Thursday, August 5, 2010

Imperfect as ever

Here I am again--back at the alter of the god of being understood and appreciated. (you wouldn't know about that, because it's one of the many blogs of the past few months that hasn't made it out of my notebook and onto my computer).

I hear the accusations again: "Maybe you're not even dancing with God--maybe you're out there all by yourself. (p.s. Every one's staring at you...and you look ridiculous).

But I am not alone. Even if I'm getting it wrong and I'm stepping all over God's toes. Even if I'm trying to lead GOD, and every one's laughing at the presumptuousness of that foolishness. Even then, He has not left me or forsaken me. He is out there--on the dance floor--claiming me as His--2 left feet and all. He delights in me and sings over me. He hates that I have to feel this way, but He knows what it will produce in me, so He is strong enough and loving enough to let me go through it. He doesn't show me visions of real suffering, and tell me to "snap out of it!". He looks at me in my awkward stages and sees the woman He has created me to be.

He loves me. He redeems me. And that is better than the praise, acceptance, and glowing reports of a thousand fickle men.

"When I don't fit in and I don't feel like I belong anywhere
When I don't measure up too much in this life,
I'm a treasure in the arms of Christ."
(Sanctus Real, Forgiven)

I've missed you all. Shall we dance?:]



    I have to be honest with you and let you know that I almost told the woman who redesigned your blog to highjack it with a petition:

    "Lisa, please come back!"

    Almost. I almost made her do it. Almost.

    I'm thankful we didn't have to go to that extreme :)

  2. Lisa, I'm so thankful that you posted again! (And I'm grateful to Lisa A for notifying me immediately!)

    Your words always resonate with me. This post is no different. Beautiful. True. Poignant. Thank you.

  3. So glad you're back! You know, I think God might like it when we step all over His toes while dancing with Him.

  4. SO glad to have you back! I love the new look of your blog, too- so pretty. Oh, and let's dance, sista! ;) xoxo

  5. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and words, Lisa. This resonates with me in my current situation: "He loves me. He redeems me. And that is better than the praise, acceptance, and glowing reports of a thousand fickle men." It is so good to humbly bask in the warmth of the Father's love!

  6. Lisa, I am glad you're back :) In the song "Amazed" the lyrics say, "You dance over me, and I am unaware"...
    Isn't that an awesome vision of our Father...He's dancing over you too girl!

  7. Yeah! I wondered when we would get to read your blog again, so glad you are back, now, please keep it up :)

  8. "Some days you gotta dance
    Live it up when you get the chance
    'Cause when the world doesn't make no sense
    And you're feeling just a little too tense
    Gotta loosen up those chains and dance" (Dixie Chicks)
    :-) Glad to see you posting again!