Friday, July 15, 2011
Believe in your dreams!
Let's look at today's text from Genesis 28:10-19
28:10 Jacob left Beer-sheba and went toward Haran.
28:11 He came to a certain place and stayed there for the night, because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones of the place, he put it under his head and lay down in that place.
28:12 And he dreamed that there was a ladder set up on the earth, the top of it reaching to heaven; and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.
28:13 And the LORD stood beside him and said, "I am the LORD, the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie I will give to you and to your offspring;
28:14 and your offspring shall be like the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and all the families of the earth shall be blessed in you and in your offspring.
28:15 Know that I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you."
28:16 Then Jacob woke from his sleep and said, "Surely the LORD is in this place--and I did not know it!"
28:17 And he was afraid, and said, "How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven."
28:18 So Jacob rose early in the morning, and he took the stone that he had put under his head and set it up for a pillar and poured oil on the top of it.
28:19a He called that place Bethel; but the name of the city was Luz at the first.
WOW- I know right, all you can say is wow. Here is Jacob who has a dream and believes that his dream is sent from God so much he takes the brick he used for a pillow makes God an altar, worships it and then changes the name of the city to BETHEL all on faith. The name of the place until that time was LUZ. Wow I know right! How many of us have faith in our dreams like that of Jacob. He had the faith to act even when to others it would appear that he was crazy. Message- Believing in your dreams means having crazy faith!. Remember Jacobs ladder was just a dream.
How insane are you?