LSOF: Stained Glass

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LSOF: Stained Glass
Part 1: Creative Communication

Some people are like a stained glass, they have been equipped to have an extra aspect of life.
And can see so much further then what is in front of them, without ever even experiencing it.

I wrote this in a previous post years ago.

As I was going through old email on my Yahoo account, and looking at old writing. It occurred to me.
I have been given a gift in writing, that goes further than myself, ever could.

The words used in the poetry, stories, and everything, are far beyond my own comprehension.

I read what I have written, and my eyes seem to bulge out. I’m serious.

But I find much relief in knowing, that they were never my words.

I wonder if you have a spiritual gift, that takes a life of its own, and you can go back to it, and be like,

“ Wow, did I do that, or did I just say that?”

God showed me something. I was remembering a message my Pastor gave a couple months ago.

He said that the churches, back in the day, had stained glass, because not everyone could enter the church.
The stained glass told a story to those who were not able to hear it, by picture.

Stained glass, when it comes to us as believers, has a new meaning. We are the stained glass people see.

God has taught me that even in the most difficult times, that forgetting who I am in Him, forgetting His promises, and His mercies…
Can be more destructive to the world, than myself.

We can do far more damage that the enemy could.
It’s a scary thought, but its very true.

Right now there is so much chaos in lives around me, and I am sitting here in my living room as it whips up the wind outside.
My curtains are drawn, and there is just stillness.

However, I am never without thought.

Creative Communication is a spiritual gift that allows God to speak through song, writing, and other kinds of avenues.

But what I have also realized, is that same gift could minister to me.

Do you remember “ Desert Storm?”

I was in 5th grade, and I remember standing there by my desk in the class. We were saying the “ Pledge of Allegiance” and after we were through a song was played.

I’ll never forget it. “ From a Distance” by: Bette Midler.

From a distance the world looks blue and green,
and the snow-capped mountains white.
From a distance the ocean meets the stream,
and the eagle takes to flight.

From a distance, there is harmony,
and it echoes through the land.
It’s the voice of hope, it’s the voice of peace,
it’s the voice of every man.

From a distance we all have enough,
and no one is in need.
And there are no guns, no bombs, and no disease,
no hungry mouths to feed.

From a distance we are instruments
marching in a common band.
Playing songs of hope, playing songs of peace.
They’re the songs of every man.
God is watching us. God is watching us.
God is watching us from a distance.

From a distance you look like my friend,
even though we are at war.
From a distance I just cannot comprehend
what all this fighting is for.

From a distance there is harmony,
and it echoes through the land.
And it’s the hope of hopes, it’s the love of loves,
it’s the heart of every man.

It’s the hope of hopes, it’s the love of loves.
This is the song of every man.
And God is watching us, God is watching us,
God is watching us from a distance.
Oh, God is watching us, God is watching.
God is watching us from a distance.

I have to tell you the first song that ever struck me that ever ministered to me. Was that one.

From then on, I learned how to not just listen to music, but feel it from the depth of my soul.
I learned to breathe it in like oxygen, and let it heal me inside.

I remember when 9/11 happened, I mean who couldn’t.

I was working at a school, and I remember when the kids came up to me, and asked me if I knew why the planes had crashed into buildings.
I couldn’t tell them anything. We had to get their attention on somethingelse, while we were dealing with the shock the entire nation was facing.

At that moment, I remember hearing that song play in my head again, and it comforted me.
But I also wondered, how everything would affect these children years from now.

In 5th grade I knew there was a war happening, and I was aware that people’s parents, and friends had gone into the war. I didn’t know that it was as bad as it is now,
And I didn’t know it was like the wars I was to learn about in my history classes. But I did know. There was a war.

“ God is watching us….From a distance”.

I live on that line.

I want to encourage you to let God search your heart, and help you find the gifts that He has given you from the Holy Spirit.

I will spend the next few posts sharing each one specifically, this one being the most prominent, but its amazing how your gift relates to apart of your
Life that you would never have had a clue was an actual gift.

In the movie, “ At First Sight”, which I wrote a poem about years ago, but couldn’t find to share with you;
It is about a man who is blind his entire life, up until he is an adult.

He later loses his sight again, but before he does completely he goes to the library to look at every picture in a book he could find.

That is how we should look at the gifts that have been given to us.

As if we could lose them tomorrow.

Until next time my friends…I love you.

Be Blessed:)

Angie

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2 thoughts on “LSOF: Stained Glass

  1. Love that line about we are like the stained glass telling our story. Our influence is very important. More than we often realize.

    I also wanted to invite you to a pilot Bible study I am doing at my blog. No pressure just pray about it and let me know if interested.
    Much love,
    Angela

  2. hey girl! what a great encouraging post. i love what you said about our spiritual gifts and taking them in as we could lose them tomorrow. amen to that. i’m extremely guilty of taking for granted His works through me.

    I’m going to have to rent “At First Sight” now.

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