Monday, March 5, 2012


Significant? Or Obedient?

In my Wounded Heart journey one of the weaknesses God is revealing is my affinity for my own voice, the way I write, pull words together, communicate my story. Manipulate it? In Week 3 of this Wounded Heart journey, we were asked to share our stories, within the parameter of 10 minutes each. I sat down and wrote 22 pages. 44 minutes? I asked Morning Glory to listen, to help me with editing. I really didn't want to delete a single word and I knew she had the courage to invite me to integrity, to expect accountability.

She gently encouraged me to focus on the tears, the words that made me cry.

I want to believe that every word is important, significant. And God says yes, my daughter,
you are significant. Then God says no, the words are not always significant, sometimes
all those words get in the way of the story
that matters, your story, My Truth.

Too many words mask what is Significant.

Listening to a podcast from my faith community, again I am moved to tears:

"I identified at the end of November my desire to be significant and ... I found God was not asking me to be significant. That's not in my power or in definition. God was asking me to be obedient. He was asking me to follow after Him, regardless of wind or weather, regardless of image and what it might look like, and regardless of what people might say." —Mike Rambo, 2012.01.29

Rejoice over her fate, O heaven
and people of God and apostles and prophets!
For at last God has judged her
for your sakes.
Then a mighty angel picked up a boulder the size of a huge millstone.
He threw it into the ocean and shouted,
“Just like this, the great city Babylon
will be thrown down with violence
and will never be found again.
The sound of harps, singers, flutes, and trumpets
will never be heard in you again.
No craftsmen and no trades
will ever be found in you again.
The sound of the mill
will never be heard in you again.
The light of a lamp
will never shine in you again.
The happy voices of brides and grooms
will never be heard in you again.
For your merchants were the greatest in the world,
and you deceived the nations with your sorceries.
In your streets flowed the blood of the prophets and of God’s holy people
and the blood of people slaughtered all over the world.”

—Revelation 18:20-24 NLT

I need and desire to embrace obedience, let God determine what is significant, the things that will Shine!


1 comment:

Christina Rambo said...

I just really like this post : )