Lately I have been doing a lot of studying to prepare for my Bible Study group, and for a women’s retreat. Of course, it takes me forever to submit to God and just let HIM have his way in me. I don’t know why I do that, I really know what is best. I know that what HE leads me to HE will carry me through. While studying on the tongue, and submission, I have been searching for applications that would just bring it home to the women. Well, God being the funny guy that HE is sometimes, has laid mulitiple things on my lap in which I can learn first to control the tongue, and to submit to HIS will. I am sure I will see HIS humor in it all once I come out of it. Looking to the future! Yes, and focused on Heaven, and what is in store for me when I get there.
In everything that has been given me for Womens Ministry and every study, it has been a huge learning experience for me. Today I have had people decide what is best for the Brides mother and for arrangements, it has been incinuated that I am a loser with no taste….OH NO NO NO that is all straight from the pit, and I am not going there, but I have said more in the last few days “Hold my tongue, and then hold the rest of me where I belong, I want to kill something”…
It is vital that our walk matches our talk. This application has taught me to just cry out to HIM and just lay it out just like this..” I hate this!” “What in the world are you thinking to let this happen?” “I hurt, and I really want to be crazy on this person for just a minute!” The rant and the tears..and then in the softest sweetest touch, HE said, “I know I lived through this times a bzillion, but you made it through today, and you chose me, it never goes unnoticed, you are becoming a picture of my son, and you are mine, don’t forget that I am always in control”. Then it just seemed that my emotions calmed down, and HE just pulls me closer to HIM, and honestly this is the place I love the most.
Whatever it is that is on your heart, HE wants to hear you say it, not a perfect prayer that has been rehearsed, a true heart felt prayer. No sense in hiding the real deal, HE knows anyway, and HE truly does love you more than life! Everything to bring us closer to HIM and for HIS glory to shine, in and through us…if anything is lovely, if anything is pure, if anything is excellent, think about such things.
BTW- This is my 100th post!!! woooohoooooo!!!!
9 responses to “Pouring out to HIM”
I love you Darla!!
This is a great post coming from a place of tears and tongue taming. I love that God already knows every eensy teensy thing that is in our hearts, bugging us and trying to steal our joy. He just wants to line US up with HIM so that we are on the same page and He can cuddle us and calm us. I have been working on the tongue for about 3 years now and though it has been a bumpy road at times, the taming is so worth the pain, and I am an ongoing work of progress in this area. Weddings bring out the worst in some people and the tongue can really start wagging out of control.
Jesus loves our honesty with Him and He loves us so much. May I encourage you to reserve a seat on His lap until the whole wedding thing is over? I wore a hole in His lap when my son got married 7 years ago and I survived it by His grace. “Be still and know that I am God” was my life verse for that time. I applied it to my tongue and my heart.
I am praying for you my friend and keep some Tylenol handy just in case you need back up:)
I just love that Ian!!!
Love you sister, Laurie
Amen Princess-It is vital our walk match our talk. That is so very important! Lifting a prayer for you and the retreat. We do have to travel done those roads when we teach this stuff! 🙂 You are a blessing.
Wow – thank you for speaking your heart here. Beautful words.
Let me at em…..grrrrrr
Sweety, your transparancy makes me love you all the more. Taste????? Of course you have taste…look at your friends!!!! LOL 😉
The hardest spot to be in is when the Lord is working on someone else…we usually have to suffer a bit ourselves. I’m so glad tho, that ur in this place and doing so well. Honesty is so key when we pour ouselves out to Christ…it won’t go unnoticed and He will have the victory in this situation. I’m praying for you sweet, and love your guts!
It’s so true. I’m still trying to get over my fear of saying prayer in ‘public’ out loud, even around my close Christian friends.
If it comes from the heart, who cares what the prayer sounds like to others?
God makes us grow and teaches us things every single day, even if we don’t notice it right away. How amazing.
Oh, Siesta, this hits home! I have picked up some bad habits with my tongue lately … God has been convicting me of that! I appreciate this reminder. 🙂
I love that statement it’s vital that our talk matches our walk. Oh how true is that. We speak of our greatness, but when it comes to our weakenesses we whisper in hushed tones. But God still here’s us right? and what he wants is us to be verbal in our weakenesses so HE CAN SHOW HIS STRENGTH. Powerful post. I wish I was going to the retreat. I need a good reminder about my own tongue, sometimes I am careless and I pluck the good seeds in which I planted.
Love you Darla
all-thanks you are all a great encouragement to me, and I am sure that God uses you to spur me on. Love you! Running this race to win the prize!
I love your heart! I love that you encourage us to just be real with God!!
I’m going through a similar thing. While the old flesh wants to just let them have a piece of my mind, the new Steph. wants to honor God with every word. I’m struggling with this tug of war in one specific place right now.
This post was very encouraging!!
Love you girl