"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.

1.31.2011

Abiding Monday


From Spoken Worship, by Gerard Kelly

Fit Me In Somewhere

Fit me in somewhere
in this giant jigsaw, God,
somewhere in this work of art
you're working,
select a space my shape can fill
and with a puzzle maker's skill
let my contours find their fit without contortion.

Teach me which patch I am, God,
in the cosmic quilt you're quilting.
Show me where my square of selfhood is of use.
Let the colourful complexities
of the pattern that is me
find their purpose in the placement that you choose.

Show me my position, God,
in this group photograph.
Stand me where you want me to stand.
Put me next to who you will.
Make me stand, for good or ill,
precisely in the place your plan demands.

Tell me what I am, God,
in this body you are building;
a tongue to taste, 
a nerve to serve, 
an ear to hear.

Give me grace
to not be, gracefully,
the parts I am not called to be
and to play with elegance
the roles I'm given.

Fit me in somewhere
in this giant jigsaw, God,
somewhere in this work of art you're working.
Weave your wondrous tapestry
until the twisted, tangled threads of me,
surrendered to your artistry,
form an image that is beautiful to see.

7 comments:

Jeannine said...

This is beautiful and very timely. The verse about accepting gracefully "the parts I am not called to be and to play with elegance the roles I'm given" ... wow, really needed to hear that. Thank you for sharing this.

lori vliegen said...

so many wonderful tidbits speaking to my heart! you always find the most fantastic passages to share with us, mary!! xox
p.s. LOVE the photos of your sweet house.........it's just as warm and inviting as you are!! xo

Connie Lou said...

Thank you, I really appreciate this post. Taking a new step in part of the journey God currently has me on. Although, it is exactly where I believed it would go, after 2 years of prayer...now I am nervous..lol!

Denise said...

Very nice, bless you.

Jennifer Richardson said...

Isn't that just what He does!
I love this....and am so grateful
that we aren't left to sort it all
out! His weaving is a masterpiece.
As are you, Mary:)
-Jennifer

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

I'm so thankful he knows me, his unique little puzzle piece, and just where and how to fit me in. I think sometimes I stick my hand out in resistance when he has a different spot to put me in than I thought, but thankfully he knows how to file off the edges so that I fit perfectly and realize after that it's a very fulfilling spot to be in.

♥Lee Ann

Bevie said...

Me too Mar...I'm so very blessed that He works in our lives as if knitting or crocheting a masterpiece...for sure it's a masterpiece for each of us...awesome!!! (((hugs)))