Friday, December 31, 2010
ETA- interestingly enough I wrote this back on Dec. 10- this holds true even today- 20 days later.
Friday, December 24, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Isn't that what we all want- in all of us is a piece of each of those characters in what we want. The things is- if we are believers- we have all of that through our relationship with God (in this analogy- the wizard- but obviously I don't see God as a wizard).
The Tin Man (wants a heart): In Psalm 33:20-21 tells us how to have that heart
he is our help and our shield.
21For our heart is glad in him,
because we trust in his holy name.
all those who practice it have a good understanding.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
and delivers them out of all their troubles.
The LORD is near to the brokenhearted
and saves the crushed in spirit.
By: Author Unknown
As children bring their broken toys
With tears for us to mend,
I brought my broken dreams to God
Because He was my friend.
But then instead of leaving Him
In peace to work alone,
I hung around and tried to help
With ways that were my own.
At last I snatched them back and cried,
"How could you be so slow"
"My child," He said, "What could I do?
You never did let go."
It made a huge impact on me then because so often I think I am leaving something in God's hands only to take it back because He is working too slow. Tonight my heart was broken- not in a shattered mess but enough that some of the pieces are there on the ground. 6 years ago I was wounded deeply- and I put up that wall around my heart- I have not let anyone in or even thought about letting anyone in until recently. I started letting part of the wall come down- slowly- but carefully- and then tonight- I remembered why that wall was there- so I wouldn't get hurt. But as I told this person- if I don't let the wall down then I could miss the blessing that God wants to place there. It's such a risk- one I am not sure I want to take anymore...