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It’s a Trap!!!

October 17, 2011

Is everything which takes me away from the Receiving and Glorifying – A trap?

A bramble bush?

A sneaky way to stop me and slow me on the Keep Moving?

Paused along the side of the Path I  inspect where the thorns snag.

Pulled by a dozen tiny barbs all grabbing at different places.

Tangled I investigate the best way I can break free.

Each thorns relationship to me investigated.  So many separate places of me caught.

My eyes off You and on me as I decide how to handle this tiresome relationship with prickly Holly bushes and thorns.

Scrapes and tears to self make me look away.

In the looking away I have turned my eyes from You.  I look at the places where the thorns, not caught on the outward, grazing flesh start to swell pink.

It was all just a trap. I looked away.  I was following.. but now I am not.

Now I am caught…caught up in all of this.  A familiar place… the end realization : the brambles still have thorns.
How many times must I go through before I sidestep them completely?

This isn’t Receiving.

This isn’t Glorifying.

I know what those feel like.

I look up.  Make the choice given to me.

No more time wasted on the Keep Moving.

I pick out the thorn from my sleeve… These thorns don’t need to be worn by me.

He already wore thorns for me.

When we wrestle with the thorns are we really just insulting Him.  Are we saying we can do it better?  Are we saying He didn’t wear them well?  Are we saying He didn’t do enough for us and now we must?

I plant my foot on the path…cleared by Him long ago.

Glorifying Him I am humbled that He already bore it all…thorns and Holly bushes and brambles and briars.

None of it is worth me insulting Him….none of it is worth me saying He didn’t do enough.

Apologize…it’s a given.

Forgiven I walk forward determined to Glorify... and Receive.

Keep Moving.

Let’s get Thankful friends!… So much…too much for the entire internet to hold…so let’s go with the sampler platter:

  1. Great Grandchildren picture going off without a hitch.
  2. Great grandchildren and grandchildren with an awesome legacy.
  3. The garden still in full swing.
  4. Hearing clearly from God.
  5. That HE would take time every.single.day. to talk with me….me?!
  6. Not being crushed by the weight of thornfull obligations…big sigh out!
  7. The baby waking me up like a baby ninja every morning…time spent with the loves of my life so early.
  8. A husband who makes me an egg sandwich every.single.day.
  9. Starting to like some of my  water painting art again…first time in a loooooong time.
  10. My nephew giving my sister a dirty look…so wrong but so hilarious…especially since I am not his mom.
  11. A certain person who shakes my hand with sincerity every.single.Sunday.
  12. Watching Yen dance…watching someone heal and speak through dance… her art, amazing.
14 Comments leave one →
  1. October 17, 2011 9:17 am

    When we wrestle with the thorns are we really just insulting Him. Are we saying we can do it better? Are we saying He didn’t wear them well? Are we saying He didn’t do enough for us and now we must? I know this wrestle well…walking forward with you today…to glorify and receive.
    Isn’t funny how we can find humor in others kid’s behavior…but if it was ours…oh….
    Good Monday morning T…have a blessed day…

    • October 17, 2011 12:45 pm

      So true… he was sooo cute…even cuter because my sister could barely keep a straight face.
      he wanted to eat his food with a little bulldozer toy…
      so funny.
      T

  2. October 17, 2011 10:38 am

    ohhhhhhh my gosh. “I pick out the thorn from my sleeve… These thorns don’t need to be worn by me.

    He already wore thorns for me.”

    wow. He wore them as a crown so that HE may be glorified. In all our brambles HE can be glorified.

    man. so much good in amongst the brambles. So much learned.

    It’s not about the Holly bushes…

    i love this post.

  3. October 17, 2011 12:12 pm

    I love this post too… I am never tired of being reminded of all Christ did for me so long ago. It makes me so much more sure of all that He does for me today.
    It is raining here today. I pray showers of blessings on you and your family today.
    I have a Hawthorn tree on our hillside and each time I pass it I love its thorns because it reminds of One who wore them in my place ❤

  4. October 17, 2011 1:02 pm

    Thanks for dropping by my blog. I too get caught up in thorns and rather than focusing on how well God handles them, I get caught up in being mad at them for daring to enter my life. Somewhat haughty of me, I know, but there you have it. Your post is a good reminder!

    • October 17, 2011 1:32 pm

      I get ya. I think that is normal to be mad at it for bothering your life… I am probably guilty of the same thing.
      T

  5. October 17, 2011 4:10 pm

    Beautiful post, always relevant, always true.

  6. Dorie permalink
    October 17, 2011 4:44 pm

    Oh, number 5 – “that He would take the time to talk with me every day” – Yes! How is that He, the Creator and Sustainer, would notice me – How grateful I am for His love (and how humbled I am by it as well!)

  7. October 17, 2011 8:37 pm

    Beautiful post!

    • October 18, 2011 9:33 am

      sorry I didn’t see this before.. (it was in the spam)
      I have missed you ..glad to see you stopping by.
      T

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