My past has many things that should be turned to ash; and I don’t want to continue to “play” with it, as it keeps me dirty; if I put lay it to the side, I can walk on it and track it back in. So, today, in my mind I take all the past memories – the pictures in my mind, the feelings of pain so fresh on my heart, the thinking that does not belong in God’s temple – and I put them in a bucket.
Lord, I place these memories to burn, as they do not serve me. With your fire, turn them into ashes Lord. As I sit and release all the pain, heartache, illness, anger, “unresolved feelings” and suffering to You, I feel a weight lifted that has been placed here for so long. Father, I am grateful for a new start, one that gives new meaning to a “child of God” for me. Almighty Father, take these ashes and scattered them to the wind, far away.
Beauty for Ashes "and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor." ~ Isaiah 61:3
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· Today, put my past, my bucket of ashes into the compost.
· Today, the good you have learned will germinate; think of all the pain as fertilizer.
· Today, the process that began the day you were born continues.
· YOU are blooming into the most amazing creation of God.
© 2011 Giving Thanks Daily, Shawn Boreta