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By Perry Noble, Christian Post Guest Columnist
June 22, 2011|5:23 pm

On Monday morning I selected my red Mickey Mouse T-shirt to wear for the day…and doing so prompted some thoughts…

Walt Disney dreamed big…and never apologized for it. The story of his life is pretty inspiring…how he lost just about everything he had and yet bounced back because the power of a dream propelled him to do things that still sort of hold the world in awe.

We live in a world that encourages people to dream big…Apple dreams big, fortune 500 companies dream big, humanitarian organizations dream big…and they are applauded for it…

And yet, for some reason, the church is discouraged and denounced so often for having big dreams.

Walt Disney had a mouse…A MOUSE…

We (the church) have AN EMPTY TOMB, THE WORD OF GOD, THE HOLY SPIRIT & THE PROMISES OF JESUS TO BUILD HIS CHURCH!!!

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If Jesus REALLY is the ONLY way to heaven (John 14:6, Acts 4:12, I Timothy 2:5)…

And if HIS CHURCH has been given the commission to take this message to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8, II Corinthians 5:18-21)…

THEN we MUST REFUSE to settle for the way things are!!!

We MUST reach the nations…

We MUST desire to see people saved…

We MUST desire greater things…

We MUST ask God to absolutely set our hearts on fire!

God, PLEASE forgive us where we have let organizations that display a mouse and a piece of fruit out-dream, out-perform and outdo YOUR church!

Isaiah 49:6 ROCKED me as I read it this past Monday!!! God has GREATER PLANS for HIS CHURCH than what we are currently experiencing!

So…let’s BEG GOD for the nations (Psalm 2:8) and, in doing so understand that God’s plans are greater than ours (Isaiah 55:8-9!)

The world should NEVER outdream God’s church! EVER!

Perry Noble is the founding and senior pastor of NewSpring Church which has campuses in Anderson, Columbia, Florence, and Greenville, South Carolina. At ten years old, the church averages over 10,000 people across all campuses. You can find Perry online at perrynoble.com or on twitter @perrynoble.
 

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