"Yet a time is coming
and has now come when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the
kind of worshipers the Father seeks." - John 4:23

My Heavenly Daddy is healing
me from the inside out.

Transparency is Real.
Many times painful.

Daddy let me be secure in You only!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010


Listen to Beth Moore this morning. She told a story about her late 'bird dog' who got tangled up with a porcupine and had quills sticking out of the side of its face. Beth's husband, lovingly took the dogs face in his hand and pulled out one by one the quills. All the while the dog shaking, but trusting his master to pull out the poison.

I saw this representing the poison from our past. The poison is slowly pulled out from us by the Lord, as we go through our pain.

It helps to envision my Lord holding me and comforting me as He pulls the quills one by one from my body. Some much more deep and embedded than others, but all the while His words of truth and comfort help soothe the pain as I heal.


  1. JBR,

    I love this post because it speaks volumes to me. If we are finding ourselves filled with the poison the world offers, we only have to seek the face of God and He will make it all better!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  2. JBR,
    Great analogy! And the Lord is holding our hands the entire time:) May God's peace be with you as you continue in your journey toward healing.

  3. Great post. And once it is pulled out, it is gone. Never to be taken back again. Good message.

  4. Very good post! I love Beth Moore - I'll have to stop over there and listen to it. God is pulling some stuff out of me lately and I can relate to the shaking dog, but I'm learning to trust too. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I love Beth! She has helped me heal so much. And to hear her stories of Keith make me chuckle.

  6. A painful, but much needed process!
    Hugs, andrea

  7. There is no balm, like the healing balm of Jesus.

  8. Great analogy and sooo true! Ouch!

  9. The process is painful, yes. Yet you know you're in loving, healing hands. So the pain is temporary, but the reward is freedom from bondage.

    I have a favor to ask of you, JBR. I'm hosting a Haiti-relief challenge on my blog Saturday and Sunday. It's described in today's post (Wednesday), and I'll keep reminding people the rest of the week.

    The challenge is this: for every blogger who posts a list or whatever of the simple things in life that they appreciate, my family will donate $2.00 to Heartline's medical clinic in Haiti. You only need to post a list, a poem, or prose on Saturday or Sunday, and in it, link back to my blog and tell me you've posted.

    You have far more followers than I do. My request is that you post your simple wonderful things early on Saturday, tell people what you're doing, and link back to me in the post.

    I would like to have at least 50 visitors over the week, which means my family would donate $100 to the medical clinic. More would be even better. If you want to check the medical clinic out, it's at http://livesayhaiti.blogspot.com and at http://heartlineministries.org

    I would be SO appreciative if you would lend my a hand this weekend. Thank you for anything you do to get the word out.

  10. It is not about what happens to us, it matters most how we react to it.......:-) Hugs

  11. A painful process yes, but one that builds such strength within ourselves and trust in God. Beth Moore is awesome :)

  12. I am thankful to think of Him holding me and removing the poison...I needed that reminder.

  13. great analogy and poor dog. :{

  14. What a direct post. Hits the mark.

  15. He hurts when we do...So grateful His love is always faithful. Great analogy.

  16. I always think of the "footprints" and I imagine Jesus carrying me in my difficult moments

  17. I love this. Thank you. It reminded me of the time our dog got tangled up with a cactus. Sometimes that's how I feel. Like I lost a fight with a cactus. It's so good to have loving hands to tend to our wounds. Hugs.

  18. "The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth,
    Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable.
    He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength.
    ...those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength;
    They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
    They shall run and not be weary,
    They shall walk and not faint." Isaiah 40:28-31

  19. That is a good analogy, removing one sharp object at a time.