Yep – with selfies I communicate to other people my:
And so much more
I also communicate through the written word, personal responses. actions or inactions. All that communication is done purposefully. I know I am communicating. I am doing it with a purpose.
But my Spiritual Selfie communicates to God all the above (because God knows and sees all) and more – because I am communicating even when I do not realize it and communicating things only God can hear or see.
When I lost my Daddy, I remember as I walked toward the funeral parlor thinking, so this is grief. My emotions communicated to others and to me what seemed to be my deepest truth. But later, when we lost our grandson, David, and then our daughter, Laurie, I realized I hadn’t learned as much as I thought about grief. I was not ready for the onslaught. It hurt to communicate and little was left that had meaning. I felt cut off from the vine – as though the cord connecting me to oxygen (life) had been torn away.
How long can one cling to dust?
Especially when the dust is not even reality. A shadow. A lie.
I’ve had some Crazy, Wild and Amazing experiences since I’ve come to know Christ and have found that LIFE is dependent on communication and drained away when communication is severed.
Grief feels like forever and it wasn’t long before my emotions were numbed and heart cries were all I could express. Like the camera for a selfie, emotions in crisis are often turned inward. I could not help myself.
I had to make a determined effort to let God communicate with me and bring me back to life.
How does God communicate His life to us? With truth.
Truth defies emotions.
Truth frames grace.
Truth fans the flame of hope.
Truth brings eternity to moments, whether ordinary or momentous
And Truth gives purpose to successes …and to failures.
Several have told me they see coping and healing. Thanks for the CPR. Just as I long to continue to impact others’ lives, many of you have helped to make that difference in mine.