May 5, Today’s thought — Disturb Me

These iris, originally from the Farmer’s grandmother’s home place in Selma, now residing at Cozy Acres, started blooming in November and have just finished.
I have enjoyed them so much.

Good Morning

One addition thought from Thursday evening’s lesson surfaced as I was pondering this poem and the word ‘disturb.’

IF in a difficult life decision, especially one in which God is asking you to quit doing something, to give up something, to change something that is dear to your heart; and you find yourself saying:

I’m stilling praying about that,
I’m thinking that over,
I’m trying to decide what is right for me,
I just want to be fully convinced,
I’m trying to figure out what that looks like in my life,
I’m afraid of ____________.
What will people say if _______________.

By not making a decision, you have made a decision.

I know this is true, I’ve used these excuses before. The peace comes when I accept the situation, surrender my way to God, and commit the keeping or the outcome to HIS perfect plan for me.

2Timothy 1:12 . . . for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.

Disturb – interfere with the normal arrangement or functioning of.
trouble – perturb – bother – upset – annoy – agitate  ~   Webster’s

“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.”
[Sir Francis Drake]

Trust God for your day . . .Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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