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Disturb Us, Lord

27 Nov

Disturb Us, Lord

Sir Francis Drake, 1577

(cited in Survive or Thrive: Relationships Every Pastor Needs, by Jimmy Dodd)

 

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 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.

 

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Lord, help me not to play it safe. Help me not to settle for the secure, guaranteed outcome. Expand my vision and stretch my horizons. Help me to step out in faith, trusting and depending on you for greater things. Disturb me, Lord.

 
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Posted by on November 27, 2017 in Personal growth, Quotes

 

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