Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Spring and some cleaning

Busy, Busy!
Time seems to be flying and I can't seem to get it to slow down.
Between the necessary, the have to's and the can't get out of's---where is my life?
I am trying to get some studying done for women's group. We are studying Isaiah and it is taking a little(lot) of time. So, why am I on the internet? Well, I needed a little inspiration.
I went out and walked around the yard to get some pictures for Andrea of LifeSongs--because she is so longing for spring. It is coming and coming fast!

Now for some Biblical inspiration!

As you know Isaiah is all about God letting Judah know just what He thinks of them.
It is not a nice picture.
And, He is loving enough to warn them of what He is going to do if they do not shape up. We just finished up the first five chapters. We are doing 5 at a time. Although last Thursday we did not make it through 5 in discussion-it still was good. I so miss a good discussion. Women chewing the word together. I love chewing the word!
You tell me what God told you and I'll tell you what God showed me.
Show and tell!
Now of course we are starting on chapter 6. Wanna know what it would be like to have a face to face with the living God? Read this chapter.
There is no skipping into the throne room in this scene.
God is seated on His throne.
His children are in rebellion-but He is seated.
Half of His children have already been taken into captivity--but He is seated.
He sets secure in His authority as ruler of creation.
Nothing is going to ruffle His feathers-no disrespect intended.
So today...........He is still seated.
Nation against nation---He is sitting.
Brother against brother--He is still sitting.
He is awesome in His authority and He will not be pushed.
Not one thing is going to happen before He allows it. He is not even concerned about elections.
Nope.....there is not a bead of sweat on His brow.
I can get into a panic-and I do-and try and figure it all out------and He will still be sitting.
Is He sitting because He is emotionless? Goodness no!
He sits--and He mourns.
He sits---and He is angry.
He sits--and He laughs.
He sits-- and He whispers in a still calm voice.

Come home---Come home.
If you are weary.............Come HOME!
There is not one place where you can go to hide from my presence, or even be out of my sight.
Run from me in an airplane..and I am right there with you.
Dress in the highest fashion and wear the most beautiful mask to hide your true self------and I still see your heart.
Dark is light to me. Hiding out won't shade your true color from me.
So, turn your heart toward home. Come and let me clean you. Let my words burn away the stain of this world. Let me wrap you in my perfect love.
Then you will know freedom.
Then you will be at peace.

So now it is time to return to the pages of Isaiah. Lots of stuff there--good stuff.
Be good. Love God. Love those creatures He created.
Yes, love the sinner-not the sin.
And I'll be back later.
Got to go study. :)


Mary said...

A powerful post, Sharon. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks also for your prayers for Michelle. She is resting comfortably and not really up to visitors until tomorrow. There is an update on my blog and the GYN/surgeon said that the surgery went well. We will not know the lab results for a while.


Kellan said...

Great pictures and post! Spring is going to be here before we know it! Have a good evening Sharon - see ya. Kellan

Anonymous said...

RYC: I'm a little slow but I understand now. Thanks for the clarification.

I enjoyed your post on Isaiah today and sometimes I like to take what you've written just a tad further. By the I mean, with God sitting and calling His children to come home, I like to think of it in the way that a child who is hurting sits on her daddy's lap and her daddy holds her in His arms until all the hurt has subsided and then He can minister words of healing.

Denise said...

I love the pictures, lovely. The post was awesome.

Denise said...

If the bible were a house and all the books were rooms I would live in Isaiah..... I have read and studied more from Isaiah than any other book.... Isaiah the weeping prophet........ I don't feel so bad that I cry a lot..... I have good company.. What chapter do you want input on? Chapter 6.... or the first 5..... I have to sit most of the day tomorrow and I will study...... tonight I am blurry eyed and past tired.................ahahah but Mom is ok and I have to get her to a podiatrist this week.......See if we can get this gout in control..................

hugs sweetie.......

MelanieJoy said...

Good post. You guys are just a little ahead of us...no blooms just yet. I've had enough of this rain though...my car is 5 shades of dirt.

Melanie said...

I also need some spring! I love the pictures.

Cahleen 何凱琳 said...

I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival of spring as well. By the way, the comment that you left me was so hilarious and sweet! I'm so glad you blog!

Sandi said...

I too am longing for spring. Yes even spring cleaning. Thats for the Isaiah post. One day soon I want to do a study on Isaiah. I do find Isaiah so powerful

luvmy4sons said...

Awesome post, like blam to the weary soul. Thank you! I love Isaiah! Love it!

BunnyGirl said...

Just popping in to say hi and hope you are well.

Mimi's Toes said...

I needed a pick me up today. Thanks for always doing that for me when I check out your blog.

Nise' said...

Enjoyed those glimpses of Spring! I need them here in wintery wonderland!

SunnySusan said...

Yes, spring will be here soon....yes, I love spring...new life coming....love it

My Lord and King siting royally and of course He has emotions...all of them...or He couldn't know how we feel.

Heb 4:15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.

Awesome Lord we praise Your Name...

Halfmoon Girl said...

That reminds me of the hymn Tenderly, Softly. Love that song!

Andrea said...

YAY!! Thanks for those pictures. They give me hope......

You're too sweet!!