Wednesday, April 19, 2006

HAPPY B-DAY TO ME!!!!

What better day to break the latest posting silence but on the day that I turn 24??? Today was quite possibly the most stressful birthday that I've experienced today... EESH... I have been working on some things for days and the mission absolutely refuses to be accomplished. I must have made over 40 phone calls and 30 emails... Things are still not quite where they need to be... All I want for my birthday is resolution on some stuff at work... Don't need money... don't need things... I just want some stuff that's been hanging over my head to be DONE... Very frustrating when other people don't care about the priority of your mission and just give you lip service... so it goes....

Ok, enough venting... I'm sure that everyone has absolutely wretched days from time to time so I will spare you further details... I did try to leave a little hang time in there with the whole tattoo posting...>>> Yes that is right... You are looking a are a newly tattoo'd man... Well, you reading the blog anyway... If you check out my pictures website, you will see the addition.

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Here is a brief explanation...

GODSWORD ....
Heb 4:12 "For the Word of God is living and active sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart."

Eph 6:17 "the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God."

Stone Encrusted Heart...
Ezek. 36:26 " I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh."

Burning Flames Surrounding The Heart....
Luke 24:32 "They asked each other, "Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us one the road and opened the Scriptures to us?"

Transformation is the theme, if I had to give it one. It's a symbol of the affect God's Word has on our hearts. As our hearts are pierced, they are transformed from cold, unforgiving, hard stone to warm, soft, vunerable, lifegiving organs that are utterly essential for living LIFE...
As the heart of stone is pierced the stone weakens and begins to crack and fall apart liberating the heart to beat freely, unhindered.
Finally, the flames are also a result of the GODSWORD changing our hearts and in turn transforming our very souls into passionately burning flames giving us the motivation and energy to hunger more for more of Him in our lives. (His Light, Love, and Kingdom Purposes...)

I suppose it's a symbol of the process God uses to change people's lives. At least, this is how I view it. What do you think???

I should really study more about all the heart, flame, and sword symbology in the scriptures... Maybe I will post on that next time.....
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