Standing near the Lock and Dam in Clarksville, Missouri last week, and watching a barge make its way through the narrow passageway, reminded me of those childhood fantasies of traversing the mighty Mississippi on my trusty home-made raft. How exciting would it be to find myself all the way down the river into New Orleans? The risks seemed minimal compared to the excitement of the adventure. Ah, youthful naivete!
Having time to think and ponder as I stood by the river was refreshing. I don't want to ever get to the point where I stop hoping and stop dreaming of what could be. I will probably never go down the river on a raft, but what are some of the dreams still percolating in my mind? What do I want to accomplish in my family life? What do I want to accomplish in my ministry? What risks would I like to take in my personal and professional life?
I don't want to limit my imagination with small thinking. I want to allow the power and grandeur of God to enhance and enlarge my thinking on a grander scale. I want to trust that the magnificence of the Holy Spirit which empowered the apostles is still the same Holy Spirit desiring to empower faithful followers today.
Are you excited about the possibilities in your life? Let us pray with fervent hearts and look expectantly for the glory of God to shine in our lives.
Let's "roll on" with faith, hope, and love.