Saturday, July 28, 2007
There is still lots of busyness in my mind and very little quiet. Last night I picked up a little book, God's Promises for You by Max Lucado. The book opened up to the page about "Daring to Dream". This is what I read:
Don't be afraid, because I am your God.
I will make you strong and will help you;
I will support you with my right hand that saves you . . .
I am the LORD your God, who holds your right hand,
and I tell you, "Don't be afraid. I will help you."
Here's part of what ML had to say on the matter:
"God always rejoices when we dare to dream. In fact, we are much like God when we dream. The Master exults in newness. He delights in stretching the old. He wrote the book on making the impossible possible. Examples? Check the Book. Eighty year old shepherds don't usually play chicken with Pharoahs . . . but don't tell that to Moses. Teenage shepherds don't normally have showdowns with giants . . . but don't tell that to David. Night shift shepherds don't usually get to hear angels sing and see God in a stable . . . but don't tell that to the Bethlehem bunch. And for sure don't tell that to God."
Hmmmmm. Sure makes a person ponder. I woke up today still pondering. Then, I let the book open again to the page about "Worry". Here is what I read:
Do not worry about anything, but pray and ask God for everything you need, always giving thanks. Philippians 4:6
Continue praying, keeping alert, and always thanking God. Colossians 4:2
I am starting to feel stronger and more confident about our choice, and dare I say . . . a little excited.