Damon Curtis from Houston, Texas speaking at the International Youth and Family Conference

The Lagos church held their first ever International Youth & Family Conference in West Africa. Youth & Family ministers, leaders, and volunteers from all over Africa attended this conference. The conference was entitled, “Building Strong Families.”

The Georges from Lagos, Directors of the Conference

Along with classes for the parents, there were also classes for singles, campus, and teens. I had the opportunity to teach the campus students. I shared with them the importance of dreaming big dreams based on Acts 2:16-18,

“No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:

‘In the last days, God says,

I will pour out my Spirit on all people.

Your sons and daughters will prophesy,

your young men will see visions,

your old men will dream dreams.

Even on my servants, both men and women,

I will pour out my Spirit in those days,

and they will prophesy.’”

Peter and Joel both confirm that God wants us to be dreamers. He wants his daughters and sons to prophecy/preach. He gives us his Spirit to help us dream.

Are you a dreamer? How big are your dreams?

Are your dreams as big as they have ever been?

God will take our dreams and build on them and expand them. He can “do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine.” Paul writes a word of praise to God in Ephesians 3:20-21, “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”

So let’s give God our dreams. And, let’s ask God to magnify our dreams for his glory. Whether you are married, single, or a student in campus or high school—Dream Big Dreams.

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