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Arise and Shine 2.0

Sunday, 1st January 2023

Rev Daniel Xi An Poon

God is really talking to us, this year will be a different year for all of us. It’s an important moment for us, at the beginning of the year, God tells us to arise and shine. What stops us to arise and shine? Arise and shine starts from our dreams, which are not just for young people but for everyone.

Ephesians 3:20 tells us, “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.” When we are willing to ask and when we truely believe, then nothing will be impossible to do! The world tells us that our dreams will never come true, but today God wants us to dream big! The world tries to put us down and kill our dreams, but Jesus has already overcome the world!

1. Children of God should have Dreams

David was small but when he faced Goliath, he proclaimed God’s presence with him. He believed, he sought, he asked, and it happened. We all have dreams, because we are all created by God, who has the biggest dreams for us.

2. Our Mind limits our Dreams

We put the dreams away when troubles and hardships come in our lives. We gradually believe in the facts, in what we see, instead of what we believe. God wants us to open our mind, overcome all limitations and be bold to dream big.