Saturday, June 25, 2011

Day 21: Hopes for the Future

30-Day Blog Challenge

"On Christ the solid rock I stand. All other ground is sinking sand."
From the classic hymn "My Hope is Built On Nothing Less" by Edward Mote (1797-1894)

My greatest hope is to please the Lord, that in the end He would say, "Well done, my good and faithful servant.  Daughter, you have been faithful over few things.  I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into My joy!"  Then, I will do cartwheels and backflips.  For real.

And I realize I can't get there if I'm distracted by the things of this world (including too much focus on natural hair).  I can't be disillusioned, depressed or downtrodden.  I can't be a complainer or a procrastinator.  I can't be so easily annoyed by people.  And the most important thing I can't do is try to do it all on my own.  I need God.

All of You and none of me, Father!

I can't just be a God-stalker.  I've got to have a regular, consistent prayer life to enrich my relationship with Him (in fact, to have a relationship with Him at all).  I've got to die to myself daily.  I've got to stand every day and in every way.  I just thank God for His grace and mercy renewed daily... because I need it.  I need God.

Any other "hope" I can think of -- to have children, to retire young, etc. -- is just icing on the cake.  Sweet life fluff.  The number one thing I hope for is to be with The Lord.

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