DAY 15: Dreaming . . . and More

“Then (Joseph) had another dream, and told it to his brothers: ‘Listen,’ he said, ‘I had another dream and this time the sun and moon and eleven stars were bowing down to me.’”(Genesis 37:9 )

Is it any wonder Joseph’s brothers despised him? 

He was their father’s favorite; he was spoiled; and he was more than happy to report his dreams in which they were subordinate to him.

And everything Joseph dreamed would happen, did. Just not in the way he imagined.

It was quite a journey for Joseph – from his father’s fields, to the bottom of an abandoned well, to being traded for a slave, to band of gypsies to Potiphar’s house, to prison, to second in command in all of Egypt. What a journey!

And along the way, God was preparing Joseph for more than he had ever imagined. 

Beaten, sold, falsely accused, imprisoned and forgotten. Joseph was finally the man God could use.

And when the brothers bowed before Joseph, just as Joseph had dreamed, he was able to say, “You meant it for evil. God meant it for good.”

Not only had Joseph become a ruler – he was immeasurably more the man than he could have imagined being.  He was filled with grace; grace that would lead him to forgive those who treated him so shamelessly. 

God works in us, and then he works through us, and brings about immeasurably more than we could ever have done ourselves.

What might God want to bring about through this capital campaign for your church that is more, immeasurably more, than anything you have yet dreamed?