“Holy crap! OK, so where am I going with this today. It sounds a little (ok maybe alot) disrespectful to use Holy and crap together, but not really.. It is the crap in my life that has taken me to God and put me on my knees in prayer and helped me to embrace a God who has made everyone Holy and although I can skip along side of and hug God in all the joys and beauty of life, it seems it is the crap that makes me hold tighter and cling to him. So my scripture for today is 2 Corinthians 4:6-10 “It is God who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ that has shone into our hearts to enlighten them with the knowledge of God’s glory, the glory on the face of Christ. But we hold this treasure in pots of earthenware, so that the immensity of the power is God’s and not our own. We are subjected to every kind of hardship, but never distressed; we see no way out but we never despair; we are pursued but never cut off; knocked down, but still have some life in us; always we carry with us in our body the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus, too, may be visible in our body.” ” original written 12/5/12
then March 7, 2013 — OK, so a few months ago I shared about holy crap, the crappy things that happen that brings me to my knees so it makes me look for God’s holiness as I am present to God.. Today I was thinking I have to take it another step and be thankful & grateful for the crap.. and that God gave me crap to overcome so that I can help others overcome their crap… LOL! Yes, I am crazy, but God still loves me and I know he loves you too! ..
2 Corinthians 1:3-7 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the merciful Father and the God who gives every possible encouragement; he supports us in every hardship, so that we are able to come to the support of others, in every hardship of theirs because of the encouragement that we ourselves receive from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ overflow into our lives; so too does the encouragement we receive through Christ. So if we have hardships to undergo, this will contribute to your encouragement and your salvation; if we receive encouragement, this is to gain for you the encouragement which enables you to bear with perseverance the same sufferings as we do. So our hope for you is secure in the knowledge that you share the encouragement we receive, no less than the sufferings we bear.
Holy Crap Part II.. written 8/1/14
A while back I wrote about Holy Crap.. the crap in my life has me calling out to God in prayer and leads me to holiness as I cling to him as I work through the crap.
I was thinking about all this sewer stuff, because I take things in my house for granted, like flushing the toilet. My house is cute on the outside but the inside had a big problem. Lucky for me it did not back up. But since the pipes are under ground I had no idea what a mess things were in, until it was dug up.
It took two contractors, $1700, an alternative place to stay while the house was in process.. the bottom line actually was the bottom line, the pipe had to flow down to not back up, and the original pipe had to be replaced because it was broken.
Where am I going with this… how can you make your sewer line a prayer and a message about God & relationships…
This morning I was thinking (sometimes I think too much).. that isn’t it true?- that within myself and others I don’t always see what is broken until there is a problem. And this problem with the sewer was going on a few years before the ground was opening up… for me it is nice when I can dump the unnecessary stuff out.. whether it is my sins, past hurts, a negative image of self that I pick up along the way… And all the time I have this system that will work if I give it the contractor, GOD, he will take all the junk, all the sins, all the offerings I give him, all the time needed and make things new. And also thinking that I don’t know what are the things going on with others but to love as they go through their crap, maybe offer a recommendation to the person who can fix it but at least not judge their crap…
OH and that place to go may be church or retreat… call me if you need a retreat, I have some ideas on that.
For some reason I also thought about this song..http://www.godtube.com/watch/?v=0FJ2FJNU
Holy Crap — Part III – October 18, 2014
Yes sometimes in Life we have to deal with stuff that is hard and it brings us to our knees and so I call it Holy Crap.. the crap ther brings us to God for peace and love….
I was reminded this morning that we are to Praise God in all things, at all times and Trusting God comes with Trusting God. Praising God and praying for those in real need.. like those who don’t know God.