Monday, December 19

finding Truth

A week has passed!  I can't believe I haven't been here to post in a week.  It's not that there's a lack of things that could be written about and posted as there's lots of life happening right now.  It's more a lack of knowing how to put many big thoughts into few small spaces so that people will actually read them.  

These words from Oswald Chambers expressed it perfectly for me last week:  "If you cannot express yourself on any subject, struggle until you can.  If you do not, someone will be the poorer all the days of his life.  Struggle to re-express some truth of God to yourself, and God will use that expression to someone else.  God through the winepress of God where the grapes are crushed.  You must struggle to get expression experimentally, then there will come a time when that expression will become the very wine of strengthening to someone else;  but if you say lazily--'I am not going to struggle to express this thing for myself, I will borrow what I say', the expression will not only be of no use to you, but of no use to anyone.  Try to state to yourself what you feel implicitly to be God's truth, and you give God a change to pass it on to someone else through you."

It's easy to summarize all of that to say I'm struggling on several levels.  There's a raw emotion that comes with it and I'm sorting through the feelings to find God's truth.  The challenge comes with being in *the season* that also brings a rush of emotions mixed with memories of Christmases past.  The sense of being incredibly blessed in a world that lives in darkness and heartache is sometimes overwhelming.  All that to say....

The Truth is out there shining His Light.  Watch for it!  
It's in places like churches that return every Christmas to children who very simply tell the old old story as angels sing, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests." ~ Luke 2:14  It is this story of the greatest love of all given to the entire world as the the greatest gift of all.

His peace, love, and joy!  May it be yours today!

Tammy ~@~

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