Say Something!

Genesis 37:5-11, Common English Bible

God uses dreams and visions to speak to us.  God plants dreams in us so that heaven can come and speak to earth.

We are the depositories for God’s plans and purposes.
Joseph represents a place for God’s next move.  He’s too young and he defies the normal order.  God’s placement of the dream disrupts the order of the familiar.  God’s dream offers us an understanding of the intent of God’s future.  Dreams are tied to what God wants us to believe.  So why does God send us dreams?  Dreams …

Reveal hidden issues!
He said to them, “Listen to this dream I had.  When we were binding stalks of grain in the field, my stalk got up and stood upright, while your stalks gathered around it and bowed down to my stalk.”   Genesis 37:6-7

Take us to the unfamiliar!
Then Joseph had another dream and described it to his brothers: “I’ve just dreamed again, and this time the sun and the moon and eleven stars were bowing down to me.”  When he described it to his father and brothers, his father scolded him and said to him, “What kind of dreams have you dreamed?  Am I and your mother and your brothers supposed to come and bow down to the ground in front of you?”   Genesis 37:9-10

Cause tension and cause people to think!
His brothers were jealous of him, but his father took careful note of the matter.   Genesis 37:11

Hear the W.O.W., the Words of Wisdom,
“Dreams inspire!”

Where Are You?

Genesis 3:1-9, Common English Bible

Trying to hide from God is impossible, but we try to hide our thoughts and actions from God.  Since God knows it all, why is God asking this question of Adam?

The “Where are you?” question to Adam calls him to….

Be clear about God’s word!
The woman said to the snake, “We may eat the fruit of the garden’s trees”   Genesis 3:2

Be self-aware of human limitations!
The woman saw that the tree was beautiful with delicious food and that the tree would provide wisdom, so she took some of its fruit and ate it, and also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.   Genesis 3:6

Be confessional about your sin!
The Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?”   Genesis 3:9

WOW, the Words of Wisdom,
“Know that God knows everything about us!”