Wednesday, September 17, 2008

How does this inspire you?

Disturb us, Lord, when
We are too well pleased with ourselves,
When our dreams have come true
Because we have 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 wider 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 into the future
In strength, courage, hope, and love.
-- Attributed to Sir Frances Drake, 1577


Writeaway said...

This is an excellent challenge. We get so complacent - and caught up in our daily lives instead of focusing on the big picture... His plan for us and eternity.

Valarie said...

It is my prayer that I will always be challenged by God and that I will never feel too settled in this world. Sometimes it is so easy to forget that this earth is not our home. Thank you for posting this.