Today has been one of those days where the enemy is throwing really fast fiery darts my way. I am battling the battle. Part of the battle is my own thoughts. Have you ever been there? Sometimes, we are are own worst enemy. I am praying. I am reading God’s word. I am playing beautiful praise music that ministers to my soul. Knowing part of the battle is is my thoughts, I have picked up the sword which is the word of God and I am fighting back ~
In the midst of the this silent battle that few even know is happening, I get this beautiful letter from a friend. A woman who I admire deeply. I always describe her as the real deal. She has that glow , you know the one, the Holy Spirit’s radiance is all over her face. It is beautiful. Today the Holy Spirit spoke through her straight to my heart. One of the things she said to me was, “Waiting on the Lord is so against our human nature. We think we are ready and that everything seems right to go ahead now. But trust that God knows the bigger picture. He knows where you need to surrender, grow, meet certain people or whatever it is He has for you. Things need to be on His time schedule So that there is no question in anyone’s mind , this is God.
God unlocks us from our past and hands us the keys so that we can unlock others.”
Is this not Beautiful ?
God continues to refine. Today is one of those days of brokenness. I call it the Alice Cooper days. (It is when the mascara keeps running down your face through the tears) What we may see as broken inside ourself, God sees as beautiful. For HE and HE alone makes beautiful things out of broken hearts. HE will use whatever is broken in our life for His purpose and His glory, IF we will surrender to Him.
On those days when doubts are loud ( we all have those days) know this. Claim This. Stand on the promises of His word. He will not only use what is broken , He will REBUILD each one of us to become more beautiful than we could ever imagine. For God sees the beauty inside of us that we cannot see in ourself. He and he alone appraises our true worth.
May we REALLY BELIEVE , “ My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.”
I also have to add that I just received a letter from Joe Camp, the writer of The Soul of a Horse. It is one of my favorite books of all time. My husband bought it for me on my first official day of horse ownership with the note in it that said, ” As Elvis said, we have to follow that dream wherever that dream may lead.” Joe wrote about his horse Cash and the life lessons Cash taught him. Cash died last week and I wrote him, never dreaming he would ever write back. He did and him pouring out his heart made me cry like a baby. Horses truly leave hoof prints on our hearts. Mine have taught me how to be a better person. I know his heart is broken right now. Please remember his broken heart in your prayers. His love and passion and sharing his life lessons have touched millions. I am so thankful, I was one of the souls Joe and Cash touched in a powerful way.
Lord, I thank you for this beautiful sunshiny day. It is simply breathtaking. Lord, you and you alone have made all things beautiful in YOUR time. Ecclesiastes 3:11 tells us that you have planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of your work from beginning to end. Lord open our eyes. May we see our lives and people through your eyes. Thank you for restoring. Thank you for being our Sovereign God. Thank you for choosing me before the foundation of the Earth was formed. How humbled I am to know that you chose me. You reached down and picked me up and saw something in me that I did not see in myself. You are my God. You are so worthy of all glory and honor and praise. How I love you ! Amen ~