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Monday, October 4, 2010

Exposing Truth

Our weekend was a quiet one, yet for me ~ VERY PRODUCTIVE! With my upcoming surgery I have had sooo many emotions going on and feel the need to get my house deep cleaned and in order! I realized this weekend that I am feeling somewhat apprehensive about this surgery. Having had my other shoulder done just a little over a year ago, I am most concerned about my recovery being as difficult as it was last time. There is a part of me that feels like I have just finally gotten myself, my home, and my time back to somewhat "normal" and now I am going to be down again physically but hopefully not emotionally.

What happens when truth is revealed? Well, for me it allows the Lord to work me through it! Normally, I am pretty good at recognizing things within myself and working through them. For some reason this time, I am a little slower! I was working away this weekend cleaning and organizing my kitchen ~ cleaning out the pantry, removing everything from the cupboards and cleaning and re-organizing, etc. and it was during this time I felt the Lord say "You are keeping yourself occupied so you don't have to face your feelings!"

Wait? What? "Am I really Lord?"

"Yes, and you need to share them with ME and lay them down so that I can help you through them" "Bring your feelings, concerns, fears, and anxious thoughts into the LIGHT. When they are exposed they will no longer be your burden, but I will walk with you through each one!"

I was overwhelmed with the Lords Divine Intervention! While I continued to do the cleaning & organizing I did it with a peace-filled heart and a knowing that while I set out to do these tasks in the first place to create order in my home I was also pushing the truth down or sweeping my emotions under the rug. The Lord desires for me to have order in my home as well, but I believe more than that, HE desires to have my whole heart along with my cares and concerns!

1Peter5:6-8
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour


What about you? Are you sweeping anything under the rug and holding it in? If so, the Lord is waiting with arms wide open ready to take your burdens and walk you through all your cares!

Have a blessed week my friends! Big HUGS to you ALL!

10 comments:

kim

And I thought I was the only one who did this. Sure is refreshing to know I'm not the only one that busies myself to keep from thinking & feeling sometimes. How wonderful that you recognized His voice and listened. I think I often am too busy even to pay attention to what He might be saying and just keep on workin' away, not bothering to listen. A great reminder! Excellent post!

The Real Me!

I think the reason I have such joy in my life is knowing that God Almighty is in complete control of everything. He proves Himself daily. I love that!
You'll be okay my friend. I just know it.
Big hugs to you!
Kim

Nana's Nuggets

Hi! Loren, Oh, just hearing about this surgery makes me say "Ouch", I had my right shoulder done a few years ago and I know what the recovery time is! and this is the surgery my son had a few weeks ago. He tries to make himself do and finds out quickley that arm does not work just yet! But this too will pass, and since you have already had it done, you want go in blinded to it! But yes! God will give you the strength when you feel the weekest! Please let us know when this will be, We have to Pray!! Have a Blessed and Happy:) Monday.

Steph T.

Wow! He must be talking to both of us because I have been dealing with this same thing over the last few weeks. Trying to get my emotions & feelings focused on what he wants not what I want. Great post today girl!!!
Love ya

Jeanine

That was a beautiful post. Isn't it funny when and how God speaks to us? My favorite time was once when I was putting away clean laundry. Sometimes He sneaks up on us when we least expect it and gives us a message that really hits home. I'm sorry you have to go through this surgery again and I hope that this time your recovery will be less challenging than the last one.
Peace and blessings to your day!
Jeanine

Beth.. One Blessed Nana

Loren - great post that I needed to read today! I am praying for you as you get ready for the surgery - I know that it won't be any fun, but I pray that God renews and restores your health quickly!

Darcie

One of the many great gifts that God gives us...to lay things at His feet. My problem is that I usually want to pick them back up after I have put them there, but I am learning...slowly.

When is your surgery again Loren?

Saleslady371

No, I think that I probably look within too much! Ha-ha. But for sure there are other ways I hide! I'm praying for your upcoming surgery, my friend.

Denise

Praying for you sis, and loving you.

Girly Muse

I know the Lord is refreshed by your tender heart and that you hear his voice. Praying that this experience is nowhere near as difficult as the last time. Love you so much. Wish I was closeby to help you through this...could at least help with food. :) XO

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