exposed for all to see
When all the rustling leaves are gone
it’s simply just a tree
How beautiful His radiance
and endless glories shine
right through these spindly branches
straight into this heart of mine
I admit that I am a fan of pretty things. I also use these pretty things to hide myself quite often. As pretty as the fall foliage was, the bare trees are just as beautiful- and I don’t think it’s a coincidence that His light shines through more clearly when the trees are stripped of their beauty.
It is so easy for me to get caught up in my insecurities about my weight, or other silly things- and at times it can become an obsession. It is a vicious cycle, one I pray about often.
The past few days, I have felt like that spindly tree…exposed before Him. As His light shines down on me- He is showing me all kinds of things I need to work on. As I release these “little things” to Him, His light gets brighter.
I recently made a commitment to change my diet… no, I’m not going on a diet, but I am changing what and how I am eating. Far too frequently, I turn to the instant gratification of food to satisfy my desires. I have managed to stay away from all processed food and have greatly limited the amount of sugar I intake. I must say that the past few days have been difficult, but this has definitely drawn me closer to Him. He is always faithful…even when I am not.
I am desperate to change, and change only comes with being willing to be changed.
The less I focus on me-
the greater my focus is on “He”
When I bare my soul to Him, He bears my burdens all the more.
Be still before the Lord
and wait patiently for him- Psalm 37:7