It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

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Sunday, July 03, 2005

WEEK 4 - DAY 6 SUMMER BIBLE STUDY


Waiting is endless...I wait because I am powerless to do anything else. I wait because what I most treasure is deepest within and protected by silence. Out of waiting comes patience. Out of accepting my powerlessness comes strength and love and the courage to dare.
Christin Lore Weber


We wait and wait for something to happen and then often don't recognize it when it happens. Healing takes a lot of patience and much time. Just like a deep wound in our body that heals from the inside out, our spirits take time to mend too !

Our mending takes :
naming and working with our unwanted emotions
extending compassion toward ourselves and others
letting go of resistance
trusting and yielding to God
receiving support from others
taking good care of our body and our spirit

We cannot undo or fix the past, but we can be healed from what has wounded us. We need to patiently approach the process of our inner healing with trust and confidence.

Just like a broken cup that has been mended, we too can be mended. We may have little scars left behind but they will only strengthen us.


Scripture: Ezekiel 34 : 11-16

I will seek the lost
and I wll bring back the strayed
and I will bind up the injured,
and I will strengthen the weak

With God we can receive help to mend the broken places in our lives. Direction to sources of hope and healing. He is our vision and strength. Anointed with the oil of his love, we can move forward to ever greater healing.

Waiting is for most of us the hardest thing to do. In times of distress it seems that we'll never be the same again. Just as when I pregnant , it seemed that the 9 months would never end. The closer it got to my due date, the more uncomfortable I'd feel. Then before I knew it, a wonderful little babe was born, and before I knew it, the babe became an adult, and before I knew it...I was a grand'ma'...

We need to keep our hearts open to the times of healing, before we know it, the time may pass us by and the blessings we could have had might just be missed.

Today I will wear a Band-Aid as a sign of my trust in God to heal whatever is broken in my life and as a thank-you for what has already been healed.

'On Ya' - ma

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