Desiring Great Things

Too often, Christians (and by “Christians,” I’m talking about myself!) live as if they’re convinced our desires and plans are better than God’s.  Not True!

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “Plans to proper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)

May you be encouraged along with me to reconsider whether or not you’re living for big enough dreams.  Today I’ve been reminded of the following two quotes:

1) C. S. Lewis in “The Weight of Glory”

Indeed, if we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that Our Lord finds our desires, not too strong, but too weak.

We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.”

2) A portion of a prayer from “Valley of Vision” reads:

Help me not only to desire small things, but with holy boldness to desire great things for thy people, for myself, that they and I might live to show thy glory.

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