Friday, May 22, 2009

Give me a Dream

Good morning, Dear friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! When I stepped outside this morning, the clouds once more were covering the sky and everything was still wet and dripping from the strong thunderstorms we had yesterday afternoon and evening.

When we left the doctor's office mid afternoon, it had already started raining, so I put off going to the Publix, and got home just as the rain was coming down pretty hard. I really don't care to be driving in the rain!

Well, today we start with the Home Care nurse for three hours and see how that goes. I am planning to leave to have the battery in the van checked out and also to recharge my own batteries. :o) Also, a wheelchair is being delivered for Louis, so, hopefully, I can take him with me when I walk in the park! God is good!

Give me a Dream

Once I had such big dreams, so much anticipation of the future.
Now no shimmering horizon beckons me; my days are lack lustre.
I see so little of lasting value in the daily round.
Where is your plan for my life?

You have told us that without vision, we men perish. So. Father
in Heaven, knowing that I can ask in confidence for what is Your expressed will to give me, I ask You to deposit in my mind and heart that particular dream, the special vision You have for my life.

And along with the dream, will You give me whatever graces,
Patience and stamina it takes to see the dream through to fruition?

I sense this may involve adventures I have not bargained for,

But I want to trust you enough to follow even if You lead along new paths.

I admit to liking some of my ruts.

But I know that habit patterns that seem like cozy nests from the inside, from your vantage point may be prison cells.

Lord, if, you have to break down any prisons of mine before I can see the stars and catch the vision, then, Lord, begin the process now.

In joyous expectation,
Amen _- Catherine Marshall

I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!

Love and hugs,