Day 08

Reading Guide

As slow as things may have seemed these past few months, life flies by quicker than you think. While being cooped up in your house, quarantine may have given you some more time to think about your future. Where do you see yourself in 6 months? A year? How about 10 years? Perhaps you have a career you want to pursue, a goal you want to accomplish, or a person you want to grow closer to. God wants you to live passionately and pursue your desires. He wants you to invite Him to chase your dreams alongside you.


Sometimes, it’s easy to live complacently and be hesitant when it comes to exploring what it's like to pursue your dreams. We don’t want to let others down, or get too far out of our comfort zone, or we even doubt our God given capabilities. When we doubt ourselves and doubt what God can do in our lives, we miss out of what He has in store for us. As we talk to God, we should be asking Him ANYTHING. He is the God of the Universe after all. When we pray bold prayers, we acknowledge that there is nothing that God can’t do.


As you pray BIG prayers, remember that God is infinitely capable, but also keep in mind that He knows what is best for you. When we surrender our lives to our Heavenly Father, it is HIS will that is to be done, not our own. When you surrender your dreams to the Lord, He may have something else in store for you. But that doesn’t mean that you stop praying boldly! Before Jesus was crucified, He was beyond dreading the pain that was to come. He even asked God to take away the suffering that He was about to endure. Through the bold prayers of pleading with the Lord, Jesus still trusted His Father. He surrendered His life, knowing that God’s will was good.


Share your desires with the Lord! Dream wildly! Don’t let your fears overpower what God can do with your gifts, talents, and skills. In this adventure of life, God may have bigger dreams for you and decide to take you a different route than expected (and that’s okay!).


Challenge:

Write down BIG dreams for where you want to be in the next 6 months, 1 year, 5 years, and 10 years. Ask God your ANYTHING! It can be extravagant or outrageous, but there’s nothing that our God can’t do! Might as well dream BIG and see where God takes you. Surrender to His plan and let Him dream alongside you!

Scripture

Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.


Matthew 19:26


He went on a little farther and fell to the ground. He prayed that, if it were possible, the awful hour awaiting him might pass him by. “Abba, Father,” he cried out, “everything is possible for you. Please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.


Mark 14:35-36


If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. 6But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind.


James 1:5-6

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