Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Words from the Wise

I have a link there down on the left that says "LPM". This is the blog for Living Proof Ministries. Beth Moore is a wonderful Bible teacher and she wrote a post yesterday that made me think. She does that alot :) I took a snippet of it here:

The beauty of finding yourself at a milestone of any meaningful kind in life is not that the journey there was so pretty. Or so successful. In many ways, the mysterious beauty of the whole thing is that the "getting there" was so awkward, wobbly, inconsistent, and even down-right messy that most of the time, you thought you'd never make it. What makes life on this frightful sod so exquisite is God's merciful propensity to perform divine tasks amid deeply flawed people. To paint intricate colors on a torn-up canvass. We can recognize a miracle when we see one because we know that, for God to use us, redeem us, or complete one stinkin' thing of value in us, it would have taken nothing less. That's what He calls getting the glory.

I don't know if you happen to be under heaps of discouragement right now over how messy your trip to any place good - even any place "God" - tends to be but I'd like to clear something up. No one does this life-thing perfectly. NO ONE.

I just really needed to hear that. Sometimes I'm wonder if I'm doing everything right. I'm not. I'm not doing everything right. But that's where grace comes in. I can't be the perfect wife. I can't be the perfect daughter, I can't be the perfect friend. I sometimes get sloppy and lazy and I get upset with myself. I haven't been eating right lately. I haven't done the laundry. My kitchen is a mess. I need to get this and that done. The list goes on and on and on. Sometimes it does seem like I'm just never gonna get there. I am deeply flawed. But that's why this life we live in is a miracle. Despite my flaws, the Lord still does something of value in my life. I have purpose.

Just wanted to share :)

5 comments:

Lindsee said...

This is absolutely too funny, well, not funny. But, I was gonna paste the part on my blog that sayed no one does life perfect, and that, we need to be what we seem.

The post was my own little devotional yesterday. SO good. Words I so needed to hear!!!

I love you, and miss you too. (more than you know!)

And, hopefully I can get a dog one day and name him Poco. Oh, the joy!

Anonymous said...

I loved the post! It just spurred my on for today :) What wonderful words. And how when i was reading that i thought of you and highschool and all the things the Lord did in my life and how many of them involved you and i just need you to know i love you and you're simply amazing!!
Hugs to my freckle face pretty girl :)
Jo

Joanna said...

ok i want to see if my name works :)

Joanna said...

Ok...for the real thing :)
#1 & #2You're so welcome for the text update and for updating
#3I love Monty too!! Thank you for naming him/her??
#4In Johns arms everything is at peace :) I love him!
#5Thank you for being so proud of me and for all your words of encouragment and love during my college years ;)
And last but not least....
I LOVE YOU JENNY BETH :)

Shelly said...

One - and off of the correct respective blog - I love the dog :)
Two - in case you've forgot, I hopped over here via Lindsee's blog (I think...hehe)...so don't want to appear as a random weirdo :)
Three - I 'amen' this one with you too! I'm such a beggar of His grace and thankful that He always has it 'all together.' Bless you LORD!