It is Wednesday, January 31, 2018!
How exciting it that? I can’t believe this day has come so quickly. I can’t believe how quickly today is passing. You might be wondering what is so important about today. Well let me tell you…
Today is important because… it is TODAY! I know you were probably thinking it was someone’s birthday or special occasion, but let’s be honest…how many days have we let pass by not realizing how important each day really is? How many days have we wished away not realizing that each day is an opportunity as we become intentional with how we live?
Here I am, curled up on the couch with my 2018 Cultivate Powersheets that just arrived today, and starting to dream! As I begin to answer questions and really understand and learn more about the passions and dreams God has placed in me, the new passions and skills I’ve only begun to discover, I can’t help but laugh. I laugh because I’ve been stirred, inspired, and disturbed to start moving forward in new paths…
When ever I find myself being filled with an excitement of the unknown… I always remember one of my favorite poems by Sir Francis Drake…
Disturb us, Lord, when
We are too pleased with ourselves,
When our dreams have come true
Because we dreamed too little,
When we arrived safely
Because we sailed too close to the shore.
Disturb us, Lord, when
With the abundance of things we possess
We have lost our thirst
For the waters of life;
Having fallen in love with life,
We have ceased to dream of eternity
And in our efforts to build a new earth,
We have allowed our vision
Of the new Heaven to dim.
Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,
To venture on wilder seas
Where storms will show Your mastery;
Where losing sight of land,
We shall find the stars.
We ask you to push back
The horizons of our hopes;
And to push back the future
In strength, courage, hope, and love.
This we ask in the name of our Captain,
Who is Jesus Christ.
I’m 38 and beginning to dream again. I don’t know really where this will lead, but I know that I will move forward. I know that I will not take my days for granted. I pray that as I embark on something new, try and fail, learn and grow, my children will know that their mom, no matter how old, never stopped dreaming, followed God and the passions He has given me, and used my life daily to share and serve others in some way!
I’m disturbed! And it’s exciting…