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Pieces.

Psalm5:3 Every morning You’ll hear me at it again. Every morning I lay out the pieces of my life on Your altar and watch for fire to descend…
So beautiful, this picture of letting go of these life-pieces that – as empty or ugly as they are – tend to consume my time and attention. The ones that are okay and well-formed, I feel frantic to push to the front of the stage so people believe that I’m okay and well-formed. The ones that are weak and anemic I have to work hard to hide away to keep them from stealing the show. In fact, I think that I’ve felt in order to really sacrifice my life to God, I have to fix the broken parts first, or get them cleaned up or – at the very least – thrown into neutral. This scripture ends that game. Sacrifice is just putting it all out there for Him to rebuild or renew or start over. A life God can use is not a life already constructed and functioning with no issues…it’s just a life that says ‘yes’ to His plan, His surgery, His therapy and His transformation. And when it’s HIS transformation, it works, it’s perfect…and it sticks.
February 11, 2008 - 4:09 am

helenw13 - Love this Bo…it is the second time I have read it and I still don’t know how to respond because it seems like you have said it all…although I felt very much like this in church this morning as the pastor had us literally and physically push through the door to all that God desires us to possess and pulling it back into us…I want all His stuff and none of my stuff whatsoever…and probably what I should have said instead of adding more of my stuff was AMEN and AMEN!

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February 11, 2008 - 10:26 pm

bolovesjoe - Oh – that’s a fun tag! I do “random” really well…I think maybe I was BORN for random. 🙂