A 21 Day Spiritual Journey: Day 12

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” ― C.S. Lewis

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”
― C.S. Lewis

The TV has been flipping today between the inauguration of President Obama and episodes of “Doomsday Preppers”. The audacity of hope VS. the end of the world. As I made lunch with my daughter Amanda and then brought wood up for the week of frigid temperatures we are about to have, I found my mind ruminating over where I fall on the hope/ despair continuum.

I know the biblical prophecies of the end are coming to pass but I have not given up my dreams. God gave me these dreams and so I am going to pursue them and see them through to completion whatever may come. In fact in light, of the coming fulfillment of prophecy I am hastening to establish those dreams in God’s power. You see I believe that God gave the dreams to be fulfilled at exactly this time and any future events in the world are not hindrances to my dreams they are only contexts in which they are to be fulfilled. My dreams and all future events in my life and the world will work together for good!

I am hopeful!

Today’s quotes:

“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 
―    Shel Silverstein

“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” 
―    Paulo Coelho,    The Alchemist

“The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.” 
―    Barbara Kingsolver,    Animal Dreams

“The world is indeed full of peril and in it there are many dark places.
But still there is much that is fair.  And though in all lands, love is now
mingled with grief, it still grows, perhaps, the greater.” 
―    J.R.R. Tolkien,    The Lord of the Rings

As a believer do you ever find yourself giving up on dreams because of your belief that we are nearing the coming of the Lord?

 

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8 thoughts on “A 21 Day Spiritual Journey: Day 12

  1. I think sometimes as we get older and life has thrown us off course, we can begin to have the thoughts ” oh it’s too late now to follow that dream!” But nothing is impossible with God 🙂

    • That is absolutely true. The quote I have been using as an opening to some of these “Journey” blogs is a constant reminder to this Pastor Wrinkles that God ain’t through with me yet! Not by a long shot. New plans are just around the corner.

  2. I think if the Lord gives us a dream, He’ll also give us time to realize it–His coming, whenever it is, doesn’t impact the matter. That’s my 2 cents–now about the photo we were discussing: it’s up, along with my post, so I’m guessing you can just “right click” and copy or save to your computer/file. Crossing my fingers–‘course, it’s entirely possible you won’t think it’s that great! Anyhow, it related to an earlier post of yours… God bless you and the fam–love, sis Caddo

    • Hey Sis! I loved the photo and the blog that went along with it. Great teaching. I also like this comment it echoes some advice I gave my daughter as she trained for ministry. She was a bit discouraged by all the talk about Jesus soon return.
      “What am I training for then if Jesus is going to come anyday?” She would ask.
      I would always tell her “Here or there God is going to use what you learn for building His kingdom.”
      You see I don;t believe our dreams come to an end at the rapture. I believe that for our seven years in Heaven and the thousand years after that and then on into eternity we will just keep working on what he has placed in our hearts…different place…same dream!

  3. As a believer my dreams are only getting bigger because I know my God can do the impossible. The closer we get to His coming the more I am recognizing how He is working in my life. My hope is in the Lord!

  4. >> “As a believer do you ever find yourself giving up on dreams because of your belief that we are nearing the coming of the Lord?”

    I certainly believe the Lord’s coming is very soon, but we are called to “Occupy til I come” so my dreams are still active and in His keeping.

    • This is the right attitude Angela. I am convinced that we should keep working on our dreams. I also believe they won’t be wiped away by the coming of the Lord. In that place we may still pursue many of those God-dreams!

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