I was relistening to a sermon that I heard at a conference last. The speaker was Craig Groeschel of lifechurch.tv. I don’t know a lot about him, but I was convicted by his message. Anyway…as part of the conclusion to his message, he quoted from the poem below and prayed that our lives would be “disturbed.” I do pray that God would “Disturb me” to the point that I truly rid my life of self and leaving to please me but to truly fulfill God’s call on my love to love and serve Him and my “neighbors.” Disturb me God.
“Disturb us, Lord, when we are too well pleased with ourselves,
When our dreams have come true because we have dreamed too little,
When we arrived safely because we sailed too close to the shore.
Disturb us, Lord, when with the abundance of things we possess
We have lost our thirst for the waters of life;
Having fallen in love with life, we have ceased to dream of eternity
And in our efforts to build a new earth,
We have allowed our vision of the new Heaven to dim.
Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly, to venture on wider seas
Where storms will show your mastery;
Where losing sight of land, we shall find the stars.
We ask You to push back the horizons of our hopes;
And to push into the future in strength, courage, hope and love.”
Sir Francis Drake