Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Transparency and Tempered Glass...

 


Being transparent...
We are in the times of every line being  blurred.
As a Christian Lady I want to be able to speak life and truth,
Yet hold to a standard of biblical womanhood!
You may as well  know for yourself how hard this might be!
God has called us to speak truth in love...

I want to be able to distinguish between being offended and when my heart is grieved.
This is not always easy!
One way for me to respond to a hurt or sorrow is to not respond immediately.
Words are powerful and we need to use them wisely!
We all have faults and areas where we struggle !
I have tried to practice and hold my words for at least a day
When I am dealing with matters of the heart.
The amount of time of waiting is not as important as practicing the holding!

I say this to address wounds and matters of the heart
Because we live in such a way that we are just reacting to our hurts and wounds
And not to the truth that must be revealed...

We are called to be the light which gives me a picture of a flame behind glass.
And this glass must be tempered glass so it will not break easily.
Yet we should  not be people of a plastic nature which can and will melt
When up close to the flame.
The truth that God reveals to me usually exposes a wound or a lie!
We must apply grace to ourselves and to others.
Do not be quick to lambaste someone!

A true Lady in Christ does all things well and she waits and trusts the one
Who is in control and making all things new!

Love will cover a multitude of sins!


And let us not be weary in well doing:
 for in due season we shall reap, (reward and fruits) if we faint not!
 Gal 6:9




6 comments:

Pam said...

Very well said Rox. Good words.
Love and Blessings,
Pam

Sandra Bartram said...

This is just what I have been thinking and praying about myself. Last night I heard a sermon about not losing our boldness as Christians, yet we need to make sure we say it in the right spirit and tone or it's going to do more damage. Good post!

White Lace and Promises said...

Very thought-provoking and true! Wounded people, wound others. Hurting people, hurt others. I try to remember that.

Ceil said...

Hi Roxy! I love your image of the light behind the glass. We do need to temper our thoughts and reflect more on the power of our words. I was just writing something along a similar theme.

I find that I can misunderstand what someone is saying very easily. Taken to heart, I can feel very hurt for no reason at all. Waiting a bit to reflect is a really great idea.

Have a good weekend :)
Ceil

Jann Olson said...

Good and wise words Roxy!
hugs,
Jann

Kelley said...

Good teaching today!

Happy highways,
Kelley~

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