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Discussion in 'The Attic' started by silcnlayc, Nov 11, 2010.

    Nov 11, 2010
  1. silcnlayc

    silcnlayc Just one more spin pleez! CAG MM PABnonaccred PABaccred

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    > Quilt Holes"


    As I > faced my Maker at the last judgment, I knelt before the Lord along with all the other souls. > Before each of us laid our lives like the squares of a quilt in many piles; an angel >sat before each of us sewing our quilt squares together into a tapestry that is our life.

    But as my angel took each piece of cloth off the pile, I noticed how ragged and empty each of my squares was. They were filled with giant holes. Each square was labeled with a part of my life that had been difficult, the challenges and temptations I was faced with in every day life. I saw hardships that I endured, which were the largest holes of all.

    I glanced around me. Nobody else had such squares. Other than a tiny hole here and there, the other tapestries were filled with rich color and the bright hues of worldly fortune. I gazed upon my own life and was disheartened.

    My angel was sewing the ragged pieces of cloth together, threadbare and empty, like binding air. Finally the time came when each life was to be displayed, held up to the light, the scrutiny of truth. The others rose; each in turn, holding up their tapestries. Their lives had been so filled. My angel looked upon me and nodded for me to rise.

    My gaze dropped to the ground in shame. I hadn't had all the earthly fortunes. I had love in my life and laughter. But there had also been trials of illness and wealth, and false accusations that took from me my world, as I knew it. I had to start over many times.

    I often struggled with the temptation to quit, only to somehow muster the strength to pick up and begin again. I spent many nights on my knees in prayer, asking for help and guidance in my life. I had often been held up to ridicule, which I endured painfully, each time offering it up to the Father in hopes that I would not melt within my skin beneath the judgmental gaze of those who unfairly judged me.

    And now, I had to face and speak the truth. My life was what it was, and I had to accept it for what it was.
    I rose and slowly lifted the combined squares of my life to the light.

    An awe-filled gasp filled the air. I gazed around at the others who stared at me with wide eyes.

    Then, I looked upon the tapestry before me. Light flooded through the many holes, creating an image, the face of Christ. Then our Lord stood before me, with warmth and love in His eyes. He said, 'Every time you gave over your life to Me, it became My life, My hardships, and My struggles.

    Each point of light in your life is when you stepped aside and let Me shine through, until there was more of Me than there was of you.'

    May all our quilts be threadbare and worn, allowing Christ to shine through!

    God determines who walks into your life... it's up to you to decide who you let walk away, who you let stay and who you refuse to let go.

    I need this back. If you'll do this for me, I'll do it for you. When there is nothing left but God, that is when you find out that
    God is all you need.

    Take 60 seconds and give this a shot! All you do is simply say the following small prayer for the person who sent you this.

    Father, bless all my family and friends in whatever it is that you know they may need this day! And may their life be full of your peace, prosperity and power as he/she seeks to have a closer relationship with you. Amen.

    Send this on to five other people, including the one who sent it to you. Within hours you will cause a multitude of people to pray for other people. Then sit back and watch the power of God work in your life. I chose more than five...you can too!
     
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  2. Nov 11, 2010
  3. Mavin1

    Mavin1 Dormant account

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    That is amazing Silc, thank you for sharing it. As we live in this fleshy world, we often hit the bumps and the potholes, but with everyone, we try to learn from it and avoid them in the future. With practice it becomes easier, to see adversity as a chance to grow, sadness as a chance to now your heart, joy as a chance to know you can soar without wings.

    Keeping the Lord in your life and drawing closer as you let him help you improve and grow, is not a fashionable thing, it is a personal thing and if we don't know how to experience this closeness, we are missing out on the only thing that makes life living.

    It is not what we have, where we play or anything else that matters overall, it is who we are, what we do to or for others and how we live. These are the things that gives growth to the Lord in our lives and even when we faulter and fall, he will always pick us up and know that we are truly trying to grow better everyday.

    For me, when I faulter and become uspet at people or situations, I am shown this as an area that still needs work, so I am given the choice to change or to stay the same. I choose to change and change can be a challenge, but it's worth the effort.

    With that I say God Bless you all and that includes Jod, Pina, Nifty, even myself, with all our rough exterior, hiding the soft interior, are still very special in his eyes, just as much as anyone else. We are all loved and cared about equally.

    Thank you Silc.
     
  4. Nov 12, 2010
  5. GGW Laurie

    GGW Laurie Dormant account

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    In the Beautiful South !!

    Amen,
    Laurie
     

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