Thursday, November 25, 2010

Who's Welcome Here?

Whom have you allowed to peek into your heart? Are you holding your friends at arm's length or are you drawing them into your "discomfort zone" by revealing who you truly are? Some of you have been burned. A friend has taken your vulnerability and gossiped to another... perhaps even a Christian friend. There's a friend who sticks closer than a brother, we read in Proverbs, and Jesus knows who we are and still loves us. He stands at our door and knocks, waiting for us to allow Him to come in.
But, He also wears skin. He left us with His Body; and His Spirit, as it resides in other Believers, becomes a comfort to us. God desired that we would lean on each other, bear one another's burdens, pray for one another. He desires that we dwell together in unity. If your little part of the Body has been severed, dare to trust again. It's God's will for you to open the door of your heart to His people. Pray that He would send you someone trustworthy to lean on. Pray for a mentor. These are His ideas for His children. That means when we pray for these things, we can know He'll answer in His timing. Be patient and lay down that wounded heart at Jesus' feet and begin again.

6 comments:

Camille said...

How precious that we can fully trust HIM! May HE use us in the lives of others for HIS glory! AND may we be trustworthy with HIS strength. :)

Blessings to you my friend!

With Love,
Camille

Pure Perseverance said...

Thank you for the reminder.

Traci Michele said...

Beautiful friend!

gabe said...

ahhh, the faith it takes to trust in God in the midst of hurt, time and again . . .not an easy task!

Heather@Cultivated Lives said...

Thanks for the beautiful reminder. I tend to hold everything close and need reminders like this every once in a while...

GlowinGirl said...

That transparency is so frightening, but so rewarding when you get up the courage.