Saturday, April 16, 2005

Facing the "big" ugly monster

"Then the time came when the risk it took to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom"
Anais Nin

"You were made for adventure"
Words spoken from Truth himself, my own creator. Words that feel more like a knife when I ponder them. Feelings that unveil a wound. It's been safer not to dream. Telling......that I should expect pain. Funny how when you think you are ready to fight for freedom, you can easily run back to what is familiar. The unknown feels more dangerous than your captor.

The words came as a simple answer to the question, "why am I so afraid of the unknown?" The answer is proof of the reason for my capture....and a challenge to face the monster. Someone greater dreams for me, more than I refuse to dream myself. Will I believe it?

" A wise bird knows that a scarecrow is simply an advertisement. It announces in the most forceful and picturesque way that in the garden which it does its best to adorn, some very juicy and delicious fruit is to be had for the picking. There are scarecrows in all the best gardens. every thoughtful bird learns in time to regard a scarecrow as an invitation to a banquet."
-Frank Boreham-

"Wake up, wake up; put on your strength, Zion! Put on your beautiful garments, Jerusalem, the Holy City! For the uncircumcised and the unclean will no longer enter you.
Stand up, shake the dust off yourself! Take your seat, Jerusalem. Remove the bonds from your neck, captive Daughter Zion."
"Go now, leave your bonds and slavery. Put Babylon behind you, with EVERYTHING it represents, for it is unclean to you. you are the Lord's holy people. Purify yourselves, you who carry home the vessels of the Lord. you will not leave in a hurry, running for your lives. For the Lord will go ahead of you, and the God of Israel will protect you from behind."
Isaiah 52:1-2, 11,12

" Take delight in the LORD, and He will give you your heart's desires". Psalm 37:4

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