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"Hello" to all my regular readers and those who are here for the first time!
I hope that this blog enlightens and encourages those who read it but I also hope that it will wake up those who have been asleep to the clock that is ticking within our beautiful nation and within the body of Christ. It is my goal to glorify our Lord and share the Truth with anyone who will listen!
I pray that the Lord will give you strength and courage each day to do His will and to glorify Him. It seems to be getting harder and harder these days to keep our heads above water, but He does promise us that He will not allow the waters to overtake us! Praise Him for that promise!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Hand Him the Chisel (Part One)

Isn't it funny how you believe certain things when you are growing up and as you get older it becomes harder and harder to change those beliefs? It's just like washing the dishes. If you rinse them immediately after you use them, the stuff washes off pretty easily, but if you let them set too long, you may have to break out the chisel to get the stuff off! Life is so much like this. Ideas and beliefs we grew up with are so hard to change as we grow older. Add experiences on top of that and it is like adding cement to the stuck on food. Sometimes I wish I could take a chisel to my life and get rid of some pretty icky stuff. But, that's not the way it goes.

I am learning that as I was growing up I had some very poor examples of how to be a good wife, how to live a godly life and what to expect from others. This certainly caused a lot of heartache and a bad attitude, not only in me but in those around me. Just ask my husband or a couple of my sisters!

So other than taking a chisel to our lives, how do we make the changes that will offer us a better, and more fulfilling life? Hand the chisel over to God. Let Him take care of removing the stuff off of you that is icky. Trust me, He won't chisel off the wrong thing (as I know I would!), and He will take what is probably a messy and mis-shapen person and turn you into something beautiful that He can use. At least that is what He is currently doing with me. It is a process though. It doesn't happen overnight, thank goodness! I would probably have freaked out if He had changed me so much overnight that I woke up and didn't recognize myself! What He is really doing is chipping away all of the dirt and grime that I have picked up from living in this world for the past 40+ years, and is removing it to reveal the person that He originally created so long ago. He does this glorious thing for anyone who asks. So, do you want to have a "chiseled" body, by God? Do you seek the strength and ability to make some changes in your life for the better? All you have to do is ask Him and allow Him to get busy.
I will be praying for you as He removes the first chunk. It may hurt a little, but it is SO worth it!

We'll touch base again and do some more work before I go Home!