Friday, February 8, 2013

Bare

Its time for

 http://lisajobaker.com/five-minute-friday/" title="Five Minute Friday">http://lisajobaker.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/5minutefriday.jpg
" alt="Five Minute Friday" title="Five Minute Friday" style="border:none;" />
where we write for 5 minutes on a prompt she throws out there for us... so here it is:

Bare –

When I think of this word I think of how I am walking right now. I feel like my God is stripping away all the things I have clung to for my own self- preservation and protection. I have made this choice willingly, to allow Him to do this, but I will admit that every once in a while, the pain is intense enough to want to throw in the towel and quit.

But what I do know about Him is that in the stripping down, there is always a re-clothing. A gift of a new wardrobe on the other side - a wardrobe of solid identity in Him, confidence that comes from my core not my rational brain, and the ability to believe Him when He says I am “fearfully and wonderfully made.” (Ps 139).

So, I say again, “Yes, Lord”, I come to you bare, all things between You and me stripped away, releasing my will to Yours knowing that Your plan, Your process for me is far more than I could ever imagine (Eph. 3:20).

2 comments:

Amy said...

Isn't that the truth! When we allow God to take off all the dirty rags we've put on ourselves we get a new wardrobe of His choosing - and it is glorious! Thank you for sharing your journey. So thankful that I linked up after you at Lisa-Jo's.

Anonymous said...

Very True, been there done that have the T-shirt to prove it :) Keep it up my friend, God's plan for our life is always soooooooo much better. Sometimes the journey is tougher than we want it to be but it is always worth the travel.
Pati

Who am I?

My photo
I have been married to my best friend for over 26 years and our children are 14, 13 and 10 years old. I have struggled with infertility, suffered the loss of a baby by miscarriage, and endured multiple career paths. I have experienced a crisis of faith that shook me to the core and lost dear friends to tragic death. I have a personal relationship with Jesus which is essential to surviving and even thriving in my circumstances. I hope you will be blessed by my heart and words. Thank you for being here..