Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Notetaking

Some things that keep coming up in my mind and in things I hear swirling around me....
What does it mean to be a bride? There is so much in Scripture about this and I want to explore it more. I am not a bride in this life, so I don't know how that feels. I am most certainly a bride in another realm, so I need to understand that.
I know that the beloved bride of Christ is the Church. I have so much to learn about the Church. I don't understand the first thing about it! But I've been a part of it for as long as I can remember. Have I forgotten my first love? Does some intimacy need rekindling?

As my friend James so wisely pointed out for us, God promises to give us to the nations, as a light. It's not about what I can receive, or what I can give. It's what He is giving and He is giving me, so I'm kinda motivated to check myself and make sure I'm living like a gift! Pretty sure there is some room for expansion in this area.

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Thank you to those of you who follow the trail of my hobbling brokenness all over this page and encourage me with your insight. We are all in this together. We are all the walking wounded ... we are under His healing care.

For my part, and that of others I'm close to, I see that God is supernaturally, fabulously kind and good to me. I am so abashed by the way He is blessing me, even as I collapse into frustration and fearfulness every 5 hours. I don't want to forget! I need to be faithful.

2 comments:

Isabella said...

Sydney, as I've told you before, from the second I met you, you carried yourself with such love that you immediately became an inspiration.
You shared your story with us at Bible study and it amazes me how you are SO faithful and so open to seeing what God wants for you!
We were talking about how being faithful is being able to 'fake it till you make it' last night at Bible study. Some days you're going to be down in the dumps but you go through the motions because you know that He has something better for you. I don't know if you do this or not because if you do you are FABULOUS at it!
Keep doing what you do 'cause you are a GIFT to so many! Don't ever forget that! <3

DRB said...

I like what Isabella said! I want to transform 'fake it till you make it' to faith it till you make it' (but then still keep 'faithing' it;)