My boyfriend was planning a wonderful spread for our Independence Day celebration. I was helping him clean and prepare for the guests. As I gazed around his house I noticed he could use some dusting off the light above his dining room table. I mentioned it to him and soon we were working together to remedy that issue.
As I was doing so, I heard the gentle whisper of the Holy Spirit telling me that people needed to become aware of the temple in which the Holy Spirit resided.
That temple is now our body, heart and mind. It is no longer a synagogue where only priests can worship. With the sacrifice of Jesus Christ we now have no veil separating us from the love of God, but can boldly approach His throne.https://singleparentssurvivalguide.com/the-temple-of-god-2/
Since I started writing The Shattered Vase in 2010, my world has turned upside down. I have had one crutch after another kicked out from under me. At times I am angry with God but more than that, I question Him.
I know this novel is a story which is inspired by Him. Then where is His provision?
Last night I was reading in Job. Job was honest, he said that he saw wicked people thriving and he was barely hanging on. He challenged God. I find the honesty in that passage so refreshing. It doesn’t gloss over anything. (Job 21)
I realize that many of the crutches that have been kicked out from under me have been done so by people who have wicked intentions. So how am I to respond?
I believe it is more important for me to be concerned about my connection to God than mere crutches which I used to rely on. One of my favorite passages in the Bible is Ephesians 4:29-32.
29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
If your light is tarnished by bitterness it is hard to shine the love of God upon others. It may be time to start dusting off the light of God’s love.
If you could possibly purchase The Shattered Vase by Gracie Lynne I would be so grateful!https://www.amazon.com/Shattered-Vase-Battle-Life-Book-ebook/dp/B07KRNQ6NW
This amazing novel is truly a story of redemptive truth and love. https://www.theshatteredvase.com/index.php/2019/07/02/the-shattered-vase-a-5-star-novel/
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