Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Having not achieved perfection----but soon, real soon!

I don't know if I dare say it.......I don't want to send anyone into
a shock induce heart attack--but, I have just got to say it...............
I'm not perfect yet.......gasp!
Go ahead..... sit down.......as you can see from the picture below with all the sprouting gray hairs....Perfection has not arrived--YET-inside or out.
But watch out---
because
one day soon
as they are hauling satan away in his chains to be locked away forever in his pit--
I think in my perfection........cuz ya know I'll be perfect then \o/ !!!!!!
I might just have to gracefully stroll by and introduce him to the one
he tried so hard to destroy.
And then, I think it would be such sweet revenge
if God would let me have the final kick
that pushes him over the edge into his eternal home.
Sounds harsh huh...........he's got it comin'----believe me.


The face to the side belongs to a good buddy that went with me to the beach just to get away.

And the devotional I got today seemed to be very appropriate after what I has been going on-so I thought I'd post it.

And this imperfect girl would like to thank those of ya'll who prayed for me and sent encouraging messages. I read every one and I felt your prayers. I have had my heart crushed and learned some hard things about myself. But, as He promised....it was all for my good even if I can not see it right now.

Love ya'll and missed ya!

Author: Elisabeth Elliot
Source: A Lamp For My Feet
Scripture Reference: 1 Corinthians 15:49

Man of Dust

"As we have worn the likeness of the man made of dust, so we shall wear the likeness of the heavenly man" (1 Cor 15:49 NEB).

What a word of hope for us when we are discouraged with our own sinfulness! The old Adam is always there, rising in rebellion against the new life which Christ has given us. There is constant struggle, daily reminders that we are yet very unholy, very un-Christlike, very dusty. But a day will come when even I, with all my glaring faults, will wear the likeness of the heavenly Man. This gives me ammunition to fire at the Accuser. I shall be like Christ--just wait! You'll see!

12 comments:

Mary said...

Sharon,

You are such a sweet and kind friend. Here you've been going through trials and tribulations and you stop by and comment on my post about Brandon's Asperger's Syndrome.

Praying for you, my friend and remember you are deeply loved.

Blessings,
Mary

Halfmoon Girl said...

Oh, you're back and you're SASSY! You have to read "sassy" with a bit of attitude, cause I wrote it with a toss of the head and a little shoulder move.

Karen said...

Hey there Sharon. First off what a blessing that you have such a great friend to take off with - that's special. Oh my, we all have stuff and I know I don't like it when mine is exposed - that's the 'joy' of Revival - Revival isn't always what we imagine, rather it is us individually being refined in that fire and changed. From one who is being pruned and seeing herself all too clearly - yet thanking God (if that makes sense). I hear you!

Edge of Design said...

We only have to be LIKE Jesus, thankfully we don't have to be Jesus. There is only One and He is the Perfect One. Glad you're back sooner than two weeks. I was missing you. Thanks for the compliments on my pic. We went for walks around that spot as much as we could. It was our one place of retreat away from all the moans and groans of the Concrete Jungle.

Denise said...

Welcome back sis, praise God for always being there for us. I love you.

Melanie said...

Glad you're back! I've missed you and your words of wisdom.

Sandi said...

One thing is for sure you are not alone. In fact every one is with sin so we can understand to a part. Praying you will find complete peace in your situtation as the Lord works with you.

luvmy4sons said...

Hmmmm...Amen. What a lovely devotion. And you are too funny! Your heart rings in so sweet and gracious and kind. You have been greatly missed!

Denise said...

Do you remember the story about Peter when Jesus was going to wash their feet .... Not just me feet he said but all of me....... then Jesus replied......

Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also [my] hands and [my] head.

Jhn 13:10 Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash [his] feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all.


We get our feet dusty from walking in the world and we have need of repentance.... the sin that does so easily beset us....... Not lost.... salvation still in tact but the "dust" that hinders our relationship with the Father... Not on His side but on ours.... sooooooooo we wash our feet so to speak and repent..... hope that makes sense to you....... I taught on that many years ago....... Love seeing you back........ and yes there is a day coming that we will be perfect when our feet touch down on the dustless streets..........

Mimi's Toes said...

So glad to see you are back in the blogging world...I have missed you girlfriend! By the way, I love your teeth! They are so white and perty! I know, I'm a nut.

Nicki said...

YAY!!! You're back!!! And I'm so glad you're not perfect too!! =)

I hope things are turning around! I can't wait to hear what God's been showing you!!

freetofly said...

You are such a sweetheart to reach out to us in the middle of your refining! Listen, I am seeing PLENTY in myself that grieves me also, it is sweet how He deals with us...

Not up to par, so my comments on not on track...but you know my heart!

Love you!
Maria