“The seed will grow well, the vine will yield its fruit, the ground will produce its crops, and the heavens will drop their dew. I will give all these things as an inheritance to the remnant of this people.”

– Zechariah 8:12

I know it’s January, but I want to talk about pumpkins. A 2,560-pound pumpkin holds the record for being the largest pumpkin in the world. Do you know how you can grow a pumpkin like that? You must first get a prize-winning seed! For one seed, it would cost at least eight hundred dollars. At this price, it is very important that you get a good seed, and you need to have a dream for the success of this seed before you can begin to plant it. God created some awesome seeds! Planting this expensive seed in the ground might seem like a simple thing, but there is an entire world of strategies for growing these giant pumpkins. This is something I learned from Mike Michalowicz. He’s a great entrepreneur and business author with a book entitled “The Pumpkin Plan.” I find it amazing that the pumpkins grow along the vine, and you clip off the small pumpkins as they grow. And yes, these pumpkins could make good pies, but they must be cut off. The pumpkins are cut off until you have only one left, and that one pumpkin starts to erupt like a balloon.

Friend, think about your life in this way: The more pumpkins you have on the vine, the smaller your pumpkin will be. Others say they’d rather have twenty-five baby pumpkins. A big dream, however, means clipping some pumpkins. Using God’s guidance, you can clip those time-wasting activities. There is no resource more valuable than time. Your life will be blessed as you continue to focus on your big dream!


Father, assist me in eliminating time-wasting activities. I would appreciate your help in moving my dream forward.


What is your biggest dream? How well are you using your time to accomplish it?

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9 Responses

  1. I have a dream for a community center on 20 acres down the street at an abandoned building thats sat for 14 years…Dont know where to start…3 million for the property and if its Gods will He will fit the bill…but He gave me this vision 10 years ago…

  2. Hello there and good morning friend, brother and son of the most importantly high GOD indeed. I so greatly appreciate your wonderful blessed simplicity within your share of the pumpkin and nothing short of the absolute truth My goodness gracious Yes… I certainly have to admit that you are such a wonderful blessed inspiration to me as was your grandfather. I truly appreciate everything that you and your family so humbly, boldly an unashamedly so so steadfast in spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Thank you for your service and encouragement! Love, Love and never stop loving***+***. Praise Praise Praise The Lord…

  3. My biggest dream is to lose weight and get healthy.In order to accomplish that,I would need to eliminate time-wasting activities such as sitting idly on the couch, looking at my I- pad and also working my puzzle books.Starting this Monday morning ,I will step on the scale,
    weigh myself, and get on that stationery bike,I will pedal off the pounds for an hour or two while listening to my favorite music on the Cd player, or the radio.Keeping track of the time, and drinking a bottle of water with Crystal Light in it.I really need to buckle down and start right away.May God shower down abundant blessings on Pastor Bobby Schuller and his beautiful family.To all at Shepherd’s Grove at Irvine Presbyterian Church messages of friendship, goodwill, love and peace.To the musicians and choir along with their directors, messages of appreciation and thank yous for the glorious and uplifting music and singing.As always I remain a faithful and loyal viewer
    and a Happy and Wholesome student in Jesus Christ.May God bless the United States of America

    1. Try Fit Gods way it’s a book by Kim Dolan Leto it is fantastic. I am also on a weight loss journey. I have lost weight doing it Gods way.

    2. Hi Donna,
      My name is Cara. I read your post on the website and I just wanted to tell you I hope and pray for your success. I too need to lose weight and I too am suffering. From getting strong motivation daily to do what I need to do so I do hope and pray for you in 2024. I pray that you realize nothing but a healthy happy life.

    3. I love that dream. I sit too much too. I recently bought an Aerotrainer through GOLO. I found a video for a whole body workout on youtube. It really does work the whole body because I was sore everywhere after that. I’ve only done in twice, but I plan on continuing! It only take 10 mins. a day.
      I second your prayer!!! Thank you! 🙂

  4. Wow! Thank you, Pastor Bobby! Your guidance is precious and on point. I also relate to other comments and prayers here as I struggle with similar issues leading to depression but you all inspire me to get up and take that first step with God beside me. Blessings to all in the Name of Jesus!

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