"If you don't see the real me, you won't see what love has won..." Vota

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


You know, in my old blog's (Chaosunraveling) description I described my blog as... well in a nut shell-- the progressive story of my sanctification. It really still is. The unraveling of the chaotic mess I have made of my life. God is pulling the tangled strands out one hair at a time (I think all too literally too for my hair is really, really getting thin!) That's beside the point. I have noticed that as I have given myself to the Lord as a living sacrifice, He nit-picks the little areas of my life I thought were under control... well, my control maybe. I love how He points out these things and makes sure to correct me or convict me in each area. He is so kind as to not-- may I put it metaphorically-- brush all the tangles in one hard stroke and yank all of my hair out at the root. He is patient and gentle and careful, but faithful to complete the task. Just as a mother would be/should be in brushing her little girl’s nappy hair.

There is a scripture that has been in the forefront of my mind for a week or so now that I know was God speaking to me and pointing out His faithfulness. This verse/ verses are from the sermon on Sunday. 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24, 23May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it.

Verse 24 is the one that stuck out to me. God, who calls you out to be different and makes you separate for His glory, will not call you out and leave you hanging. He will do it! Not, He might do it, or He will do it if... There are no strings attached. He will work the process of sanctification on His believers! He knows us better than we know ourselves and He knows how to make these changes in us.

In me they require baby steps. I know He knows how unbalanced I can become if too much happens at once. He knows I can tend to deal (or not deal) with anxiety even though He tells me to be anxious about nothing! He knows my heart and the areas that require the most attention, and He knows how to prepare my heart for change. Let me say that again-- He knows how to prepare my heart for change. He doesn't just throw me a curve ball and expect me to catch it. He teaches me how to respond to His signals. He is in constant communication with me-- just like the catcher and the pitcher at a baseball game. They know each other and they have an intimate way of communicating their intentions. God does that too-- He has given me the indwelling of Himself-- The Holy Spirit who talks me through the changes, counsels me as I need help, advocates for me when I need a little more patience or a lesson repeated, and sings over me when I get it right!

Don't you love that thought no fact as much as I do? God sings over us. He is our biggest cheerleader. He rejoices over us with singing! I bet, when I finally get it right, He really sings at the top of His lungs the Hallelujah chorus accompanied by thousands of angles in an orchestra! What a cheering section! God's glory will be evident in my life-- He will make sure of it. Just imagine it. We may not get to hear that beautiful music (it has to be beautiful He created the art in the first place!) in this realm, but I am certain we will hear it on the day we are escorted to His presence. (Revelation 19 backs me up here!) This will be our wedding music.

I have catered many weddings and heard many kinds of wedding music, but the most moving (usually to tears) is when the father sings to his daughter and new son. Can you imagine, God just might sing personally at our wedding.

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