The Dreams God Has For Us

Holy Magnificent King of kings, there is none like You. Mighty and Powerful, Love without beginning or end, You reign. It is in You alone we live, move and have our being and we are not destined for here. Merciful One, You have gone ahead and prepared a place for us, but now here where it is sometimes easier and sometimes quite hard we adore You in this foreign land and as sign of our allegiance to You we serve as Your willing ambassadors wherever You put us. Give us our strength for each day. We have none of our own, but You have sent Your Spirit to help us. We are relying on You. We are trusting You. We are rejoicing and giving thanks in all things because we know You will never leave or forsake us and will use all things for Your eternal good plan. Help us through another day. You are our hope, our shield, our purpose and our joy. In Jesus' name Amen

Holy Magnificent King of kings, there is none like You. Mighty and Powerful, Love without beginning or end, You reign. It is in You alone we live, move and have our being and we are not destined for here. Merciful One, You have gone ahead and prepared a place for us, but now here where it is sometimes easier and sometimes quite hard we adore You in this foreign land and as sign of our allegiance to You we serve as Your willing ambassadors wherever You put us. Give us our strength for each day. We have none of our own, but You have sent Your Spirit to help us. We are relying on You. We are trusting You. We are rejoicing and giving thanks in all things because we know You will never leave or forsake us and will use all things for Your eternal good plan. Help us through another day. You are our hope, our shield, our purpose and our joy. In Jesus’ name Amen

by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro © 2015

Note: I found this little devotion typed into my phone from late August 2014, just a few weeks following being diagnosed with thyroid cancer and undergoing surgery. Its truth stands for us every day. God bless you! ~ Elizabeth

We belong to a Magnificent God who is the One True God in the universe.  All other gods either pretend to be God, masquerading poorly or are made into gods (though they are not) by the power and importance we give them.

A Mighty Fortress is our God! There is no other.  He alone is High Tower, Sanctuary and Dwelling Place, inviting us to abide in Him as He does in us, once we pledge allegiance to Him.

Here in this life is but a shadow of what is to come. When our life here is done we will be fully restored to our rightful place with Him in His presence as His beloved children for all eternity.  There will be no more tears, or suffering, fear or grief–only joy! There will be no more night, but only day for His glory will shine on our faces as we gaze upon Him face to face.

However, while we are here, often our eyes of childlike wonder get caught up in that which is grossly inferior to Him because we do not begin with an understanding of the spiritual realm in which He dwells.  So often we are captivated by that which distracts us from the true treasure He has waiting for us.  We look and see mostly in the natural physical realm with our natural mortal eyes.  We have dreams, but sometimes these represent that which is lessor in comparison to His more.

Indeed, oh the dreams He has for us! When His match our own, our hearts immediately sing!  However, sometimes at first glance His plans hold no attraction for us at all.   Sometimes, that which confronts us is hard and undesirable, especially on the surface. Sometimes it is painful through and through. However, like a good present cleverly disguised beneath the Christmas tree, so are many of the most valuable and precious gifts our Lord wants to give us.  These often don’t look like they are something we even want to open.  The outside packaging doesn’t seem to match anything we hoped for at all. Sometimes when we receive the ugly, undesired package, we make a sad face of disappointment, gingerly take the package into our hands, but don’t open it.

Our Lord and His plans are so much greater than our present circumstances.  There is no promise for our will not His. He knows His way is greater. There is no promise for no hardship or grief.  This is earth not heaven. But even here in all that is lessor or distracts from His greater, He constantly is about great eternal work in our lives and the lives of those we love. Always.

We have to take the courage to open life’s ugly packages. Our God remains Lord.  Into each, He has put something which will provide blessing in some way, some how.  Our joy is found in His strength.  Our safe place is to trust in Him with all our heart and to lean not on our own understanding. Our goal is to let Him use all things, especially the packages which appear undesirable for His glory—that more would know Him, that more would have a chance to choose Him.  In this way His Great Commission is fulfilled.

Our God does not fail. He is God. He is Sovereign. He is the only One.  Open the packages and receive the hidden, incomprehensible, unanticipated gifts.

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NUGGETS OF GOD’s WISDOM

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Elizabeth Fulgaro is a wife, mother, writer, inspirational speaker, worship leader, composer, singer & recording artist.  She is also a Certified Financial Planner and Accredited Financial Counselor with a heart for helping Christians understand and steward their finances God’s way. 

For books, worship albums, Bible studies and teachings written by Elizabeth Fulgaro or to schedule her to come speak to your group please visit www.holyspiritpress.org  Music can be purchased and audio clips heard at www.cdbaby.com/Artist/ElizabethFulgaro and on itunes.

Elizabeth is the Founder of Eagles Nest Foundation which provides spiritual support & encouragement to military and military families as well as those in physical and emotional battles (such as cancer, long-term illness) as well as those grieving a loss.    For information email elizabeth@eaglesnestfoundation.org or visit www.eaglesnestfoundation.org  

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