We have heard the expression , “as deep as the ocean”- all of our lives. As a child, I would ask “how deep is the ocean?” The usual response was, very deep. It has been said that man has not conclusively established the deepest, deeps of the ocean, though progress is made daily. Yet the bible says in Job ,” when lightening falls from heaven, it may be seen at the bottom of the ocean”, so God knows the depth. To man, the answer remains unknown. There are many things unknown to us that we believe, with or without proof, of course it depends on how skeptical you may be. We have perceived many things as we travel life’s journey , we have surmised many things that may solidify those things- that we do believe; or shake things up a bit. The most important focus to me is not just to believe, but also to- believe well. The definition of what that would be may vary for each of us, but I believe in a living God who knows all, including the depth of the ocean.
If the mountains could speak to one another , what do you think that they would say? Would one argue to the other about how much more majestic, one is, than the other? Each mountain is majestic in it’s own character. To the eagle, he would say I am going home-to my nest in the mountain. He would not compare his mountain to a valley cliff, he would go to his home and take care of it, with ownership. It seems sometimes people take ownership of way too many things, that seem to make little difference in the journey that they are on. Your home is as majestic as you make it to be, how much you love, care for it, give thanks for it and how comfortable the place that you have -makes you feel. My home makes me want to sing everyday. I look at something everyday that tells me , “Now doesn’t that just make me want to sing?” This season when things can become more valuable than life at times, remember the reason for the season, and oh, how Majestic is His name!” Merry Christmas to all !!!!Love each other daily and be thankful for all that you have.
I have been told some people never dream, you know while sleeping. Of course, perhaps they do dream when they are awake….daydream that is, but there are many of us who dream every night and also during the day. Some dreams are very important messages to us , though we may not be looking for a message- some dreams do seem to come to tell us something. Other dreams are as a result of something that we had filtered in to us that day be it food, condiment, movie, or an experience. Some people are like visionaries they are able to experience dreamlike visions while they are awake. These , I believe- are also messages to us.
Some people hold before them a strongly desired goal or purpose for their lives and this may be called a dream. As with the famous quote by Dr. Martin Luther King, ” I still have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live up to this promise that all men are created equal”….. I believe that his passion for seeing freedom ring from every mountainside, every hill changed history back in 1963. I believe its important to fan a flame on all your dreams, “to write the vision and make it plain on tablets….”(Habakkuk 2:2) without a vision we become stagnant. The rest of that says so that the herald or runner can carry the correct message to others. Other translations say “that the one who reads- it may run with it. Those who lose their dreams , seem to stop running with the plan. It is important to always move forward, so refresh your dreams and look forward to tomorrow, there are many things that we need to do.
I had mentioned in an earlier post how much I enjoy autumn, it most definitely- is my favorite season of the year-(in upstate NY)! During a good year, you get some of the same benefits of summer only with a hint of harvest time in the air wherever you go! The garden’s begin to glow of brittle bronze.
I watched many of the harvesters of the local farms around me busy loading hundreds of hearty red apples into their buckets today, busy laborers getting the work done. The harvest is ready -its important to get to work and bring in the fruit before it falls off the trees and rots. It’s a little like chocolate cake, if you wait too long to eat it- it dries up, falls apart and molds. The Harvest is ready-but the laborers are few!
Sailing puts the wind to work, acting on the sails to propel the boat along. A good navigator will avoid sailing too close to the cliffs to maintain the safety of their ship, boat etc. Those cliffs are clearly potential obstacles in the way. When the boat is sailing smoothly, the wind beneath the sails, and no obstacles- it is unknown how far you may be able to go. I like to think that we are navigators of our own lives, only in my life with out the wind of the Holy Spirit guiding me away from cliffs, through obstacles I believe that I may crash my vessel and , of course not get very far. The wind of the Holy Spirit directs us , keeps us safe and propels us to the things that we are meant to be and do.