Wednesday, August 20, 2008

You and Me, Baby!

Just got back from a family vaca. Such fun! My little grands are so cute! (Of course!) And we played hard!

Had some really blessed time with God too, which is remarkable considering a 5 year old and 2 year old in the house! But their little body clock is on a different time zone than mine, so I sometimes get an hour with God before they wake up. I like to give their parents some sleep in time if I can! I remember!

In one of my prayer times, as I wrote, I was praying for a submissive spirit for my whole family and me. Submitting to God. To let Him do what He needs to do in each of us.

As we grow in Him, we submit ourselves to God, so that He would increase and we would decrease. (John 3:30)

That doesn't mean that we are all Him. I don't think that He meant it that way.

At first, we are all so full of ourselves, that we need to decrease. But as we give up more of ourselves to God, we let more of Him in. We have that partnership with Him. We hear His voice and follow Him.

But as our hearts become more of Him, we walk beside Him.

He walks a little ahead of us, leading us.

Sometimes He walks behind us, giving us the broom!

Sometimes taking our hand, His arm around us, walking beside us.

It's a partnership. Romans 8:28 in the Amplified version says, "We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose."

Some people say, "It's all God. It's all Him." But those are my fingers typing away on the keyboard right now!

It's a friendship that we can enjoy, doing what He put into us to do and be.

Embracing the things that capture our hearts.

And in doing that we capture His heart!

He is so pleased when we enjoy the things in our lives, that He designed us to be!

Copyright©Bonnie Lacy

Sunday, August 3, 2008


Was praying this morning - Lord, help me submit all that I am. All that I have.

I saw myself sitting at a table with the Holy Spirit. I had a bunch of jars filled with some incredible things. I felt that they were very valuable. Quart jars full.

And there was one pint jar with a pop bottle cap, some marbles, and some trash in it.

I looked at all of the jars. Some were very precious to me. My kids. My husband. My dreams. My favorite T-shirt. The things that I have created. Money.

I tried to give you the big ones. The valuable ones.

But I took them back.

I pushed the pint jar with the junk in it across the table, hoping that you would accept that as a sacrifice. I told you that the marbles are really valuable. They're vintage for pete's sake. And my cat would die for that bottle cap. The trash? Something has to fill the landfill. If no trash, no landfill. Oh, no.

You just shake your head in wonder. When are we gonna do more than just mouth those words?

When are we going to give it all?

So, later this morning during worship, I gave you my precious daughter who has the voice of an angel. She is yours. I gave you my other kids. My grandkids. My Dearly Beloved. My dreams. My past. My failures. My future. My dreams for my kids. My drawings. My writing. My visions. They're all yours.

And I'm pulling open the drawers to find that T-shirt. Is it your size God?

Doesn't matter. You want it all, no matter if I think that you can use it or not.

You want it all.

Copyright©Bonnie Lacy