Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The North Face of God

Ken Gire, in his book The North Face of God, says, “When suffering shatters the carefully kept vase that is our lives, God stoops to pick up the pieces. But he doesn’t put them back together as a restoration project patterned after our former selves. Instead, he sifts through the rubble and selects some of the shards as raw material for another project—a mosaic that tells the story of redemption.”

I don't know what is happening, but I feel like God is beginning to move. At least he is beginning to move in me. It is small, tiny increments...like the beginning of a glacier melting. At first I was not even sure of the movement at all. But it is there. I can't describe it accurately. I really can't put it into words as I don't really understand it myself. But I feel it...somewhere down deep...somewhere only God and I go...somewhere I haven't been in a long time.

"For there is hope for a tree,
When it is cut down,
that it will sprout again,
And its shoots will not fail.
Though its roots grow old in the ground And its stump dies in the dry soil,
At the scent of water it will flourish
And put forth sprigs like a plant."~Job 14:7-9



I think I am beginning to smell water!!!

~Shelley

5 comments:

prechrswife said...

What a neat quote--a lot of truth there...

Kooky said...

Shelley,
As we both have busy lives and are busy with our children, I tell ya, you literally have to STOP, get quiet and see what God has to say. I know if I don't do that at least once a week (usually on my drive into DC), the Lord will get my attention!! *don't necessarily like that because alot of times it's like a 2x4 being hit over yer head* (at least for me anyway)

Hey, I'm stubborn! I know it. But God made me this way for a reason! I know, you can laugh now! LOL

Seriously, I hope God moves in you girl like nobody's business and riles up the spirit HE put there within! Ain't it great?!?!

Kristen

Allison said...

That is good to hear.

a Tonggu Momma said...

I'm feeling this way myself, Shelley. What a beautiful way to phrase it.

Becki party of 5 said...

This was beautiful. I love the quote. THanks for sharing!
Becki