Beauty in Brokenness

"He has made everything Beautiful in it's time." Eccl. 3:11

Here goes nothing… or should I say everything

on March 26, 2013

I have made a jump into the blogosphere…. or maybe I kind of waded in baby toe first.  I am not too sure yet where I want this blog to go.  That is yet to be determined.  But that seems like a bit of a theme in my life.  I am a work in progress.  I am not who I was, but I am not yet who God wants me to be.

Please walk through this process with me one step at a time, one post at a time.  I am anticipating an adventure.  And what fun is an adventure if you know where you are going and how you are getting there?  God doesn’t really work that way.  He knows, and He lets us in a little at a time.

Someone told me the other day that God is a light AND a lamp.  They are both similar in concept, but very different.

He is the Light in the distance; the one lighting the way.  He is the destination we are heading toward; the “X marks the spot” if you will.

He is also the lamp.  A lamp is not a light, it is a lamp.  It gives off enough light to see your feet.  It reveals your next step, but that is it.

Those are the essentials.  and that’s all He gives us.  and its enough.  Not always by our standards, but by His.  Sometimes I am tempted to think that He keeps this information to himself to tease me, or because He is on some sort of power trip wanting to keep control.  But the more I get to know the character of my Father, I realize it’s because He loves me.  Part of the reason is because there might be things that are hard.  He is shielding me from unnecessary fear or worry.  But mostly I think He keeps those little details to himself because He wants to experience them together.

It’s like watching someone you love open a present.  You can experience the surprise with them.  See the emotions on their face.  Feel the excitement.

Or maybe its like watching your favorite movie with someone who hasn’t seen it yet.  It’s like you are watching it for the very first time. You remember what they are feeling.  You see it through their eyes, and it gives you a whole new appreciation for the story.  It’s a game changer.

He loves to experience things with us.  He enjoys us.  He loves us.  Can you even imagine that the Creator of the Universe enjoys you?  Crazy!

I honestly can’t imagine that… But I want to know it with every fiber of my being.  I want to live out that Truth in my life.  Because if I really understand that truth, it changes everything.

Hence this blog….

I need to see how God is working in my life.  I need to work it out in my heart.  I want to see it in black and white on the screen.  That way I can taste and see that God is good.(Psalm 34:8)  Unfortunately, more often than not, I need reminding.  And He loves to remind.

So I will record this adventure, step by step.  Follow along if you would like.


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