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Last year, I was blessed with the opportunity to meet Rose. Now, some of you know her but for those of you who don't, Rose is my Gibson ES-335. The time came for me to upgrade guitars and I was set to buy another guitar online, when I stumbled across a Craigslist ad a couple days before, and the rest is history.
Those of you who don't care about guitars may have already stopped reading. That's ok. Maybe you thought, "It's just a guitar Justin." No, she isn't. Rose is the guitar of my dreams. The exact color, model and neck-type I always wanted (the same as pictured above) but never thought I'd own. One of those, "This isn't realistic, but it's nice to dream," kinda things. God blessed me with Rose (in nearly new condition), at a third of the price she would have been brand-new.
The first time I held her, it was a perfect fit. I only had to play a few riffs and chords to realize this was the guitar I'd been waiting for. She just fits.
I guess the long and drawn out (and geeked out) analogy I'm trying to get at here is that I believe in dreaming, having patience for, and finally receiving what you dream of.
Psalm 37:4 says, "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart."
Matthew 6:33 says, "But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."
Rose may be a small and abstract example, but this blessing has given me faith to believe in God's promised blessings in things much more significant than a guitar. Never stop dreaming, or believing you can receive what your heart longs for, because God cares about the desires of your heart. Isn't that amazing? The God who created the universe, the God who constructed the DNA and matter that makes up this world cares about our seemingly silly dreams. Why should He care so much? Because He loves you and His love is without flaw and never fails. His love is always enough, it never comes up short. To plug my friend Jake Lee's latest blog entry, God's love and provisions are never "almost enough" for us and I am so grateful for that. He is so amazing.