Weeping as We Walk

God’s Dream for You – Part 1

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Claude Houde joins the Gary Wilkerson Podcast to take a close look at what we can learn from the life of Joseph. He explains that one of the most challenging and rewarding things you can do is to let go of your own dream for your life and hold on to the dream God has for you.

Key Points from the Podcast

  • There will be seasons when we are sowing in tears, but we must keep walking forward in faith.

  • During the COVID pandemic, when many churches had to close their doors, we had the choice to see it as a hindrance or an opportunity to advance the gospel in new ways.

  • God uses trials in our life to perfect his work in us—refining, pruning, and maturing us. Don’t waste seasons of suffering.

  • Joseph had a dream, but he didn’t chase his dream. He followed God and trusted him to bring the dream to fruition.

  • Jesus dreamt that he wouldn’t have to drink the cup of God’s wrath, but he knew that God’s plan was greater. We too must entrust our dreams into God’s hands.

  • Joseph was given a dream from God but the path to its fulfillment was nothing like he or we would expect. Don’t be surprised if the path to your dream is also not as expected.

  • God’s delays are not denials but his means of developing us and deepening our devotion to him.

  • Don’t let the foolishness of the hyper-prosperity movement keep your from believing God for great things.

  • There is a danger for those who have walked with the Lord for a long time to lose sight of God’s vision for their life and cast-off restraint. We’ve seen this recently as men and ministries with decades of fruitfulness end in moral failure, leaving a trail of woundedness in their wake.

Bible Verses Referenced in the Podcast

Genesis 37, 39–45; Psalm 126; Galatians 3:4; Proverbs 29:18; Jeremiah 29:11–13

Additional Resources

About Claude Houde

Claude Houde is the senior pastor of the Nouvelle Vie Church in Quebec, Canada. As an international speaker, he has brought his message of hope to more than 35 countries. He is a teacher in leadership and communication and author of four books. Married to Chantal for 30 years, the family lives on the South Shore of Montreal.

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About Gary Wilkerson

Gary Wilkerson is the President of World Challenge, an international mission organization that was founded by his father, David Wilkerson. He is also the Founding Pastor of The Springs Church, which he launched in 2009 with a handful of people. He has traveled nationally and internationally at conferences and conducted mission ventures such as church planting, starting orphanages, clinics, feeding programs among the poorest of the poor and the most unreached people of the earth. Gary and his wife Kelly have four children and live in Colorado Springs, CO.

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