January 25, 2015

Come Sail Away With Me...♥

Wow! I'd like to share this song with you. I just heard this song on the radio. I haven't heard this song in a long while. GREAT LYRICS! So poetic... Don't give up! A new beginning is at hand. But you have to make the first move, you have to take the first step, you have to take action. God will take care of the rest to see you through.

I'd like to share this story that I heard years ago. I hope it encourages you pay attention and take action. This story begins with a man who had to climb to the roof of his house because of a nearby river overflowing its banks. The man prayed and prayed that God would rescue him; that God would send a miracle his way and deliver him from this great catastrophe. Soon after the conclusion of his prayer, a man in a boat came by and offered to take the stranded man to safety. He said, “No that’s okay. I've just prayed for God to rescue me, so I’m waiting on Him.” A little while later, with the waters still rising, the Coast Guard attempted to rescue the stranded man, but again he refused. Time passed. The stranded man was forced to move up further, then he carefully perched himself atop the highest point of the roof. A helicopter saw him in distress and lowered down a rope to rescue him. The stranded, yet persistently faithful man again waved off the rescue team hoping that God would soon deliver him from his certain peril. It pains me to tell you the end of the story but I’ll muddle through as best I can—the stranded man drowned. As we might anticipate, the first words he had for God when he arrived in Heaven were these: “I prayed. I waited patiently. I even shared with others that I was depending on You to rescue me. I even suffered. So why didn't you answer my prayer?” God replied, “I sent you a man in a boat, but you turned him away. I sent the Coast Guard, but you turned them away as well. I finally sent a helicopter to rescue you just before the water overtook you, but again, you refused.” How many times do we miss the boat concerning life? What opportunities for rescue has God sent but you ignored? What opportunities have passed you by because you weren’t expecting the vehicle that God chose to manifest His blessings through? Pray and expect God to answer; then refrain from limiting God or dictating to God how that prayer is answered.

Come Sail Away (1977) ~by Styx

I'm sailing away, set an open course for the virgin sea
I've got to be free, free to face the life that's ahead of me
On board, I'm the captain, so climb aboard
We'll search for tomorrow on every shore
And I'll try, oh Lord, I'll try to carry on

I look to the sea, reflections in the waves spark my memory
Some happy, some sad
I think of childhood friends and the dreams we had
We live happily forever, so the story goes
But somehow we missed out on that pot of gold
But we'll try best that we can to carry on

A gathering of angels appeared above my head
They sang to me this song of hope, and this is what they said
They said come sail away, come sail away
Come sail away with me
Come sail away, come sail away
Come sail away with me

I thought that they were angels, but to my surprise
They climbed aboard their starship and headed for the skies
Singing come sail away, come sail away
Come sail away with me
Come sail away, come sail away
Come sail away with me

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