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Below is a beautiful poem and a powerful prayer. It speaks to me of guarding against complacency and self-satisfaction and reminds me to keep my eyes on God’s kingdom, not my own.
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.
—Prayer of Sir Francis Drake, 1577
“‘Come,’ he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.”
—Matthew 14:29
So thankful for a new day to “venture on wilder seas.” Going to need some help with that though, Lord, because I cannot do it my own strength; security is my middle name. But in faith may I rest, trust and believe I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13) according to His power at work within me. May any fear of getting into the boat with You pale in comparison to the sorrow I will experience if I stay alone on the safety of the shore. Amen!
#pray #fearnot

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