Do Not Give Up or Edit Your Dreams #February2016

DAY 1: Do Not Edit Your Dreams
Every leader needs and lives for a dream.
A dream that goes beyond the present
A dream that captures the endless possibilities of tomorrow.

Within every dreamer lies the “opportunity” or temptation to quit.
Most do not…but many succumb to the pressure of the present and edit their dreams.
It’s probably too large or complex, they rationalize.
Others simply insist that their interpretation is wrong or faulty as they wither under intense pressures.

I will admit, it’s fairly common to “attempt to shrink” one’s dreams to fit the current narrative.

But you must resist…and fight for the dream.

  • Abraham did
  • Joseph did
  • Esther did
  • Daniel did
  • Nehemiah did
  • Paul did

Meditation: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” – 2 Timothy 4:7 NIV

 

 

National Day of Prayer 

Heavenly Father,

We come to You in the Name that is above every name—Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Our hearts cry out to You.

Knowing that You are a prayer-answering, faithful God—the One we trust in times like these—we ask that You renew our spirits, revive our churches, and heal our land.

We repent of our sins and ask for Your grace and power to save us. Hear our cry, oh God, and pour out Your Spirit upon us that we may walk in obedience to Your Word.

We are desperate for Your tender mercies. We are broken and humbled before You.

Forgive us, and in the power of Your great love, lift us up to live in Your righteousness.

We pray for our beloved nation. May we repent and return toYou and be a light to the nations. And we pray for our leaders and ask that You give them wisdom and faith to follow You.

Preserve and protect us, for You are our refuge and only hope.

Deliver us from all fears except to fear You, and may we courageously stand in the Truth that sets us free.

We pray with expectant faith and grateful hearts.

In Jesus’ name, our Savior, Amen.

– 2015 National Prayer by Dr. Jack Graham