Daily Devotion

February 12, 2024

God’s Dream

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but receive everlasting life.” John 3:16


God loves you so much that he wants to be with you forever. This is possible because of the death and resurrection of Jesus. The enemy thought he could stop this dream from coming true by having Jesus arrested and nailed to a cross, but ironically, calvary became the pathway for God’s dream to become a reality.


Jesus proved that you have to look beyond the situation you are currently in to get to your dream. Even one of his closest friends, Peter, tried to stop him from staying on the path of his dream of saving all of humanity. 


In Matthew 16, Jesus told his disciples that he would soon be tortured and killed by the chief priests and teachers of the law. Peter reprimanded Jesus and assured him that this would never happen. Jesus turned to him and said, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God but merely human concerns.” Jesus knew that if he endured the nightmare of being hung on a cross, you would have the opportunity to experience forgiveness and eternal life. 


Some people in your life may be offended by your dream, but never let that deter you from marching forward. Stay focused, and never allow distractions to prevent you from becoming the man or woman God calls you to be. Just like Jesus, keep your focus on where he is leading you. Always let his voice be loud, and trust him with your future.


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