E-votional  Real
May 24, 2001
"For by grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of yourself more highly than you ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has given."
-Roman12:3 (NRSV)


Pictures are funny things, they are how we are seen, not always how we see ourselves.  The button is pushed, the flash goes off and an image is burned into the film and the computer program, revealing who we really are.  Yet no one knows you like you know yourself. and what if the picture taken is not a picture of the you you see?  More pictures are thrown away because they did not like the image than any other reason, yet is it not true?
Hear the Good News, when we dream and hope for a life that is fulfilling and one that is with peace, know that God is working a our life in such a way that all we might ever need will be provided for.  When we dream and hope for our future, it is often for glory, for prestige and or fame and and yet our character is shaped by the daily, the mundane, the normal, life.  In life, there are no daily dragons to slay, not castles to overrun, but there is the garbage to take out, diapers to be changed and meals to prepare.  A funny thing can happen when we open our eyes to the daily, we see life and we see ourselves.
Gracious Father, I dream, I dream I am in the clouds, I am a king, a hero.  Then when I wake up, I understand I have life around me and I need to spend the time in reality instead of fantasy.  Please, I pray, open my eyes that I may see the real, the true.  Allow me to see who I really am and what I am to really do.  Thank You Father, for all You have done in my life and all You will continue to do.  Amen.