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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Only One Thing: Love and A Good Hair Day

You know what your hair looks like in the morning.
It's everywhere, sticking up in all directions--bunched up, knotted.
And one of the first things you do is to run a brush through the mess.
Bet you didn't know it was like the Spirit giving love.

Let's start here:
The fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.--Galatians 5:21

The fruit.
Not fruits.  One thing.
Love IS joy, IS peace, IS patience, and all the rest.
All connected, all imparted at the same time from the Spirit.

 And it all comes from love.
God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, Whom He has given us.--Romans 5:5

The Spirit is the one Source from which we example all the ways that changed who we once were into someone God now recognizes as His own, remade in His image.
Obedient divine love transforms the tangled mess of our life into the reflection of God Himself.

When God sends His Spirit, He gives us the one thing, the only thing, that tames our wild disarray of sin.
We slept in sin, and in the process made a mess of our life, but when morning came, the Spirit greeted us with the light of new life and love.

Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.--Ephesians 5:14
...only one thing is needed, and it will not be taken away from her.--Luke 10:42

We should see, when we look in the mirror, not the disheveled head of sin, but the beautifully adorned image of our God.
And that is a good hair day indeed.

9 comments:

  1. It all goes back to love doesn't it? Happy Sabbath to you.

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    1. Yes it does. And it seems too simple, but, well, it just does.

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  2. Praise God that He has numbered every hair on our head! May His love shine through us so that we will be adorned with a meek and quiet spirit. Thanks for the beautiful post & for commenting on Saved by Grace! Blessings to you,
    Laurie

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    1. Yes, numbered every ragged hair.

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  3. Obedient divine love transforms the tangled mess of our life into the reflection of God Himself.
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    Exactly true. And so much a day-to-day focus on life.

    Thank you.

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    1. You're not kidding. Trying to re-focus every day.

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  4. Joanne--your lines are short and powerful Sheesh! I really like the one about 'exampling the ways' that God has changed us. And this one, "We slept in sin, and in the process made a mess of our life, but when morning came, the Spirit greeted us with the light of new life and love."

    Hallelujah and thank you, Lord.

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  5. Love your illustration! I'm sure I'll remember it on my next "bad" hair day.

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