Wednesday, June 10, 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, in the very warm air, the full moon I saw yesterday is already waning, and was misty high in the southeast. But, as usual, the birds were already up and singing. No sleepy heads there!

I saw Mama osprey feeding her babe high on a light pole in the Publix parking lot. Already the trash from the nest is scattered all over the area below the nest, but no one seems to mind. Most people do not look up to see the birds, anyway. Busy people going about their own lives! I did not get out until evening after Brian came to stay with his Dad, because it is too hot for me to take Louis out yet, and his back is still very sore. Bur, thank God, no broken bones from his fall! 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,
-Catherine Marshall

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

Love and hugs,