Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Going through the cleansing fire.

At the beginning of the year something major happened to me spiritually. I liken it to being a balloon, but instead of being full of air, I was full of pride and lets add ice water. When this bubble burst, I found myself sitting in a puddle of ice water and being very broken in deed. I know its a terrible metaphor but its the best I can do this early in the morning. Another way of looking at it is to say that once again, I have been through a phase of pruning.
I also completed the Ancient Paths course, and this was profound, and as deep roots of "stuff", were exposed, they too were removed. Its very painful to experience.

My thought for the day is to try put Christ first today. Not easy as my head is full of the demands of business and school term ending today. I hope to put one foot in front of me and follow the cross.


allie said...

Its never easy being confronted with stuff like that in yourself - I know!
God needs to do that a LOT with me.

But I am learning that though there is pain, it is a good pain.
We would never be able to see those areas by ourselves.

What comforts me the most is that when He shows us (if we are willing to own it as truth) He changes us in ways we cannot change ourselves.

Exciting, challenging and awesome -the life following Christ, isn't it!

sister sheri said...

We're never done are we? always being pruned... refined... purified... Thank God we can be confident that He will complete the work He has begun in us... until the day of Christ Jesus.

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Terry said...

As always Karen, you are in my prayers. Everyone of us deals with pride and it's hard to defeat. Only with the help of the Holy Spirit can it be conquered.

elizabeth embracing life said...

Some of God's best work in my life are in times like these. I know a few months have passed since you wrote this post and I hope you can look back and see how God is growing you more in him.