Becoming Whole: Week 13

Hello My Beloved Esthers,

I’m guessing you could use some encouragement today! If you are like me, the past few weeks have been a bit of a roller coaster with my emotions. Like you, I am digging deep desperately seeking to uproot any remaining remnants that hinder my wholeness. Some days have been exhilarating as I comes to a new place of freedom while others have bore a river of tears as I have come to realize some wounds are still bleeding.  There were glorious days that it seemed that the weight of the world had slipped off of my shoulders, and I proceeded to do my happy dance. {I love to happy dance, by the way!} Then there were days that things were exposed that I thought I had dealt with years ago, and I battled to keep frustration from rising. Then there were those days that I found something that seemed insignificant like my first grade classroom placement that actually became a pivotal moment in my life and set me up for a thirty plus years of striving!  {The Mary in me was thrilled that I had that revelation, while the Martha in me wanted to ninja kick the devil for taking so much of my energy the past thirty years.}  Then there have been those days where it feels like all of my buttons are being pushed simultaneously, and I hold my breath not to explode. Does any of this sound familiar?  You can breathe! You are not alone! We are being pressed!

I read this week that when silver is being purified it takes seven times of purification to get it to pure silver. Each time it is purified, the waste particles come to the top of the container, and the “goop” is scooped off. It is interesting that the Word likens our purifying process to gold and silver.

This third I will put into the fire; I will refine them like silver and test them like gold. They will call on my name and I will answer them; I will say, 'They are my people,' and they will say, 'The LORD is our God.’" Zechariah 13:9

The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
Psalm 12:9


This being said, we should come to a new understanding of what is rising up within our hearts in this season. It is the MERCY of God that He is exposing what seems painful so that when this season comes to an end, we are at a new level of wholeness. We are cleansing our hearts to a new level of purity, and He says the pure at heart will see me (Matthew 5:8.) We are no longer the devourable that the enemy prowls around looking for to pounce on. When he pokes, we no longer bleed, because wounds have healed. When we are Healed, God can take us to a new level with Him, because wounds don’t heal at high altitudes we learn from mountain climbers.

Knowing that this journey hasn’t been days full of roses,  I am led to the words of Isaiah…. Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles. They shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31

This is a promise of God…..those who wait on Me will be renewed in strength!

I believe today is a day of WAITING on the Lord and a day of renewing our strength. Your assignment today is to go to your prayer closet with NO AGENDA. Seek His face and see what He has for you this day.  Come with empty hands and open wide to what He has to give you this day!

Be encouraged! Remember Esther soaked before she stepped into her new position!

Week 13 Assignments

 

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