breathing letters that is what God calls us...living letters. living stories
You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone --2 corinthians 3:2
are you feeling a little lost lately trying to do so many things--looking at her and thinking you are not measuring up? is false guilt motivating you to do things that you are resentful for? are the days spinning out of control? are you carrying around secrets..years of containing the dam from cracking..so afraid that if anyone really knew they not like you are you striving hard for people to love you. compromising who you know you are what are you holding back..today? today is the beginning of a brand new week. a blank lined piece of paper lift your eyes lay it down you are not so lost that you can't be found there is the end of the robe that you can grab onto today...no matter how small you feel He is so big and God is not helpless in the midst of hopelessness. He isn't..and that is the truth we are walking wounds. trying to bandage ourselves with the salve of busy..the oil of money and the balm of fame when God tells me to surrender. to lose my life so i can find it. to be like a little child
If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give up your life for me, you will find it --matthew 10:30
and none of this heals. none of it. it temporarily stops the bleeding but sooner or later it oozes again and the deep throbbing sets in from lack of real medicine choose this day child. it is your weakness that i use..not all of this facade of doing busy it is simple it is salvation of the deepest kind it is time to let the hurt walls fall to surrender..everything a childlike abandonment to trusting ME with all of your life it is this unexplainable place that God enters and moves why? because anything we hold onto in our mind builds the wall up and keeps love out. keeps God out. i will soon post on what to give you a recap on taking my thoughts captive and how it is working for me THIS is where you will find me..hear me..let me bandage you..my balm heals
He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds. --psalm 147:3
lets begin here today. burdens are not meant to carry alone. freedom isn't found in darkness in secrets in surviving in closing yourself off from people hanging onto guilt..thinking you have fallen to far
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it is our story that God uses. it is the secrets. the enemy of our soul does not want us talking. he wants to gag us with lies and fears i love that so many now are speaking truth. brene brown, ann voscamp, carol kent, phil robertson...just to touch the tip of the iceberg
choose this day
i choose vulnerability transparency trust surrender abandonment child like faith ( children have no sense of a past ) something to chew on... freedom truth love yes...i choose love. everyone wants to be loved..the the most unlovely are the ones who are dying from the hurts walls being built so high today--let's be the proof. how will others know our God..know there is healing..that you can't ever go so far that God cannot save you.. how? if we do not begin to be honest before the Him who laid His very life down so that we may live? that by His stripes...His wounds we are healed?
But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. --isaiah 53:5
the pain of being vulnerable and transparent cause us to cringe but He spoke to me the other day that it these very things...it is in our deepest struggles that He teaches us the deepest love lessons. so we can enter into others stories and connect. we are then able to comfort and love and not judge because we know the compassion that we have been shown from God
the pain becomes the GIFT
oh abba my heart lies prostrate before you now from a deep place thanking you for each one today. that you really are the Healer..the doctor with the real soul medicine and we are grateful today that we have a person to come to that loves us so unconditionally in the condition we are but that we don't have to stay in... lifting my eyes and singing hallelujah....hallelujah this monday morning. praying for all of my friends that they are able to stop and be still long enough to hear your voice speaking to their hearts..feeling your arms wrapped around them so tight. holding them if they have to fall. knowing your acceptance is there already because you already know all that they have done and ever will do. oh how i pray for their freedom..for their healing in all areas of their lives. for their stories to be told abba...there are millions of people dying everyday inside their brokenness..thinking there is no hope. let us be the lights..the real Christ followers who are willing to be ridiculed to love others right where they are...let us be like isaiah who said oh woe is me...i am a man of unclean lips and i live in the midst of people with unclean lips...and then forgiveness came and a call too.....the responsibility to tell the story of who we are..where we have come from & where we are going. that we by grace alone answer the call...who will I send?
send me...send me not just to get people to church...oh but to love on them with no strings..abandoning ourselves to the One who can use us to heal others and then let God do what He needs to.....in Jesus name i am poor...and ALL really.IS.grace