27 July 2010

Surrender to the wind

I wasn't on the boat, but watching from the shoreline
longing for the freedom of release
a moment of letting go
to allow the Holy Spirit to fill my sails
and carry me
in the direction He chooses.

As the sail cannot direct the wind
but must surrender
so too must flesh, self, ego
give way to spirit.

Should the clay control
the hands of the potter?

“What sorrow awaits those who argue with their Creator. Does a clay pot argue with its maker? Does the clay dispute with the one who shapes it, saying, ‘Stop, you’re doing it wrong!’ Does the pot exclaim, ‘How clumsy can you be?’ Isaiah 45:9 NLT

I want to rise each day
to die
that I might live
the filthy rags of self
exchanged
for the new that He offers

So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It's your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it. Colossians 3:12-14 The Message

My flesh fights
as my spirit yearns
for less of me
and more of Him
to live the words
spoken by the beloved disciple

He must increase, but I must decrease. John 3:30 NKJV


This was written in response to Bridget Chumbley's One Word At A Time Carnival - the prompt this week was "Ego" Come see what others have shared.


This time of fresh air and revelation was a special moment in my weekend so I am also sharing it at Emily's Chatting at the Sky - Tuesdays Unwrapped. Come visit and share your gift of moments.

9 comments:

Helen said...

I sent you an email. This post reminds me of a story read at prayer group yesterday, and it is too long of a story to put in your comment section.

Adelle said...

This is just beautiful!

Stopping by from Tuesdays Unwrapped.

The verse from Proverbs you have in your profile is one of my favorites, too.

JC Dude said...

As the sail cannot direct the wind
but must surrender
so too must flesh, self, ego
give way to spirit.

Beautiful...thanks for sharing!

Glynn said...

The word pictures (love the sailing metaphor) really do make this real. I can now look at a s ail and think of my ego -- puffed up by my own hot air instead of he wind from the spirit.

Missie said...

Amen!

One Heart said...

Absolutely beautiful and perfect. The timing is amazing. Thank you and blessings!

Connie Mace said...

Beautiful images...wonderful insights!

Bridget Chumbley said...

As the sail cannot direct the wind
but must surrender
so too must flesh, self, ego
give way to spirit.

This is beautiful. I love the comparison.

B. Meandering said...

This really spoke to me. I've been experiencing a battle between flesh and spirit as far as setting and following through on priorites. This helped, especially the scriptures interwoven with your words.

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