Monday, December 31, 2007

Let's Get This Party Started!

"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again; Rejoice!" Philippians 4:4 (NIV)

It's time once again to ring out the old and ring in the new. As most of us do every year, we reflect on accomplishments, blessings and disappointments and make resolutions that we promise this year will be different.

I decided to do something differently this year. I wrote down my goals for 2008 and then I "sent" them to the One who could make them all happen. As I lifted them up to Him, I remembered about a book I once read, The Dreamgiver, by Bruce Wilkinson. The main character of the book, Ordinary, travels on a journey to live his dream and he comes to a point where the Dreamgiver asks him to give up his dream. Of course, this breaks Ordinary's heart because he has waited all his life and traveled so very far to live it. Eventually, Ordinary gives his dream to the Dreamgiver and in so doing, discovers that he loves the Dreamgiver more than his dream and that no matter what happens the love he has is more than enough.

I too discovered that my Dreamgiver, God, is more than enough and if my dreams and goals don't come to fruition this year, that as long as I have God and as long as I can sit with Him, love Him and worship Him, that is the greatest accomplishment I could ever achieve.

So, as 2007 draws to a close, I have decided to celebrate not the year itself, but the One who gave me life and the ability to live it. Yes, I would love to have my dreams come to pass, but more than that, I would love to watch, wait and listen in wonder and awe for my Lord and Savior. He can move mountains, crush circumstances and "pour out blessings that there shall not be room enough to receive them." He can also love like no other and at the beginning of each day to the end of each day, that's all that matters.

So, please help me get this party started! It's time to celebrate, rejoice and give thanks to the One who is and always will be more than enough!

1 comment:

Lysa TerKeurst said...

Loved that book too. So, what are your dreams?