Tuesday, June 15, 2010

In Other Words--Healing Fault Lines


“Sin crouches at our doors, looking for fault lines, searching for a point of entry into our hearts and souls. Which is why it’s so important to allow God to expose and confront the cracks in our characters.”

by Joanna Weaver
Having a Mary Spirit

My fault lines are on display this week. We are in crunch time--ten days until we move into our new house across the country. Trying to get things ready for the movers to come and pack. Trying to keep the girls busy and to help them cope with their very first move. Trying to say the good-byes I need to say. And doing it all as a single parent since German is across country working.

Yes, the fault lines are showing.
              Easily Frustrated

They are all there. Yet, they are not in control. I have been gratefully amazed how many times in the last five days I have felt that check in my spirit and actually responded to it before the fault line quaked. Not always, but more often than not I've followed the cue to step back and wait on God.

This has not come easy. In fact, it has been down right difficult. But it is so rewarding to see the resluts of the time spent with God, trusting him to show me the cracks in my character and seeking his healing of those cracks. Yes, there are still tremors in my character. Sometimes there are even full-fledged eartquakes. But the time between them gets longer and the effects get weaker as I allow God to heal the faults. I've seen the results this week and it makes me never want to return to constantly living in a quake zone.

Do you know where your fault lines lie? Have you given them to God to allow him to heal them?

You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
~Eph 6:22-24, 31-32~

Father God thank you for your grace during this move. Thank you for helping me keep the chaos around me from shaking my spirit--and for helping me respond to you and not to the circumstances. Continue to ease the fault lines in my life. Amen.

Deborah at Chocolate and Coffee is our lovely hostess for In Other Words this week. Please visit and be blessed.


Tami Boesiger said...

I pray God continues to sustain you, friend. May the next chapter in your life be sweeter than the last.

Praying for you!

e-Mom said...

You're moving? May the peace of God be with you, day by day. ღ

Karen said...

Its amazing how life brings out our fault lines. Whoa! God bless your big move!

Velda said...

Thank you SO much for the beautiful card :) You are so thoughtful, I love you. I wish you the best in your move and hurry back!