These are the top ten places I dream of visiting in the U.S.
I remember being in Sunday school as a little girl and hearing a story that has stuck with me all my life. Warning: I will share this story but I will butcher it, that’s why I don’t teach Sunday School, that and other people’s kids freak me out. The lady explained that God had a little box up in heaven with our name on it. Everyone in the whole wide world had one. It was full of our dreams and blessings and all the things we wanted out of life. All we had to do was talk to God and ask him for these blessings. But for some reason I’ve always felt it was bad to ask God for stuff. There are children starving, women being beaten and raped, soldiers leaving their families to fight wars. Why should I waste God’s time asking for anything, he has plenty on his plate.
But last year when I went through my “thing” I decided it was time to really get closer to God. This meant sharing all my hopes and dreams with him. One thing I shared was my desire to have a job that I loved and one where I could use my creativity and my passion. Another thing I shared was my desire to learn and travel and see more of the world. Travel is something I have always wanted to do but as an introvert and extreme homebody, travel was something so outside my comfort zone. That and the cost of travel. After the bills are paid and the air conditioner replaced and new tires bought, money put away for college, there just never seemed to be enough.
But I asked for that job, and then I asked for new learning experiences though travel. And God opened my little box up there in heaven. We were blessed with a job in Dallas last month and tomorrow Christina and I leave for Connecticut to redesign another house. The best part is we are flying into Laguardia, and I will be able to see and visit New York City for two days after we complete our job!!!! See that city up there at the top of my list? Most of my life I have dreamed of visiting New York City and I’m finally going to see it tomorrow!!!! I’m completely beside myself, excited, and nervous and thankful.
I just hope I don’t embarrass Christina by running around throwing my arms around all the New Yorkers I see and buying up all the I heart NY stuff I can get my hands on!!
What’s in your box up there in heaven that God is waiting for you to ask for?