Wednesday, December 3, 2008

So not me

My friends as I read my sisters blog today (as I do every morning) I felt very inept. It is a sweet wonderful story and testimony that is heart warming and glowing with the light of Christ. I however fall so far from that it made me feel instantly like uh, huh! that sweetness is not you, read this again.

Why do I have so much trouble being sweet and gentle. I could spend the rest of my life I think trying to figure out why and then, by the time I figured it out it would be time to die!

I am a more harsh, brash, outspoken person and that's not the way to treat others. I guess I want to know why I am like that out of simple curiosity (a very big thing to me). I believe God's plan is for us to be just that sweet, as honey. And we are born that way but somehow life, parents, personal choices, different things make us end up otherwise.

I don't have any right to be, I can't blame anyone else and only I can do anything about it. I know one thing - my tongue is not honey coated and that is one more thing I have to work on in striving to be more like my Lord and Savior.

Psalm 119:103 How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

(Quoted: From Jean's conversation with God)
The power of your tongue is life and death, Little One. You can speak life, goodness, and wisdom into other people's lives. Or, you can pronounce death, negativity, and doom on their lives. You actually shape the next generation with your tongue. Did you realize that?Leave a trail of honey behind you, Little One. Everyone you contact will be blessed by its sweetness.
I so want to leave that kind of trail for others, I am really going to work hard on this.


  1. It isn't hard work that does it, Miawa. It's CEASING to work. It's letting go of "your" issues and releasing them into the Hands of God. Letting go.

    Easy to say. Such a slow, difficult lesson to learn. At least, it is for me.

    We accept easily enough that we are saved from our sins by grace alone. Through NO effort of our own. But the same thing is true of our lives, our growth, our journey with Christ. It is by GRACE alone. NOT OF WORKS. Not by our efforts to do better, be better, sound better, look better.

    I pray God's rich GRACE upon you today. Grace. Grace, not effort. We have to stop struggling, lay back, breath naturally, and float on the surface of our River God. Let the Water do the work. Let the Water carry us along.



    I prayed especially for you today

    Not just one of those “lay me down to sleep” prayers

    But a heart-felt, yearning prayer.

    My heart stretched up toward heaven.

    It strained to touch the Throne of Grace,

    To see a wisp of God’s answer in your life.

    I prayed especially for you today

    Not a quick “Lord, bless them” kind of prayer

    But a hope-filled, pleading prayer.

    My heart cried for your future

    Then softly laid it at the Feet of Grace

    To trust God’s heaped up answer in your life.

  3. Thank you Jean, that is so beautifully stated and I know true. I have so much difficulty doing it! Letting goooooooo! I work consantly on it, thank you God really speaks through you.

  4. I can't describe what a beautiful feeling and picture that brings to me. Thank You, thank you.

  5. Are you a gospel music fan?

    I have a song just for you and this new year...... I wish you were here.... I'd sing it to you...

    Something beautiful!
    Something good...
    All my confusion JESUS understood.
    All I had to offer HIM was brokeness and strife, but HE made something BEAUTIFUL out of my life.

    He gives us BEAUTY for ashes the oil of joy for mourning.... the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.

    You are a beautiful person... with a heart of compassion.....

    You are HIS handmaiden......

    If you send me your address, I would like to send you some cds. I sing in a ladies' gospel trio. You can hear us on
    Scroll down to Three Redeemed.

    So glad our paths have crossed,

  6. You are so sweet and I would love that as soon as I figure out how to send it to you! I'm not the best at navigating.

    The words are so beautiful and real they are shocking aren't they?

    I will definately go to the sight.


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