It is doubtful that Joseph’s dream had been completely forgotten or buried under the ashes of unfulfilled years. He had a dream from God and it kept him alive and kept him going in the pit, in prison and in pressed service in a foreign land. The vision did not die but actually came to greater dimension than he had originally imagined!
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The only place your gift (or hope or dream God has put in you) will do no good is under the ashes of hurts, self indulgence and neglected vows. If there is anyone not wanting that gift stirred, it is not God. God enables (1Tim.1:12) and motivates (Rom.15:13;Heb.12:2-3). No pleasure nor morbid sense of humor can make Him call someone, give gifts to them and then turn around and pummel their dreams into powder.
You, O Mighty God, are not subject to political schemes, monetary declines or medical limitations. You are above all those limited strictures. Holy Father, by your awesome Spirit, speak into our lives where we have forgotten your desires and purposes and have concluded, like Abraham in Gen.15:3, that we will not have an heir, and certain things will be and other things will not be. Holy Spirit, come and breathe upon the Word of God in our hearts that we may call upon Him so that He may show us great and mighty things. Come and witness to us today what shall be and what you shall grant by your power from your throne. We must know what we do not now know that the glory may be to Your Name. “Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, fenced in and hidden, which you do not know (do not distinguish and recognize, have knowledge of and understand).” (Jer.33:3, Amp)
Ashes aren’t pretty and they don’t smell good but sometimes you must stir around for awhile in the ash pile before you find an ember. When you do, blow it into flame and feed it. If God has put a gift in you or a vision or dream in your heart, it is still there though it may only be an ember covered up by the ashes of a spent fire. Feelings of unworthiness may prompt you to say, “Oh, but there may not even be an ember left because the original fire was built so long ago.” Let Paul’s urgency reach you. Patiently and persistently stir and feed the fire to flame! Stir it with sturdy sticks of Scripture and knowledge that “God’s gifts and His call are irrevocable (Rom.11:29).” Fan it with dreams that God put in your heart no matter how long ago. Feed it with latent hopes that you have laid aside as just so much scrap. Feed it with faith and desire and the knowledge that what our Lord has promised, He is able to perform.
In the remainder of this year God will enhance our abilities, talents and skills for the Kingdom, for income, for ministry—to be more effective. Ex 36:2 “Moses summoned Bezalel and Oholiab along with all whom GOD had gifted with the ability to work skillfully with their hands. The MEN WERE EAGER to get started and ENGAGE IN THE WORK.” The success of these men was not the simple fact that God had given them skills but that they were available and willing to apply them.
As the people of God assemble today may each member of the body of Christ be certain to be in their place with a preparedness, a willingness and a desire to be and/or release the part that the Master has allotted to each one of us; so that we may grow and function more maturely as a unit than we ever have and effect a synergistic release into the despair of this present world system. “For because of Him the whole body (the church, in all its various parts), closely joined and firmly knit together by the joints and ligaments with which it is supplied, when each part [with power adapted to its need] is working properly [in all its functions], grows to full maturity, building itself up in love.” (Eph.4:16, Amp)