I had just fallen into a fairly deep sleep when I awoke with a start. You know how sometimes you dream and it seems so real that you wake up and find yourself physically attempting to handle the situation.
So it was with my dream. My grandson is 19 months old at the time I wrote this article, so naturally he is curious about everything. It always amazes me at how far those little hands can reach. He stands on tiptoes and stretches his hands as far up as possible, putting every ounce of energy into his endeavor. I know that every person reading this can picture a child as they do this. They are totally engrossed in that particular object and nothing else is on their mind.
I can’t recall what the object was now, but I had placed it on a shelf above him that I didn’t think he could reach. When I awoke from my dream, his fingertips were almost to the bottom of the object I had placed above him for safekeeping. I actually sat up in the bed and was almost to the point of racing to him because it was heavy and would have hurt if it had fallen on his head.
I was able to get my bearings before I actually woke up my husband by bounding out of the bed. At that moment I felt the still, small voice of the Holy Spirit say: “This is the way you need to live your life – stretching and yearning for God with just as much intensity as your grandson was trying to reach the object that so fascinated him. He put every ounce of energy he had to reach the thing he thought of as a prize.
My ultimate prize as a Christian is an eternal life in Heaven one day, but while I am living on the earth it is my duty to live for God with everything in me and allow Him to use me to accomplish things for Him. I can’t even begin to imagine what He has in store for my life.
A lot of people think of God as being irrelevant, old fashioned, and outdated in the world today. There is nothing that could ever be further from the truth in my experience. In fact, I have found that this world and the things in it are very boring compared to living a life that is sold out to God, and I know that I have only scratched the surface in seeing Who God Is.
I encourage you to stretch as far and high as you can from the tips of your toes to your fingertips toward the prize of living a life sold out to God. He will meet you right where you are and start to grow and stretch you in order for Him to be able to do a great work in and through your life.
This post written by Cathy Deaton.
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