I watched my 3-week old grandson as he lay in my arms fast asleep.  Unable to resist, I gently nuzzled his soft little cheek.  It was just enough, he opened his eyes and screwed up his little face; Grandma had disturbed him and he was not happy!  Like Nathan I have settled into a comfortable routine in my safe little life and I DO NOT WANT TO BE DISTURBED!!!

Never in my life have I heard so many people say they are depressed, overwhelmed, unhappy, unsure and confused.  Our world is being disturbed!  For too long we have had our hopes and dreams in temporal things; our jobs, the stock market, the government, our bank accounts and even our families. I believe God is disturbing our world to get the focus back on Him.

This morning, I read this prayer by Sir Frances Drake:

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 arrive safely because we have 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 us into the future in strength, courage, hope, and love.


After reading this prayer, I am ready to “Let go and let God.”  Go ahead, God, disturb my safe little world, so that I can rise to higher heights in You.  Go ahead, God, disturb my confidence in the temporal things so that I can concentrate on the eternal.  Go ahead, God, disturb my comfort zone so that I will take the first steps toward the next level.  Go ahead, God, DISTURB ME!!!

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