Wednesday, November 24, 2010

God's Chisel

"God, I've let you down so many times"

"No. You were never holding me up.  I hold you up with my victorious, righteous right hand, and don't you forget that.  In this relationship, I hold you up"

"Ok; go ahead and chisel....Just be prepared for what you're going to find in there. Because I know who's inside there.  God, I get up every morning and look in the mirror, and it is this scared, little kid who gets up every day, who tries to dress like an adult, and act like an adult, but I can't!  So just be prepared for what you're going to find in there."

"You have listened to so many voices for far too long that are not of me.  You think you're junk, don't you?  You really, really, really think you're junk.  Listen to me.  I don't make junk.  What does that say about me?  How can I show you that my love for you has no boundaries?  Do you remember the prayer you wrote in your journal when you were a teenager?  Why don't you read it?"

"Dear God, today, I am turning everything over to you.  I am not going to hold on to anything anymore. your word says you will make me your masterpiece and use me to do great things.  I don't see how that's possible, but I want it with all that I am, so please do whatever it takes to make me what you want.  I love you God."

"I love you too, Tommy.  And I love you too much to leave you where you are at.  So, this salvation that you hold.  Don't let it be some sentimental gush, or some head knowledge.  I want you to work it out in every detail in your life.  And don't compare yourself to someone else, because that is just trivial nonsense.  You are my original masterpiece, you are one of my workmanship, in you I find favor.  --  This chisel; don't look at this as a prison, but look at this as a Father disciplining his child.  A Father disciplines the ones that he loves."

"I know, but it's going to be tough."

"Yes, it will be tough, but you bought into the lie thinking that everything was going to be easy when you said yes to me.  That is not how it works."

-From the SkitGuys skit: "God's Chisel"

Do you know that you are God's original masterpiece?  Why not let him chisel on you a little bit today?


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