Standing On The Edge

11 Jan

Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and friends for Five Minute Friday.

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Five Minute Friday

So tonight at Bible study it started out just like every other time we gather. We were talking about familial sin. Not the easiest topic to discuss. The sins of parents handed down from generation to generation. We talked about the positive and negative traits of our parents and those that we have taken on as our own. We read the stories of Abram and Issac and Jacob and Esau. How history repeated itself and those it effected. We talked about how Jesus took on those sins and gave us freedom. That we are made new in Him.

Then it happened. I went a bit off track and followed His lead. I have to tell you that it felt a bit like standing on the edge of the diving board. Not the little one, but the high one. My heart beat a little faster and my hands started talking with me as I shared something a bit more.

I shared that though we are made new, we have a hard time seeing the new garments we wear…the righteousness. We see the dirty rags where He sees a brand new dress. That it is due to the old tape playing in our heads. The one that says that we aren’t worthy. That it couldn’t be possible that the old is gone. And we have to replace those thoughts. We have a choice to make…to believe what He says or what the enemy says. It all comes down to shutting that tape off in our heads and replacing it with what is good. His Word.

And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.
Philippians 4:8



18 Responses to “Standing On The Edge”

  1. Nikki @ Simplystriving January 11, 2013 at 5:40 am #

    Amen…amen. so glad you went off track–although I can't imagine another track now. and there's nothing else to say….You don't even know how thrilled I am to be your neighbor at Lisa-Jo's today! Missed you at #FMFParty! love you…thank you for speaking to my heart tonight. thank you.

  2. Mary B January 11, 2013 at 5:43 am #

    WOW…I love this. Shutting off the tape in our heads…that is SO true. And "tape" I think that means we are showing our age! 🙂

  3. Sabrina January 11, 2013 at 6:08 am #

    Good for you, Wendy! And this was your "little" diving board, you say? Hmmm, what would've happened had you gone to the highest one? 😉 Keep on diving. It's as good for you as it is for those around you.

  4. Karrilee Aggett January 11, 2013 at 6:14 am #

    So proud of you for following (again!) His lead! This is so good and such a powerful reminder to turn off that negative tape!

  5. Alia January 11, 2013 at 6:25 am #

    Seriously, not only stop that tape from playing but through the player out the window. I hear you. How He sees us is all that matters. And He sees you as beautiful and pure. Love you, friend. Only you can share you and I'm so glad to be able to be here with you.

  6. Mia De Vries January 11, 2013 at 10:12 am #

    Hi WendyOh yes, dear friend! I see in my minds eye that wedding dress of righteousness! Wish I could see through God's eyes. But one day, we will!Much loveMia

  7. Honeybee Gabriel January 11, 2013 at 11:43 am #

    Nice sharing. real freedoms only comes from Jesus.

  8. Jennifer Schwickerath January 11, 2013 at 12:07 pm #

    Then it happened. I went a bit off track and followed His lead. I love your obedience to Him! You are a blessing to those ladies, I am sure. Be blessed yourself:)

  9. Ugochi January 11, 2013 at 12:41 pm #

    Bless you Sister! The enemy always wants to take us back to our past but God wiped all that out by His blood. Thanks a lot for helping us to remember to think on His word and see us from His word only.Have a super blessed New Year!Love

  10. Debbie Petras January 11, 2013 at 1:01 pm #

    So glad you dived in and got a bit off track. Your words were so true and I'm sure that others needed to hear them. Good for you to remind them to replace the lies of the enemy with God's Truth.Blessings and love,Debbie

  11. Dawn Paoletta January 11, 2013 at 1:25 pm #

    Beuatiful reminder and also I love the picture of your Bible and journal. 😉

  12. Jennifer Peterson January 11, 2013 at 3:50 pm #

    Amen Wendy!! Loved that you went off track:) And you shared with us your words!! Thank you

  13. Ms. Kathleen January 11, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

    Sounds to me like you dove right in where God wanted you to be… Beautiful and so much truth! Bless you girl 🙂

  14. January 11, 2013 at 4:34 pm #

    Love it when God steers us in another path. 🙂 Words I needed to hear and heed, for sure! Thank you!

  15. Natosha Zachary January 11, 2013 at 6:08 pm #

    Thank you for the wonderful encouraging words. I am following you back and can't wait to read more.

  16. Amy January 11, 2013 at 6:42 pm #

    Got me some purpley goodness here today. So glad you followed the leading. It's always nice to be reminded of whose and what and HOW we are.

  17. Jessica Hoover January 11, 2013 at 7:37 pm #

    Glad you went on a little rabbit trail. Those words are true treasure. I see my rags instead of His cloak of righteousness more times than I'd like to admit. Thanks for reminding my heart and eyes to see His love clothing me and advocating for me. Hugs sweet sister. Have a great weekend!

  18. Lenetta Carnes January 14, 2013 at 1:04 am #

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