Friday, October 26, 2012

31 Days to Grace (Day 26): Shut. Up.

 Today is Five Minute Friday where Lisa-Jo 
challenges us to not edit, but just write and not worry about it being perfect.  Go!


Shut Up! Not a nice phrase, but straight to the point.

It is what you say to the voice that doesn't deserve credit or any response. The one that needs to be ignored when you are trying so hard to do your best. When your serving with love and you wonder if only God notices because there isn't much return on the investment.

The voice that lies and creates furrows in your heart as it convinces you that you will never be loved like you want to by your earthly father. That you are the problem.

Whispers of deceit float in your brain and remind you of how your voice isn't heard and does anyone really need to read another blog? Your blog?

The flesh says cruel things. And the enemy even crueler.  And the only way to pop this hallucination of untruth is to tell it,  "SHUT UP" and to kill it with God's truth about you:

- (On serving)
...Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:31-46 NIV

-(We have a heavenly Father)

   "I have cared for you since you were born. Yes, I carried you before you were born. I will be your God throughout your lifetime-until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you..." Isaiah 46: 3-4 NLT 

(On my blog and who I really am...)


-For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. Eph. 2:8-9

I am fearfully and wonderfully made and whatever I do, I do it all for the Lord!
 So Ka-pow to the liar!   :)

(5 minutes to write, 5 minutes to make sure scripture was all legit...a lifetime with the Lord Jesus Christ)! 

8 comments:

  1. Sweet, Dionne ... we don't use "Shut up" in our house, but you have given me a gentle reminder that when Satan starts in on my failings and faults, I have permission to tell him to Shut It! I am wonderfully and fearfully made with a purpose ... and so are you! :)

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  2. We don't usually encourage shut up in our house either since it doesn't sound nice, but I can tell Satan shut up in my head anytime.

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  3. I love the thought of using that phrase to make the voice quiet.

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  4. I think the nagging voice in my head definitely deserves a hearty "shut up" now and then. A treasured reminder from you that it's all by His grace and truth that we are anything or can do anything!

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    1. Thank you! I love "hearty" shut up...lol.

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  5. It was your title that caused me to click on your picture as I scrolled through today's FMF posts. It's quite relevant for sure! There is a time and place for "shut up!" Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. I am so glad you visited today. I am so guilty of shutting up the voice a lot! And it works so well. :)

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