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God Given Dreams

When God created the world and created man, He talked with Adam and gave him a task.  Adam had one thing to do.

Be fruitful.  Multiply.  Fill the earth.  Subdue it.

I realize I listed four things there, but that is just one thing from God.  It’s one command.

It’s also something much more.

This is the dream that God gave to Adam.  It was his purpose.  It was his call.  All the same thing.

Of course, it was interrupted by the Fall, so the fulfillment of it wasn’t carried out and Adam lost this dream when he ate the forbidden fruit.


God appeared to man not long after.  The world was wicked.  God gave this man a job to do.  Noah had one thing to do.

Build an ark to save himself and his family.  A few animals too.

For one hundred years, Noah worked on this task.  He built an ark.  A boat, something that no one had ever seen.

You can imagine the snickers and questions that Noah got.

The flood came and Noah entered the ark.

The dream that God gave Noah was accomplished.


God later appeared to another man.  He talked with Him and gave him a task.  Abram had one thing to do.

Go.  To a land.  A land I will show you.

This was the first dream that God gave the future Abraham.  Later, God changed his name from Abram to Abraham and gave him the dream of producing a son of promise.


God appeared to an 85-year-old shepherd in the desert.  Moses saw a burning bush and approached it.

God told Moses to go back to Egypt and lead his countrymen out to the Promised Land.

After some resistance, Moses did what he was asked.

He encountered a pharaoh who was not keen on letting millions of slaves go.  Not to mention that the millions of slaves were not keen on leaving what they knew for the unknown.

Moses persevered and led the Israelites into the wilderness on the way.

God gave Moses a dream to lead a nation back to their land.


David was just a shepherd boy who had fought lions and bears for his sheep.  God chose him to be the next king of Israel.

He fought and slew a giant.  He served the first king for years and survived his tantrums and tirades.

Finally, he became king and fought for Israel to have peace from all of its enemies that surrounded them.

God gave David the dream of being a king.


God spoke to a bible professor while on sabbatical writing a book.

He impressed on the professor that he would not merely be studied, but proclaimed.

He gave the professor a dream that  God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.

He developed an idea he called Christian Hedonism, where our joy is pursued through God.

God gave John Piper the dream of being a preacher.


God is speaking to you.  He has something that He wants only you to do.  He wants to give you a dream, a dream just for you. It doesn’t matter if it isn’t building an ark or anything like these other people

God had a dream tailored just for you.

What dream has He given you?

Categories: Christianity, Faith
  1. February 21, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    This is well laid out Larry. The dream God gave me is first to be a good help mate then be active in anyway to getting the gospel out. Just to be used where ever.

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