"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!

Monday, July 22, 2013


Coming off my "To Feel Alive" post where I truly thank you all for your love, prayers and support. I am doing better.

The popular song by the sixties group The American Breed, "Bend Me, Shape Me" has been running through my head since yesterday.

If you look past the secular words to this love song, and replace them with God's love bending and shaping, this is what I am feeling.

Especially the chorus, "bend me shape me anyway you want me." I see that as trust. Trusting God to shape me the way only He can.

Just think of it in natural terms. Bending and shaping in places that have never been bent or shaped before. Or in a very long time. Back and forth. Pushed and pulled. Ouch and double Ouch! You feel the pain right? Right! Same with emotional pain. You feel it!

I am tired. Both emotionally and physically. When your body soul and spirit have been in a constant battle for survial and the proper love and nuture for so many years it catches up to you.

So, as I come face to face with the fears, the memories, the hurt of rejection, neglect, abuse etc., the more intense the bending and shaping become.


  1. sending you love, prayers, blessings, and huge hugs.

  2. Love what you said and what a great song to re-write as Christian Contemporary! :)Love the thoughts here Grace! :)

    Blessings and love sweet friend,

  3. AnonymousJuly 22, 2013

    JBR I remember this song. Classic. I see where you can relate to God molding us the way He intended us to be. Great choice of reference. God Bless.

  4. Wonderful Grace,
    God has brought that song into your mind for a reason, and at a perfect time. We have a very strong and powerful warrior as our Lord and He can bring us through all things and make us stronger. God bless you and you have got me singing this song now. xx

  5. ..and so the sculpture of Grace is being formed. And it is beautiful.

    Love Gail

  6. There are so many secular songs that are spiritual beneath the surface, aren't there? (Oh yeah, I know all about that divine bending and shaping...ouch!) Sending you many hugs and prayers, my friend!

  7. There are so many secular things and even secular people that God can teach us a lesson through. The story of the Good Samaritan is the perfect example of that.

  8. Yes, being bent and shaped is painful hard work. Thankfully the end result is so worth it. Feel better. Hugs, JBR.

  9. He is the potter, we are the clay:)
    I love your heart to hear it in that song
    and now I'll be humming it in my sleep:)
    my heart sings along with yours
    (thank you!)

  10. My pastor is talking about life's trials and how God allows them into our lives to shape and form us. Even him, at the age of 77, is still being bent and twisted and formed by Father for His purpose. If Daddy didn't continue to shape and work on us then His word of love for us is false. You see, a loving, caring parent always is shaping and forming their child.

    Praying and praying for you hon.

  11. We are God's clay, and He is the master potter. :) Wishing you peace and rest and many blessings, Grace.