From Brokenness to Glory
“For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills…”
Deuteronomy 8:6-10

jesus the shepherdI wanted to go back—restore the days when I had purpose—when I had a title and my life mattered—where I felt the glory and approval of my Father God.
Before me loomed a mountain.
Oh, it will be a short trip…things will suddenly shift…life will return to its normal rhythm. I have interceded, fasted, stood against every demon in hell. Oh yes, it will be a short trip…has to be.
Just let me teach again…fill this void and pain in my heart…feel worth and value again…see lives touched once more.
But every door slammed in my face. My heart was bloodied in seeking my own way of restoration to a former glory. Father was taking me where I didn’t want to go so He could bring me to a place of His design—a place of greater glory. My lovely Shepherd was leading me the through the valley of the shadow in preparation for a sparkling new land—a land of milk and honey a land where I would eat food without scarcity and be blessed with a never ceasing flow of oil.
Did I know this? No, for my feet dragged and my soul resisted every sharp turn in the road. I could have taken a short cut but His grace prevented such foolishness. Father knew—Father saw and many a quiverday was spent on my face before Him. I was in a chrysalis. Father was hiding me in His quiver and creating me into a polished stone—He was making me His!
And so beloved, do not focus on your journey though it be harsh and full of thorns. The Shepherd is leading you through the brambles and over Jordan into your promised land. He’s making you His. He’s calling your name. He sees the storm—but He’s not asleep. The shore is just around the bend. Only cling to the lover of your heart. And though the vision tarry surely it will come to pass. Father is not restoring you to your past but bringing you forward to double honor and blessing.

 

Jodi at Shine 2014Be encouraged today, dearly beloved!
Would you like to share your journey with me? How did Father amaze you when the fog lifted and the sun shone again?

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7 Responses to

  1. Carol Roper March 3, 2015 at 8:39 pm #

    What you describe in this post is where I’ve been for the last 2-1/2 years. God has taken me out of every ministry I’ve known and put me in an unfamiliar territory. It can be frustrating and discouraging, but I have to believe He’s going to open new doors and give me a new passion. Thanks so much for sharing your experience and for bringing encouraging words!

    • admin March 7, 2015 at 6:49 am #

      Dear Carol, Father is drawing you close only to enlarge your borders! But first, Father enlarges your heart for Him, for His presence, for His Word. He becomes more than everything and all you need. In this hidden place the Lord strengthens your cords, secures your foundation that you may walk freely in your new field untainted by the pride of life. Be encouraged! “A man’s gift makes room for him.” Until He sets before you the open door…run into His arms and be still!

    • admin March 7, 2015 at 7:00 am #

      Dear Carol, I am so glad you were encouraged. I love you!

  2. Jo March 4, 2015 at 1:21 pm #

    Quite excellent

    • admin March 7, 2015 at 6:32 am #

      Thank you, dear Jo. I love YOU!

  3. Ava Pennington March 4, 2015 at 8:58 pm #

    Oh, Margie – how authentic and beautifully written!

    • admin March 7, 2015 at 6:58 am #

      Thank you, dear Ava. In the times of brokenness the Lord is preparing us for a harvest..His harvest..which must be guarded with all diligence. His sheep have His heart. We must know beyond a shadow of a doubt that He loves us lavishly and without boundaries! I love you!

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