Saturday, July 12, 2008

*Sniff Sniff!*

*Sniff Sniff*

You gals have done it again!!

You all have touched my heart deeply with your encouraging and super supportive comments on my "Hard Post".

I really debated for days whether or not to post about that episode.

Well, I am intensely glad I did.

I want you gals to know and understand that I am FAR from perfect. I've lost a lot of friends due to the fact that some people (well, lots of people, actually) think that I am perfect, just because I choose to follow a Proverbs 31 approach to my life, my parenting, and my marriage.

I'm something of an anomaly in my church, believe it or not. I'm the odd man out, but that's okay with me. I just live my life according to what God has laid out for me in the Holy Bible......and the rest is not my affair.

I tell you, I had tears in my eyes as I read each one of your comments.

I trust and know that you all are just like me, imperfect and becoming.

I am so glad I started blogging! You all have been better friends to me than most of my real life friends!

I hesitated to let my husband read the post, because I didn't ask him before I posted about that very sensitive episode. After all, I didn't want to embarrass or dishonor him...

But last night I did let him read it, and he actually said it was a really good post.

I'm so glad I did post it!

I'm no longer angry and festering anymore. The realizations that the Lord has brought to me in the past few days have healed and taken away a lot of what was stewing and brewing and corroding.

Thank you for praying for me. Thank you for standing shoulder to shoulder with me in this walk of faith. I value each one of you!!

As I close this post, I leave you with a few words from one of my favorite songs. It's called "Settle on My Soul" by the Martins, which happens to be one of my all time favorite groups, and I'm sad that they aren't together anymore......

I have fasted, I have prayed,
I've walked a straight line
and I have strayed.
Climbed a mountain
beat my chest
on my knees I have confessed.
Strip this pride, search me, Lord.
Open Heaven, show me more...
Settle on my soul, sweet Jesus,
settle down on me.
Let the veil fall from my face.
Reveal Your mystery.
Let me feel Your embrace
warm my unbelief.
Settle on my soul, sweet Jesus,
settle down on me.

Excerpted from the Glorify, Edify, Testify album by the Martins


Tiffany said...

I love the Martin's too! When I was younger we'd go to the Praise Gathering at the Indianapolis Convention Center every year and they were usually there. That's when I first started liking them. Then, when I went to college in Nashville TN, I attended Christ Church and that's where they attended when they weren't on tour.

Funny you mentioned the name "Selah" because that is one I was thinking about recently! LOVE IT! I'll have to run it past my husband and see what he thinks. He's really into what names mean, so since Selah means "Rock," I'm pretty sure he'll like that aspect.

Gayle @ thewestiecrew said...

Mmmmmm...I sure do love this bloggy world, too. :)

Anonymous said...

I am sorry I didn't comment on your last post. I meant to. I have a hard time with posting the "hard posts" myself. It so encouraging and challenging to see how God uses our vulnerability and weakness' to bring Him the glory if we let Him. God has tore down so many walls that were so thick in high in my life. I hear ya on the blog friends. I can't wait to spend eternity with you all:)

Renata said...

Your last post was excellent & I loved they way you encouraged people to read Elizabeth George's book! I also love the way you try & live according to God's word - so do I - although I fail much too much. Isn't this bloggy world great - the chance to meet so many Christian ladies you would never meet in real life!!