it should be done.” Is one approach “right” and the other “wrong”? Not necessarily. They’re just different approaches that stem from different dreams.

Warren Wiersbe said, “One of the dangers of Christian ministry is imitation. If my study of Christian biography has taught me anything, it’s that God uses different kinds of people in many different ways to get his work done.”  Various worship styles, different types of church government, and a myriad of methodologies for reaching people for Christ have all proven successful. In fact, God intentionally gives people different dreams so they can reach different types of people!

Interestingly, you will find that the more focused your dream is, the more it will exclude some people. They can’t see what you see because God hasn’t given them


Memory Verse: Ecclesiastes 5:7


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