Welcome to my eclectic journey of my life and delights. This year my theme is surrendering my writing pen to the true author, Jesus Christ, while looking forward to the future, reflecting on the past and dancing through my journey.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Yank It!!!

Well us Texas girls are not known for being timid.  So when I read my friend's post I heard the answer to many of my recent prayers.

Marcy - the author of Life is Fluid and long time family friend, had a post this week that has just stayed with me.

There are times in our life where we just need to Yank It!!!!  That's Right. So I will be spending my weekend doing some Yanking.  I have attached her post for you to enjoy and maybe there are some things in your life you need to Yank.  Thanks Marcy for sharing your gift which has brought such life to me over and over again.

Sometimes there is no need to pray for peace, when you've got two hands and strong arms.

Standing in the park last night, under a tree with low hanging limbs (to be out of the sun), my husband and I were visiting with a few other people. The low branches and their leaves were blowing in the hot summer wind and hitting us lightly on the head, enough to be irritating. I was chatting, and the leaves covered the face of the one I was talking with, and we just kept standing there, tilting our heads and swatting at the leaves. 

In a few minutes, I saw my husband reach up, snap off a good size branch, and the problem was solved. No more low-hanging annoyace. One move of the hand, one pull of the arm, and the branch fell to the ground, as we continued to converse - no longer irritated.

My husband sees a need and if he's able - he fixes it. Just like that. But me? And others I know? We stand in the wind, getting slapped in the face, over and over again, hoping and praying for a solution to the annoyance, wondering why God hasn't answered.

Some of us need to quit standing under the tree that's annoying us, when that darn branch just needs a good yank! And if we can't reach it, I bet there's someone nearby who can...

11 Joining in with more words:

Lisa said...

My husband would do the same thing without hesitation. I am getting better at yanking. :)

I added your button to my Awesome Blogs page.

e-Mom said...

Gosh, I love this! I tend to do exactly that... YANK it. I'm a problem solver by nature. Not one to spend too much time praying beforehand, I dive right in to fix things. I guess that's part of being creative!

Honestly, I do get frustrated by sisters who incessantly ask for prayer for this or that situation when God is constantly supplying answers all around us... in Scripture, in our brains, in others offers to help. Maybe it's the female penchant for excessive talk that keeps us on our knees too long!

I've been thinking about "visual prayer" lately. Read a neat blog last night that promotes drawing doodling, painting, dance etc... more kinesthetic expressions of prayer. I'm going to try it!

Thanks for this post, Janette. Loved it!

e-Mom ღ

myletterstoemily said...

dear janette,

you're right, this is just sooooo true. i
hopped over to visit marcy. thank you
so much for sharing her with us.

i love visiting new blogs, and hers is
really a great one.

have a great weekend. i think we are
getting a mildly cooler front pass
through. i hope it pushes on south
to you all.


BECKY said...

Oh this is great Janette! I am pretty much a yanker, but not so much when it comes to relational situations that may require a yank here or there! What a great reminder this is to use our heads, and do our part! God always does His, huh?

Thanks for sharing this today sweetie! Hope your weekend is glorious!

Debbie said...

Oh Janette I can't tell you how much I needed to hear that this morning...I was praying about a couple of specific things last night and this morning and yours was the first post I read this morning. I've got my answer....YANK IT...just do it....I KNOW what needs to be done. I LOVED this...Have a wonderful day. HUGS, Deb

Amy in Peru said...

excellent reminder...

I love your title and subtitle up there at the top of your blog. beautiful. thank you.

amy in peru

Stacy said...

Hi Janette,
Thanks for sharing that post with us. How true it is. We make it so difficult sometimes when all we need to do is just get rid of it, the sin that we allow into our hearts and lives. Thanks for the encouragement.

Marcy said...

oh wow, thank you ladies for reading, and janette - for posting. i'm in the middle of pursuing peace and i think i'll be blogging on this subject for a while...please join me any time. i am going to try to get to your blogs - i love to read them - but so busy with work. i don't know any of you who posted, but i think it's cool how much we all have in common "IN HIM." hope to visit you all soon...

Laura said...

This is spot on amazing.
I am so glad I found your blog this evening.

Yank it.
What an amazing statement.

I'll be back-
I am now a follower and a Texas blogger.

White Spray Paint

Debbie said...

Well, she certainly has a point. My husband is always trying to fix things but I can identify with dancing around.

Thanks for your email message today. I mentioned it on Heart Choices. :) You're a blessing girl.

Love ya,

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

Wonderful ~ thank you!

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