Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Wise Woman

There is this scripture that has been talking to me for a couple years now.  It speaks into my heart about my past, it reminds me of the things that fell down around me.  In my heart I know it was me, I am the only common denominator in all those circumstances that swirl through my memory.

But, God's Word never mocks, there is no condemnation in Christ Jesus, so these memories are not mocking or condemning me, but rather reminding me of the place He found me, keeping fresh the memories.

Maybe they are here to help someone who struggles or to find their way to a canvas that will whisper the Word of God to ears that hear.  God's Word will not return void . . . but always accomplishes what He intends, where He intends.  They'll do the work I sent them to do, they'll complete the assignment I gave them.  Isaiah 55:11 The Message.  You never know who the Holy Spirit is convicting and re-constructing.  Amen.

It completely heals and fully restores, even to tiniest of details.

I had a best friend when I was young, during our fourth, fifth and sixth grades, she lived one block away.  Her Dad was the youth minister at the Methodist church, we attended a Baptist church, but when he noticed, or maybe it was her, that we weren't going to church on Sundays, they arranged it so that when they got to the corner they would honk their horn and I would come running out to ride to church with them. They moved and I never saw her again.

About ten years ago, I began to long for that friendship, the one that was clothed in innocence, all caught up in the youthful exchange of summers and so much laughter.  I began to ask God, in prayer, if I could find her again.  Just a few weeks ago He did provide and we we are now trying to catch up on forty years of living.  The point is, what has been tore down can be re-built, what is lost can be brought back around.

God's Word, through faith in Christ Jesus, restores and redeems my soul and my losses.  God created us for the love of us.  What was meant for evil, God used for good, for those who love Him, who earnestly seek Him.  He Loves us. ( present-active participle verb) I'm believing God.  :)

 The wise woman builds her house, 

the foolish one tears hers down.

Proverbs 14:1

My life experience with God shows 
that if you have been the foolish woman 
and tore your house down, with your very own hands, 
with God you can be the wise woman who builds hers.

Amen and amen.


Kathie Bryant said...

Thank you for sharing. I love your picture as well. Will you ever share how it is made? Thanks again for sharing from the heart!

kallen1105 said...

How beautiful your soul.I really enjoyed this... it touched my soul. I love your use of scripture in your art work. I am so happy that you found that special friendship again. I have a friend like yours; but we meet as adults. Their were several years of lost contact. When I was going through a rough time out of know where she called. How she found me is still a mystery. I call her my guardian angel.We have been through thick and thin together. She recently sent me a birthday card that read, "keepers of secrets and each other's hearts" That explains us to a tee. Please keep sharing. May God continue to work his miracles in our lives.

Nezzy said...

How very well you used your artwork to support the Word! Both beautifully eloquent.

Your hands are awesome sister!

God bless and have a great day sweetie!!!

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