Keep on Keepin’ On

There is no telling how many miles you will have to run while chasing a dream. ~Author Unknown

God didn’t set us up for an angry rejection but for salvation by our Master, Jesus Christ. He died for us, a death that triggered life. Whether we’re awake with the living or asleep with the dead, we’re alive with him! So speak encouraging words to one another. Build up hope so you’ll all be together in this, no one left out, no one left behind. I know you’re already doing this; just keep on doing it.
~1 Thess. 5:9-11
     We don’t want to live here…
I ‘ve Got to Use my Imagination – Gladys Knight and the Pips
     … way too much ‘tude for us to see the light, to keep moving in the Spirit.  Enough anger to get out of the whole, but the sustaining energy we have is so much deeper.  Chasing a dream may mean expanding your vision to see that where you are is not where you were meant to be.  
     Take a walk, or a drive. Sit out in your yard if you can, or on your balcony if you live in a highrise or garden apartment.  Bring a piece of paper and something to write on, or, speak this into your cell so you can read it back later.  Make a list.
A list of what your dream is, not who it is.  ( I mean, I always wanted to marry Paul McCartney, but that is not reality.)  
     What does that dream represent?  Does it build up?  Does it edify?  Make the list as real as you can.  Lay your hands on it and pray it to God.  Keep the list so that you can see the miracle unfold.  But instead of asking God for it again, thank God for it.  Every time you think of it.  We are alive in Him!
So it our dream.  So is everyone else’s here.  So once you are praising God for your dream, encourage others dreams as you walk the walk.  Build each other up.  God acknowledged that we are doing it through Thessalonians, keep on keepin’ on!
     You may end up here:
Keep on Keeping On – Curtis Mayfield
and that is on my list…
     Because of Him,

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