Thursday, April 4, 2013

Time For A Trim

Oh my!  It's that time again.  Marley is in desperate need of a trim.  
I know he can't see that well. Big fluffs of hair are in the way.  He keeps scratching his ears, because hair is growing in there, and it tickles and irritates him.  His feet are hairy, and attract dirt and junk from the outside, and he brings it inside with him.  Time to get the scissors.

If I've failed to mention this...he is not a willing participant, in the makeover!  He doesn't realize I'm doing this for his benefit...because I love him!  Marley wiggles and yanks his legs and head, to try and make me stop.  But I just pause for a moment, then continue on with the process, until it's done.  If he would only realize, his fighting makes the whole transformation take longer!!  

Hmm...kind of like my own 'trims'.  God looks at me, and says, "Oh my!  Looking a little 'hairy' down there!  Got to get My Scissors out, and do some trimming on the one I love!  Fluffs of pride and stubbornness are clouding her vision.  I need to get that out of there.  Her ears are full of the sounds of negativity and lies that disturb her and make her unable to hear My Voice clearly.  Snip, snip, snip...  Her feet have been walking around, and she is dragging the dirt and junk of the world, into the clean Life I try to help her maintain.  Trim, trim, trim....  

I cannot fail to mention that I am not always a willing participant in my own 'makeover'!  All the while, I'm yanking around, trying to make the trimming stop...and God is probably thinking, "Doesn't she know, it's because I love her too much to leave her this way?" "The more she fights, the longer it's going to take."   Do I get it?  Nope.  Just like Marley, I keep struggling against the blades of the Master Trimmer.  I'm glad God has patience with me.  He may give me a little breathing room, then He begins again, snipping away the unnecessary growth, until I look presentable.  Until my character looks the way He intended it to His Son, Jesus.   

As for Marley, he survived his ordeal, and like me, is much better for it!

2 Corinthians 3:18  So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord--who is the Spirit--makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.

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