Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

lessons from Alive... straight from God

A woman will rise or fall based on the expectation of the man she loves.
-Katie Dorband (she's brilliant)

I am not sure if this was her exact phrasing, but you get the picture. I heard this Sunday as Selena spoke about some of the stuff she's been going through and the story of God in her life. And it spoke to me on a bunch of different levels. Mostly because I have someone in my life who doesn't always bring out the best in me, and without even meaning too, I degrade myself.
Selena also compared us to cups.

We can think we are a...

styrofoam cup, valued for our use, and easily disposed of.

a glass, used more than once, easily replace, also valued for our use.

Or we can be a tea cup, valued by Who makes us. (that would be God)

I am a tea cup. Its about time I realized it.
Eph 2:10 (NLT) For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
Also, you know what's kind of 'funny'... I've been looking at my mom's tea cups lately! I think God had this lesson just waiting for me.


Louise said...

Good illustration Margie. And I have a lovely old tea cup & saucer that's stashed away in a drawer in the basement ... think I'll bring it upstairs where I can look at it and be reminded of what you're written. Thank you.

Lynette said...

I love this post. Reminds me of Psalm 139:..."FOR I AM FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE"