May 5, 2013

Do You Have a Thread of Integrity?

Conflict, relationships and our own space within the fabric of human life is not easy to fully comprehend; nor is our behavior or choices we must make. When we attempt to resolve conflict, resolution is only possible as far as it depends on the least peaceable element. For this reason, God tenderly asks us to remember.....As much as it depends on YOU, be at peace; then entreats us to walk away from those who do not extend peace or will not receive your peace. 

Have you ever asked or been asked, "Do you have a thread of integrity?!?"  That statement is not often made unless someone is pulling your security blanket away - or simply pulling at a niggling thread.  We want to protect our blanky, holes or not it is OUR special blanky!

We are only going to pull this one thread today. Why?  Because we do not want to unravel everything, leaving nothing but a bunch of overstretched useless threads laying around ;)

First Point:

We are a thread which God is desiring to use to darn wholes in a very bad weave job.  He has a magnificent "coverlet of love" which has been misused, worn out and is not blanketing those who desperately need His swaddling. 

Second Point:

Darning defined by Meridian Dictionary as: to mend with interlacing stitches.  The Free Dictionary stated it is to mend ( a garment, for example) by weaving thread or yarn across a gap or hole.

Third Point:

In order for a fabric to have integrity the weaves have to be perfectly laid out and pulled.  Also the fiber of each thread must have integrity.  Integrity is defined as: the quality or state of being complete or undivided.  Knowing this helps us understand this verse: Ecc. 4:12 And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart.

Read "The Fabric of Life" and we will pull at another thread tomorrow.
My love to each of you.  May you feel me tuck each one of you in under His mighty blanket of love; and hear the sweet song of His heart as you drift of to sleep tonight.


Fabric of Life

How does one measure the depth of deep
what limits the length of pain
At which point does far begin
at what distance determines an end
Does our beauty enhance our soul
or simply decorate a vast empty shell
Does our life embrace and extend
or suffocate all that lives
What is internal always reaches beyond,
once external it can stab extremely deep
Each breath of our lives mesh a fabric …
as we pass in and through the moments of our day
We pass, we speak, we consider
But do we dare look into their eyes
There is a risk that we take with each moment
a sight, a pierce…but will it hold our gaze
If so we see a depth beyond the crystal surface
an abyss into the center of the sea
The timid opt only for wading
keeping distance from a voice they seem to hear
They splash and frolic in the shallowest of waters
Where avoidance and distraction breaks the moment that was shared
It is true, my face you found so lovely,
Yet I desired for you to truly see me
I watch you wade and peer into the reflection
I even sense when you are losing true sight
I pray you stay and look beyond mere beauty
If only for a glimpse into the wonders of this cobalt sea
Dear God, I pray lust not consume you,
There is vision beyond this flesh that you see
Can’t you stop even just for one moment?
listen to the whisper of tranquility offering you peace
Take one more step into my wanting waters
Feel the refreshing coolness splash atop your bare feet
Stand here, still, as it rolls in to embrace you,
You feel the pull to return into the serene sea
To ride these waves you must merge in with your body
With trust and time you will understand her ebb and flow
Respect of her strength is your lifeline
Her deep mystery is the passion for which you yearn
Your thrill will be in the experience,
A true experience which will enrich your life
Yet here you stand isolated and lonely,
a man…or an island as they say
What you’re now refusing to remember
are the times you braved the waters depths
To capture the loveliest of images
the face you longed to embrace
Years later you now know this vision
and you see you reached who you fought to become
You were not intended to be isolated and lonely
Yet to leave…again you must brave the depths of that sea
Alone you will never make it
seek a true image, a vision, full and complete
There is no fear as you dive; you are empowered
merged into the body and risen into a new life
Here there is no battle or struggle…
Simply the depths of true peace giving life

Candace Huffmaster

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