Another piece to the puzzle that I have been working on for what feels like forever but acutally is only about 8 years. The puzzle is Holy and Pure. I have prayed like crazy for this and although I get some smiles when I mention it, no one seems to want to touch it or they think I am way out of my league. I laugh in the face of out of my league! 🙂 God has a sense of humor and HE said I can do all things through HIM. I believe that most of the time.
Due to being human and having this stupid sin nature ( I hate it), I tend to get weary as I think I should be achieving this Holiness and purity much quicker than I am. The real problem is that my eyes tend to look at others and well actually they just seem to have it so much more together than me. A typical week for me is walk-run-fall down-brush off-get up- walk- run- falldown… I think you get the picture. The last few mornings and through out my day I have been questioning the Lord as to why? I walk through the whole thing that I do love HIM , and I am working at it with all my heart and soul, but my mind, and strength sometimes just give out on me. I begin to get discouraged…
Today as I was studying Wisdom, I came across something that I have stumbled on before that intrigues me, and I began to search … oddly enough I came across something I wasn’t looking for but truly was an answer to my questions I was asking the Lord…”I am asking to be pure and holy, but I am getting stumbling, I am learning and have come so far from where I met Christ, and still it seems to be a never-ending process of strongholds, and breaking free.” Then this verse…Daniel 11:35 Some of the wise will stumble, so that they may be refined, purified and made spotless … I am not saying that I am wise but I am seeking wisdom, and I certainly do stumble…maybe HE is making me pure and holy-spotless for HIM. HE is answering my prayer, LOL I get very excited about little pieces like this to add to the puzzle.
1/31/08-UPDATE- While feeling bad today, I went to visit Boomama at http://boomama.blogspot.com and clicked on Boo Cast…her and Bigmama have a podcast that is hysterical! If you have ever been a mama, know a mama, or just plain had a mama..these girls will so brighten any ones day!
11 responses to “Another piece to the puzzle”
I love your thoughts on this! I think we all question things here and there and when we are open to hearing the answer the Lord always provides! Good stuff! Hope all is well with you!
Your HEART is holy and pure to HIM!! I truly believe that His work in us goes so much deeper than we can understand with our humanness. We will always come up short if we compare our walk with the walk of others. And only God knows where the “others” hearts are. We are all a work in progress, one on one with Him. I believe He uses our humanness to draw those who need Him most, to Himself. I have been learning that it is in the struggle to be like Him that wisdom is learned. No perfection this side of heaven, but He has our hearts and through Jesus, we are made perfect to Him. I always am reminded to “Be still and know that I am God.”
Love you Darla, your words always drive it home for me.
This was one of those posts that make me think. I want my intentions to be pure and honest always, although I know I fall short some times. Great post!
I just love how God gave you that verse! You are wise in Him my friend! You are such an encouragement and blessing to me. God uses your life in so many wonderful ways. We are all on this path to holiness if we are seeking Him. It is a process. That is the key. Process. We may not progress as fast as we like but His timing is perfect and He is the one who has to move us so that makes things lighter for me when I start thinking that way.
Oh I just say “ditto” to Angela!
Your heart for our Savior is evident in every word
you speak. You seek Him minute by minute and it shows. Girl you radiate for HIM!
I love you and thank God for you!
Darla, I really understand what you are saying. Is it me or is the world spinning so fast that I keep falling. All I can tell you is get in the word, like you are doing and let the word get in you. You will climb mountains and destroy them at the same time, Mark 11:23-24.
The Lord loves you and he wanted to make you a mighty soilder in his Army. Keep seeking and you will find. And yes you can list my blog site. Can not wait to see more of your blog and what God is going to do with you. God bless you, from Tanya
Thanks you all are so encouraging! I just love the Word! and I love how God has brought us all together for this day. HE really is doing a work in us all, and HE promises to bring it to completion.
Thanks for posting on my blog! You certainly may add it to your list. May I do the same?
I do not know your church affiliation, but mine stresses Holiness – -referred to as “entire Sanctification” ( completely set apart for God’s use). Sometimes called “A second work of grace”. I am no theologian! Not even close! :o) Growing in Christ is a daily – moment by moment process.
Have a “growing day” today!
Papa- you can add me to your list. 🙂 I was raised in a Presbyterian church, went to a lutheran church, later an ECC, but God has put me in a Bible CHurch with an excellent pastor, and after 35 plus years searching it all out..I know I am home in this church. Sanctification is still a “choice” and I am praying for more desire to be sanctified, and patience to know it is happening in the good Lords timing! 🙂
Excited! Judy and I start work Friday the 15th! Check out my new post!
Papa-headed right over to your place in cyber blogsville right now