“In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.” (John 1:4 ESV)

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Living the Dream

by Macy Johnson

“Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me

were written in your book before one of them came to be.”

(Psalm 139:16 NIV)


Ponder this for a moment: God dreamed of you before He created you. He imagined you in His image. No one is conceived by accident. This is God’s plan from the beginning.


My body is falling apart and I know it is part of His perfect dream for my life. For instance, I have been having trouble swallowing pills, food, and pretty much everything for quite a while now. I switched to liquid supplements, but knew I needed to see my gastroenterologist. An appointment was made six months out. So, I will learn to live with this inconvenience a little while longer.


In a few weeks, my third dental implant will be completed with the placement of a new #31 tooth. I once thought I was one and done with implants for the rest of my life. It is because I did not take care of my teeth in my early years. My youthful disobedience is catching up with me.


My seventieth birthday is quickly approaching and little ailments along with it. One of my favorite Bridge partners will be celebrating her centennial birthday soon. I want to be like her – I want to live a long, fulfilled life. My general practitioner once said she expected me to enjoy 100+ years, so I plan to take better care of this God-given body for a few more decades.


I look forward to having a new body in heaven, but am encouraged to live the dream of my Creator in this one while I’m here on this planet.


I will trust my heavenly Father with every year, every month, every week, every day he has dreamed for me. I hope you will, too! 

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