Posted: March 1, 2012 in God, God-Sized Dreams, Worship
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dramatic dreamI was doing my morning devotions today with YouVersion and came across something I wanted to share with you. Mark 9: 23-24 just jumped out and led me to think about our dreams:

“What do you mean, ‘If I can’?” Jesus asked. “Anything is possible if a person believes.” The father instantly cried out, “I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!”

Jesus’ words, “Anything is possible if you believe” are a big challenge in our culture, where seeing is believing. We are called to pursue God-sized dreams that put us on a path in the wilderness, where we are to keep planting seeds without seeing anything grow for ages while battling giants like lack of resources, ridicule of others, desperation and giving up. We are also called to show our faith and ask for God to help us with our unbelief, and just like Jesus healed the man’s son, He is waiting for our hearts to become ready to enter into the promised land He has for us. Have a God-sized dream? Never give up and don’t stop pursuing it! Remember His promises!

  1. Preach it Petri! What a great reminder

  2. krista says:

    totally agree. dream BIG! it is such a vulnerable place to go with our heart, but when our heart is in His, there is no better place for it to be 🙂

  3. “I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!”

    We serve a God who is more than willing to ‘solidify’ our unbelief when we ask. This also reminds me of Peter (Matt. 14), climbing down and out of the boat into the storm-tossed sea. When he offered Jesus his unbelief, his feet found a ‘solidness’ in an otherwise impossible endeavor and he was able to approach the Lord, but when fear entered, he took back possession of his unbelief and abruptly began sinking.

    Thank you for a great post! It made me think,
    Our Lord’s peace and blessing be upon you and yours.

    • Petri Nauha says:

      Great response! I love the similarities between the father and Peter and your analogy of “finding solidness” on the water after offering Jesus our unbelief, thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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