Thursday, July 1, 2010
Wanting to say with lips sealed!
These scriptures seem to perfectly paint the picture of my feelings. Truly, it's in my bones! I feel like I'll burst if I don't find relief! I need a place to say what I've been filled with! I do still teach in two prisons... but sometimes it doesn't seem room enough for enough said! :)
Thinking of all that I couldn't help but remember God making Ezekiel's "tongue stick to the roof of his mouth" so that he would be silent until God wanted something said. Granted He was keeping Ezekiel from being able to rebuke the rebellious people, but surely there can be a myriad of other reasons for sticking a man's tongue to the roof of his mouth to keep him silent for a time? So here I sit in my part of the world with my tongue currently stuck to my mouth's roof. And knowing that it's not necessarily a bad thing if it's God that's stuck it there for His reasons. You know?
I am trying to have joy in my stuckness. That is until God deems it unsticked. And I pray that that's the only likeness that I'll share with our friend, Ezekiel. For who wants to yell at a city drawing that you've made and built siege ramps up to as if taunting it into war, while lying tied up beside it for 390 + 40 more days.... though being spared from having to use "human excrement for fuel" to cook your food off of? Just thought I'd remind myself of all that, because matters could be worse, you know?
Hmmm... in my weirdness, can you tell that I'm dying to "say"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE God's Word!!!!... and now I live to tell about it! :)