Monday, June 25, 2012


Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders you have done.
The things you planned for us no one can recount to you;
were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare.
Psalm 40:5 NIV

I have big dreams. Dreams that only God could accomplish. I just read on Beth Moore’s blog: “If we look around our lives and we have everything we need, then we may need to live a bigger life and set better goals.” (  Anybody Get a Word? June 4, 2012) But it brings up a good point: where is the balance between contentment and holy discontent?

I am content with my children, and being a homemaker, and quilting and cleaning and cooking. But I want more: I want to travel the world and teach the Bible and feed the hungry and hold the orphans.

I am content with my church: its school-building sanctuary, 150-member body, crackling sound system, and one-pastor leadership. But I want more! A big, beautiful building that invites our wealthy community in the door, so we can introduce them to Jesus. A pastoral team, whose combined gifts are greater than the sum of all of them, who might lighten the load of our dear pastor. In-ear technology, so the praise team can “play skillfully” and lead us into worship without the distractions to their finely tuned musical ears. More life groups for couples. More people serving. New believers, weekly. Salvations. Healing. Deliverance. Hope. Joy. Peace. Jesus.

How do we live this life with contentment, yet long for more?

We wait on the Lord. We wait on the Lord to fill our mouths with His provision. We wait on the Lord to accomplish our dreams. We wait on the Lord to do things we could never do on our own. We wait on the Lord.

I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD
in the land of the living.
Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart
and wait for the LORD.
Psalm 27:13-14

1 comment:

  1. Was that you I heard singing across town? You are encouraging. Yes. You. :)