Saturday, September 5, 2015

The Dash

There's a beginning.
There's an end.
And, there's the dash in between.
The dash in between is the life we live between being born, and dying.
The Dash.
It's full of our parents hopes and dreams, anticipations, cries, and maybe even disappointments. 
It's crammed with friends, possibly siblings, strangers, our own families.
 Or, maybe we are all alone.
The Dash; has stuff, lots of stuff. 
It's full of countless choices, thoughts, and decisions.
Maybe regret.
Hopefully rejoices.
Thousands of celebrations.
For some, it is short, way too short. For others, it is long.
It has a tendency to be riddled with fear as age creeps upon us, or maybe it is loneliness.
The dash is often accompanied by illness, anxiety, and stress.
So many hopes and dreams for this dash----
When I come to the end of my dash, all of these will be true for me.
Jesus holds them all, and so much more.
Dance in your dash.
And, when it comes to the end, even though there is sadness, I would like to think that my dearest friends have the courage left in their dash to dance for me!
Continue to Say That Again and Again!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Hope In God

O send out Your light and Your truth, let them lead me; let them bring me to Your holy hill and to Your dwelling places. Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy; and upon the lyre I shall praise You, O God, my God. 
Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him, the help of my countenance and my God.
Psalms 43:3-5

Hope in God. As I look around at the world today, and even at things within my own family, there are things to be disturbed about. I need and want to hope in God. I need Him to send out His light and truth. I absolutely need Him to lead me. 
He promises to bring joy.
He says He is my Help!
I will praise His name even when I do not understand, when the path appears dark, I will pray for light, and trust that He is leading.
Because He is God, and God is good through every situation.

And, so I will again Rise Up into the light of Jesus and dwell in His truth and walk according to His Word all the days of my life. I will not fear the lies of man, but I will know in my heart all that God has said and have His joy deep in my soul.
Say that Again, Shout it out, Rise Up, and Say that Again!