Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Where I am, and where I am going

 At this moment in time, I am marinating. I feel as if I am stewing in my own juices. The juices are sour, and not very tasty right now, unhealthy. But, the good news is, God is busy pouring precious healing herbs all over my life. He is constantly stirring the pot, watching closely over me. He will not let me burn, or waste away. Instead, He will daily improve me, until I become a very healthy dish. Thank You my Master Chef.

26 comments:

An Ordinary Housewife said...

I feel your pain. I'm also going through a terrible season with multiple illnesses that are causing me many challenges. It's not always easy to "hang on," but I"m trying. Maybe we can pray for each other to get through these rough waters together.

Blessings! :)

rcubes said...

What a beautiful analogy!!! Patience....Faith...I see those ingredients in you! Take care sisyet and God bless...

Love Bears All Things said...

Praying for a healthy Shorty Bear in 2013.
Mama Bear

Dee said...

Your header quote is perfect . I think my husband Frank feels the same as you about the marinating. He is dealing with so many serious life threatening health issues beside the need for a heart transplant. He looks ahead....and invisions a healthy body and spirit. Prayerfully thinking of you. Dee

Marian said...

En cambio, Él me va a mejorar cada día, hasta que me convierto en un plato muy saludable. Gracias mi Jefe Maestro

Que hermoso lo que escribes, El me va a convertir en un plato saludable.
¡Gracias! Un abrazo.Dios te bendiga.

Parsley said...

Blessings.

Cranberry Morning said...

:-) And He will NEVER leave us nor forsake us. Blessings, dear Denise.♥

MyJourneyBack said...

Great post. I need a few herbs!
Have a wonderful day,
Sherry

Lauren Davenport said...

May you feel His comfort and love during this time of waiting. xx

MyJourneyBack said...

Thinking of you and praying your have a good day. I hope it is sunny and beautiful there today.
A beautiful sun shinny day to make you smile.

Katie said...

what a great analogy denise!

sweetvintageofmine said...

AWESOME!! I LOVE your FAITH, Denise! Those are POWERFUL WORDS....Satan has to FLEE! Proverbs 12:18-There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is HEALTH. Blessings to you...Roxie

Sharon said...

I love the imagery of this. Most of the time I feel like a Crock-Pot myself.

But, I just have to tell you, Denise - I think God has created one of His best treats when He decided to *cook up* YOU!!

GOD BLESS!

Cathy said...

Praying you will feel better soon, Dear. Thank God for His healing power and protection. Love you ~

The Heart's Hunger said...

It's got to be such a trying time... but, it's refreshing to read about your faith mixed in with it all.
Blessings & Peace to you Shortybear!!

Sandy said...

I love your analogy! Marinating brings out the best taste, infuses you with His goodness and healing oil, and prepares you for the cooking fire of perfection. And yes, God heals!

bp said...

Praying for you this afternoon Denise.
Hugs,
Bethany

From the Heart said...

Yes, you have wonderful faith. I know God will answer your prayers.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

well now, if you look at this in a positive way, marinating tenderizes the heart...you are going to be fine my friend.

Lea said...

Denise... I keep thinking of that marinating word. I can picture it so clearly....
I pray God's healing for you... xoxo

LeAnn said...

I am so praying for you to have a healthier New Year. You have such faith and are such a good example of hope in Christ.
Blessings and hugs to you!

Lisa Maria said...

Happy New Year my friend. I do pray that God blesses you with improved health and strength and the peace that only He can give.

It is wonderful to see your faith in Him despite the 'stewing'. He must be cooking up something wonderful.

Farida said...

I love your header photo! I am working on my relationship with our Lord especially after reading a book on tithing. God bless your heart Ms Denise :D

Kristin Bridgman said...

May you marinate in the love coming to you through the screen. Marinate in His love. The longer the marinating, the better the outcome:)
Praying for you~

joy said...

Beautiful words coming from a bestiful heart that inspires. Thanks Denise. You are an inspiration:)

Peggy said...

Amen! Marinate and soak my precious little sister! How I wish I could help you and take all this away!!! Hold you and let you rest, Denise!

...if I could, I would take all your troubles, and heartaches far away. you would never be bothered by them again. unfortunately, I cannot do that. but, I know someone who can, my Father. so, I will forever continue to raise you up before His throne. I love you dearly.

Do these words sound familiar? It's what I feel too! How cute the way you wrote this but I know that you are seeking humor to relieve the pressure and pain. May His Presence lift the weight and bring you a miracle of healing in Jesus'name! You too are constantly in my prayers and so often on my mind and always in my heart. If only I could decrease
your pain, I would but we know the One who can. You pray about my little health issues when you know how BIG yours are in comparison, and this makes me so small, but humbled by your heart and prayers! Many blessings as you are stirred, soak but don't burn or waste away, or stick to the pan or pot only to Him!

Love you so much! I can see your faith increasing the more you speak things forth as we'd like to see them and feel them, breathe in and out! Relax in His Presence every moment!