Thursday, April 8, 2010

Master File

Master File



In the infrastructure of our brain, there are files kept that we have made...from the impressions we have felt and seen; collections from our time. Those files used most often become habits of our character; a reflection of our mind.
As we grow, mature, and age, some of these files will change.
Each of us should have a Master File, but without knowing and accepting the truth of God’s unconditional love, that file can often be incomplete, missing, or just misplaced. His love and grace could possibly then seem like just empty space.
When we proactively seek a relationship with God, to seek to know Him, He will become our only God, our true love, never again to be alone.
He will dictate to our Master File, leaving an imprint on our souls, showing we are His and His for a purpose. To let God be God, and be amazed.

© Sheri * March 2010
© Photo by: Sheri * December 2009

About the “Master File” poem...

This poem was inspired by sorting through relationships, mainly on how our relationship with God affects all of our other relationships in life.
There are times in our lives when seeking Christian counsel can aid in areas in our lives that we may seem stuck in, that we need clarification and direction in, helping us in our healing and growth process. I was blessed to have been led to one such counselor, Kathleen Laarman, who has a great capacity to share God’s love with others.
The imagery with this poem is a picture I had taken of my new front door. To me, it represents “My Shack” ("The Shack", written by William P. Young),...the place where we have built inside us, hiding all the things we don’t want others to see in us, for many reasons, but mainly because we have not fully come to see and trust in God’s unconditional love...(sometimes we ourselves have formed misconceptions that need to be revealed to us through His truth). And if we let Him, God will dismantle our shack, by us letting Him show us the truth and power of His love; to allow Him to heal us. Though "My Shack" is not completely dismantled yet, He has installed a new front door, allowing more of His Son light to shine in...allowing me to see His unconditional love more clearly, and has shown me how to put up healthy boundaries. And also... that there will always be areas in our lives that we may not completely understand, but we just have to keep trusting in Him to show us the way to love others and ourselves.

When looking at the picture, I can also see imagery of sort of a lion’s face...the eye up in the right hand corner...and the pine’s below that could represent tear drops, the grieving of the Holy Spirit within us when we choose to live without concern for God’s will for our lives.
(Updated in red... for clarification on not purposely hiding sin within from others, just that I know throughout my life, I had formed misconceptions about God and that has most likely affected how I have seen myself in Christ...we are all works in progress : )
For more info on "The Shack", written by William P. Young, go to http://theshackbook.com/
To view or hear William P. Young telling his life story go to http://www.marinerschurch.org/theshack/av/index.html#

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