Our Daily Manna
6 February 2020
TOPIC: WORKING THE DREAM – 1
BASIC SCRIPTURE: GENESIS 47:13-26
The earth in which we live today was a dream in God’s heart. But God did not stop at the stage of dreaming, He worked out His dream. This devotional book in your hands was a dream that was like a baby downloaded into my spirit by the Holy Ghost many years ago, but it is now a reality because I worked it out. Everything you see today, be it scientific inventions, technological inventions and innovations, data tech, manufacturing, medical discoveries etc, were all dreams which became a reality because a certain force of action was applied to it. Walt Disney wrote: All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” Yes, no dream becomes a reality without commensurate effort, resources and time put into it.
Any dream, any venture, any goal, any vision and any calling you don’t dedicate your life and time to will eventually die. It is better not to dream or have a dream than to have an aborted, impotent and dead dream! And what the Holy Ghost is saying to a user of today’s devotional is that whether it is a God- given dream or your personal dream, in this Divine Elevation Year, you must discipline yourself to work it out because your elevation is tied to it. It was Colin well who said: “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic: it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” God is not a waster of divine resources and does not permit any of His children to waste divine resources. Salvation is a free gift but it is given out, and if you don’t work it out, you will shamefully lose it ( Philippians 2:12 ). This New Year 2020 is God’s gift to you which you must harness to the best of your ability. What is your 2020 dream? You must make it plain and start working it out. You once dreamt of getting married and having your own family; now you are married, but you must work out your marriage if it must stand the test of time. You had a dream of a better job and now the job is in your hands, but you’ve got to put in your best to stay on the job.
Oh! Your dream business and career is now on course, thank God! But you have serious work to do in maintaining the status quo, else, bankruptcy is inevitable. Phillip Sweet penned: “Stay true to yourself, yet always be open to learn. Work hard, and never give up on your dreams, even when nobody else believes they can come true but you. These are not cliches but real tools you need no matter what you do in life to stay focused on your path.” One of the outstanding qualities of Joseph was that he believed the dream he saw. And despite all ODDS, he was positive and focused on his dream. Genesis 42:9 reveals: “And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed…” Oh! HE HELD TIGHT TO THE DREAM! He refused the words: GIVING UP; QUITTING! Rhode words were his arch enemies! Oh! If you FOCUS on your FOCUS, the world will make you THEIR FOCUS! Keep seeing where you are going! WORK OUT THE
DREAM! Your prayers will not be in vain this year because YOU WILL ELEVATION HOUR!
1. In your own words, pray about today’s word as you are led now
2. Bind the spirit of fear of failure now. Receive GRACE TO FOCUS ON
YOUR FOCUS! Our Daily Manna 6 February 2020 – WORKING THE DREAM – 1
3. Satan, you are a liar: my dream(s) must come true this year in Jesus name. (Pray it seriously).