Monday, August 27, 2012

Echoes of "Unglued"

"Why is it the one thing I'm trying so hard to work on is the one thing I fail so miserably at as soon as I'm tested in it - as I'm literally reading the book?"
A friend asked me this question as we met over coffee the other day - we're both reading the book "Unglued" by Lysa TerKeurst  :)
She shared she felt really bad about her response to a situation. Then I recounted an almost word for word story of my own failure in less than 24 hours from hers.

"I don't really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don't do it. Instead, I do what I hate." Romans 7:15

We both felt we had failed miserably. The voice of our enemy clearly baiting our insecurities and minds.
That is until God reminded us of the fact that at least this time we had been convicted much more quickly about our reactions to our loved one. Thank you God, for some of what Lysa TerKeurst calls 'imperfect progress covered with perfect grace.

Tonight at our women's ministry leadership team meeting more talk of coming unglued arose - some different women, but similar stories. More echoes of God lessons in my life - His voice getting more urgent and more frequent.

"What a wretched person I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God — through Jesus Christ our Lord!" Romans 7:24-25

I'll take the grace, the imperfect progress, and I'll take my rescuer - Jesus keep pursing me! 

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Joyful on the Journey

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