Thursday, December 8, 2011

Snow Melting

even though we are in the middle 
of some of the coldest times of winter, 
the sun still shines.
and when that sun shines,
it melts some of the snow that has fallen.

as i watched outside my french doors this morning
when i let my dog out,
i thought to myself,
"it's melting already, even in this cold season, 
with a little bit of sun,. . . sure,. . . i guess it's still gonna melt."

and i thought even further, as i reflected and 
got introspective like i typically do,
and asked myself,
"what would lay bare or
be exposed as the unnecessary things 
taking up space in my heart started to 
melt away?"

what in me could i let melt away?
what needs to melt away?

do i have bitterness in my heart toward someone that i need to let melt away?  {Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: Ephesians 4:31}

do i have unforgiveness that needs to melt away? forgive as the lord forgave you

do i have hate in my heart that needs to melt away? love your enemy

is jealousy, envy or covetous creeping through? 
or is humility, meekness and grace seeping in?

i'm challenged in these frigid cold days of winter
to melt away any thing frigid inside me
are you with me?

i hope so



Sarah B. said...

What a great post... There's no snow in Southern California for me, but I'm sure there are unGodly feelings that I could let melt away in me.

Jessi said...

There are definitely things in my life that I need to let melt away. Thank you for the reminder.

Darby said...

What a great post Gina! It is good to be reminded of the dark spots that hide in our hearts sometimes. Thanks for bringing it to light.

Paislea Elyse said...

these pictures are so gorgeous!

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Erin said...

This gave me chills...literally. :)

stephanie said...

this is SO good! i think i need to re-read it : )

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