Thursday, November 10, 2011

2 x 4's and Sawdust

I've shared before that two of my favorite words are But God . . .

I just don't have the strength to go on, but God will get me through.

There isn't any money and we have so many bills, but God is faithful and He will provide.

In the world's eyes I am nothing, but God says I am His child and dearly loved.

I love But God!

Lately, though, God has been speaking different words to my heart.  I hear him say, but Lisa . . . 

I'm so tired of dealing with her attitude.   
But Lisa, what about your attitude?

Why do they have to complain so much? 
But Lisa, aren't you complaining right now?

I don't want to lay down my pride and serve them.  They should be serving me.  
But Lisa, I've asked you to lay down your rights and follow me.

But Lisa
 - What about the grace I have freely offered to you?
 - How many times have I forgiven you for the same sin?
 - Isn't everything you have just a gift from me, to be used for my glory?
How can you point out the sawdust in their eye when you are walking around with a 2x4 in your eye?

Just something to think about.

Many blessings,

Linking with:
Thought Provoking Thursday @ SomeGirl's Website
Koinonia Thursdays @ Sharing the Journey


  1. LISA...I love this. Never have I thought about that. I too love the BUT GOD's in scripture, it always means he is about to blow someone's mind! I love when he takes us out of our comfort zones. Now he is doing that very thing with But Heather...I am listening for that because I want to be more like him! Thanks for the great thoughts!

  2. Very thought provoking today indeed! But Allison.....

  3. Hi Lisa - this is really good. Next time I'm moaning about something I hope a BUT comes my way.
    God bless

  4. Lisa, oh such convicting and cut to the heart thoughts! I love this.. but God.

    Thanks for linking up today and joining in the Koinonia Community!!

  5. This is excellent!! Definitely something to think about!

  6. Before I even read your post, I had flashbacks of playing the sawdust pile as a child. (I was raised right beside the family sawmill!) MY many times I've had sawdust in my eyes! OUCH! Very thought provoking post! This has always been one of those analogy that I have had no problem relating to! Thanks for sharing!

  7. "But Lisa ..." this was a great post! Thanks for reminding me that God never let's the "buts" get in the way of what He wants to do in my life. :D

  8. Lisa,

    This is so good, I have been on that side when I was bemoaning about something, and I felt the nudge on my heart...but Kandi...

    Something to think about today.


  9. I read this with tears in my eyes. It touches me. Thank you.

  10. Oh, what powerful words, and what conviction they bring. Thank you for sharing this!