Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Giraffeology Part Three “The better to See You My Dear”

Hi I’m back with the next exciting adventure of Giraffeology. I’m sure that all you brilliant people out there have figured out the next thing I will be focusing on. Pun definitely intended. Yes siree bub “The Eyes”.

As you can see the giraffes eyes are quite large. It has been said that they are the only other animal aside from the eagle that has the longest range of vision.

An old Japanese proverb or maybe not so old who knows, you always just hear it said by the “mysterious they’s” who say ‘old’ but in truth I don’t know if it is old. Do you? Ok off the tangent.

The Japanese {old or otherwise} proverb says; Vision without action is a daydream, action without vision is a nightmare.

God of course said it first. Without vision the people perish. *1 This kind of vision is not merely a biological structure. It is the inner vision of the heart. They are our dreams, hopes and aspirations.

God has blessed us all with vision.*2 Even those without the ability to see with human eyes can see into God’s realm with just a little thing called faith.

Faith not only in God but in the vision He has equipped us all with. God has a purpose for all of our lives. A dream that He wants to awaken in us. The ability to see with the unseen eyes of hope for a bright future.

In this day and age when things can be so tough we must keep our eyes on the only one who can see us through.

There are many people who can see with their natural eyes but are blind to many other things. Like the blessings that are in their life. The things that are right under their noses that they take for granted every day. Don’t get me wrong I am guilty of the same thing at times.

I think of the times when I have gotten upset about some minor irritation in my life. instead of thanking God that I have life. Or how about all the times that I get so impatient when things don’t happen for me immediately. Like my food coming faster than a nano second at the fast food window.

How about the many times have I complained about the laundry or the house work. Instead of praising God for the wonderful gift of health so I could do the house work. Or the fact that I have a washing machine instead of having to beat my clothes on a rock or in some dirty hole.

Oh and this is a big one. All the times that I start to panic because I need a miracle of some sort and forget all the other times that God saw me through. And how He promised to never leave me or forsake me.*3

Look if you are one of those ‘super-men/women out there who don’t struggle with this stuff and you can’t really relate. Please pray for me.

But if you are saying girlfren you are reading my book right now. Then I am standing in the gap for you and am believing that God will help you/us through.

All I want is to see things the way God sees them. To look with His eyes at situations. Even the not so good situations. To get a Great Big vision for my life and of His love for me.

Like those humongous eyes of the giraffe I want to see farther ahead and believe that God has good things in store for me. How about you?

Perhaps you are feeling like you have no vision or that you lost your vision or your dream. Hope deferred makes the heart sick but when dreams come true there is life and joy.*3

Maybe you have lost your joy because you feel like your life is rather mundane or directionless. Been there done that, read the book baught the t-shirt yada yada. But thank God that He has and always will pull me/us through. Even if we don’t feel it at the time.

Know that just as our marvelous Creator made the giraffe with His gigantor eyes and great vision. He can create in you the ability to see the the things He designed you for and to see the dream that He has in store for you.

So open your eyes and see that God is looking down on you with love. His plans for you are good all the time. Be confident that He gave us eyes to see they are His gift to us. We don’t have to work for a gift we only have to receive it.

Oh and remember that Jesus said that all we had to do was ask and He would give it to us. If we would only believe for it.*5

In other words see it. If you can see it, you can receive it.

Prayers, Blessing and Peace ~Firedancer

  1. Proverbs 29:18
  2. Romans 8:28
  3. Proverbs 13:12 NLT
  4. Proverbs 20:12
  5. John 15:16


  1. Thanks friend.. any time you want a big ol glass of Sweet Ice Tea.. you are welcome to come on by..
    Even if you are are in Jolly Ol
    Have a blessed day...

  2. SS Firedancer.. you are too funny..
    I love it.. I will go and make me a glass too.. CheeryO... as we clink our glassed together..

  3. Hi Firedancer,
    Thank you so much for becoming a follower of my blog. I just read this post and you are "reading my book"! I really enjoyed the reminder. You are correct we get so busy and impatient and forget to thank God for our blessings. I know I do and I have so many blessings in which to be thankful.

    Elizabeth Ann


Hi All thank you for sending in your comments they will be greatly appreciated.

Word UP !!!

Thank you all who have in the recent days read my blog and given me such words of encourage-ment.
I cannot say how overwhelmed my heart is.
Please know that I pray for you all by name and take the time to ask God to bless you and speak directly to your heart as you read the words I write.
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I know full well that I am just taking dictation.
However for the not so great stuff well that would be me.
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So if you ever need me just shoot me an email or a note and I will shoot up some incense for you directly into God's throne room. And if you can't do that just call out my name and know that I will hear you in the spirit. And I will pray for you even if I don't know you by name. God does and He can and will get the message out and send you the help you need from His sanctuary.
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Slide Show Spring 2010

My Bucket List of a Thankful Heart

  • For my Wonderful English husband who continues to love me and romance me as he promised
  • One of my biggest blessings my sons Sean, Aaron, Evan from my womb and my bonus son Reece from my darling Michaels loins
  • My Son Aaron as he turns 22 on the 27th of November thanks for waiting til my turkey was digested to come
  • Gods faithfulness in answering my cry and causing my sister Bobbie to survive the horror of lung cancer and the removal of part of her lung
  • For all my sisters Careen aka Jill, Leith Allison aka Allie, Marcia in glory land and Bobbie
  • For having been blessed with two marvelous parents now in glory Blenkhorn and Hope Silvera
  • Thank you dear God for the provision you so freely give and for all the generous saints of God who have hearts to give
  • A special thanks to God and the people who helped me fill the 'Christmas boxes' you are wonderful
  • For all the loving prayers of my friends and family
  • Christian friends who love me both here and across the Big Pond
  • For The WALL our (Sue Lucas and my) new Satellite group starting on Thanksgiving and for all who will be a part of it
  • For living in country that is free to worship God openly
  • For Will and Caroline Kemp and the Point
  • For God TV, UCB Radio and Television and for all the great preaching and teaching I can enjoy
  • Last but not least (for now) the honour of having my name written in the Lambs book of Life because of Jesus' sacrificial blood