Monthly Archives: July 2011

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  • ha, ha! did you just make that other one?? I really, REALLY like this design!ReplyCancel

dying to bear fruit

I havenโ€™t consistently blogged for a very long time; Iโ€™ve been crying a lot. First, quietly before God in a corner and then, loudly before Him in a corner and sometimes cautiously, but honestly, before Him and othersโ€”faithful ones. I havenโ€™t been crying poor-me-look-at-what-others-have-done-to-me tears [I got over that a few years ago], although I…

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  • Gayla

    He is always trying to get me to understand that to truly live, i must die!
    especially DIE to trying to bear fruit! The only way any of us can bear any fruit is to surrender all our desirs to him and “let go” and let them fall to the ground and die. If God chooses for the fruit to grow then so be it. If not, HE IS LORD!ReplyCancel

    • Debi

      Thanks for jumping in here, Gayla.
      “especially DIE to trying to bear fruit” yes!! We have nothing within us to do it! We are His to do with as He pleases! It’s never about us, is it? But we WILL bear HIS fruit, HIS way in HIS time.ReplyCancel

  • Debi,

    So glad you linked us to your knew blog site. I do read your posts. I have you in my google-reader, so I never miss knowing when you post.

    This was a beautiful post…brought me to tears. I know what you are talking about, the dying… the giving everything to Him to use as He wills. What a way to live! I’ve tried both ways–my will and His will–and His is–beyond description–better! Like C.S. Lewis says, you cannot really understand it until you are “inside,” until you have jumped in full-body and experienced what it is to trust Him completely.

    Thanks for your sharing!ReplyCancel

    • Debi

      Hi Laura!
      Thanks for adding your thoughts here…one thing we were told when my father was in Hospice care was that one must struggle to die, and we found that to be true. One of the most difficult things for me in those last days of my father’s life was his not really knowing how to die, but with God, all things are possible! He does it; we just keep surrendering….letting go, as Gayla said. That is my word for the year…SURRENDER ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Yes, Mom, well said…
    Sometimes it’s no fun being the clay meant for “common use,” I’d so much rather be meant for “noble purposes.” But to bring Him glory in whatever use He has intended for me is best. To die, to die, to die to myself and let Him live in and through me.ReplyCancel

    • Debi

      Jenna ๐Ÿ™‚
      I cling over and over again to the fact His ways are perfect.ReplyCancel

  • Thank you for writing this. It brings me hope. I am always amazed at how you are able to pour into your writings so much that helps me. I know, it is NOT all about me, ROFL, but thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • So well said, Debi. I certainly can relate. Content knowing “of” God, but not KNOWING GOD.

    I think that when that realization hits us that we haven’t KNOWN God like He so desparately wants us to know Him… THAT is when He can work. That’s when we can experience His fullness. The first chapter of the book The Pursuit of God says some really profound stuff about this (here it is if you want to read it:

    Thank you for your candidness… it’s refreshing!
    Love, SarahReplyCancel

    • Debi

      I always seem to identify with what Tozer says.
      Seems I may have read that book years ago, but I am more than certain it would speak to my heart in a different way today ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thanks for sharing…I am blessed that you are a part of my journey ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • How interesting that our tears were so similar in nature.

    I, too, feel that I have just grown into the title of believer, not because of the length of time that I have been saved, but because of the fullness and completeness of my belief.

    Thanking God that He meets us so perfectly.ReplyCancel

    • Debi

      Nice to see a new face here ๐Ÿ™‚
      Yes…I am so grateful that He woos us by making us want more of Him…and then answers our prayer. And His timing is PERFECT!ReplyCancel

  • Hello! I have found you through Jen @ Finding Heaven. I loved this post. I feel as though I have been learning so many of these same truths but loved the way you have put them. The Psalm book has been such a comfort to me these past few months — they speak the cry of the heart — all the good & bad emotion but yet turn back to Him in praise and in trust.

    i have felt similar tonight reading your post.ReplyCancel

    • Debi

      Hello Kathleen…
      I’m so glad you found your way here…and am glad that there are others in a similar place in the journey. I hadn’t thought about my heart cries sounding similar to those of David, but looking back…you are right, they do!
      It is a comfort to know we serve a loving God who brings us full circle!ReplyCancel

summer stuff

So what have I been doing this summer?
hmmmm…well…let’s see…

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  • Hey Debi! It’s funny that I went to post a question on your fb wall about the fabric that you had at your house the last time I was there and there was the link to this post! I was going to ask you where you got that fabric… I know you told me, I just forgot! I’m hoping to re-upholster a wing-back chair and CANNOT find any fabric that I like enough… but that fabric you found is absolutely beautiful!

    Btw, I love the new look to your blog… so casual and cute.ReplyCancel

  • Debi

    steal from me? LOL
    of course….can’t wait to see the finished product on your blog ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • So fun! I can’t wait to read more!ReplyCancel

  • YAY! I just placed the order! I’m so excited to get this chair done… I bought it at a yard sale about 3 years ago and it’s been in storage til we moved. And yup, you sure will being reading about it on the blog! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for your help!ReplyCancel

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