Sunday, August 3, 2008

Cover to Cover: Me Too!




My thoughts are a bit scattered but I am going to try and see if I can get this point across. If you're still confused at the end, just nod your head and say, "uh huh." I get that a lot. Then pop on over to Bev's and get some clarity there.

I have lots of moments where I am reading something or hearing someone speak about something and a lightening bolt strikes, and I think, "me, too!"

Sometimes the Me Too realization isn't a pleasant one. During the sermon today, when Kyle was talking about a certain "idol" behavior, I had a Me Too moment. These moments are usually followed by an "uh oh" moment. And hopefully a "I'm not going to do that anymore" moment.

Sometimes my Me Too moments are a moment of shared kinship. A positive thing. A feeling of, "oh yeah, I get that. I do that too. I totally know where you are coming from." And I had one of those this weekend.

Beth taught about the parable of the seed this weekend. During the last session, she talked a little about her life and the abuse that she'd suffered and how she didn't know at one point how she was going to survive it.

Friends, I can totally relate to that.

And not in a good way.

But that wasn't my real Me Too moment.

She went on to talk about how she began really reading her Bible. As she read, she fell in love with the Word. And my heart started shouting, Me Too! Me Too! Because I am loving my Bible. I can't describe how much JOY the Word brings to my heart. I am fascinated by the Words that He put there for me. (and you!)

Beth went on to say that she didn't realize it, but as she read, God began to heal her heart.

And this time, my heart was asking "Me Too? Could this happen to Me Too?" Psalm 107:20 says, "He sent His word and healed them; He rescued them from the Pit."

And I believe it!

When I got home yesterday and began reading through my chronological list, I came across this: When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart's delight, for I bear your name, O LORD God Almighty. Jeremiah 15:16

I had to smile...and my heart was shouting...Me Too!

9 comments:

annie's eyes said...

Oh, me, too, Karen! Let it be said of me also that His Word came and healed me. You write so poignantly your heart each week, and I am so blessed. Glad Frank got to go home and you got to go to hear Beth.Did you work with the Lifeway team or just get to enjoy it as a spectator? Bless you this week. You're in my prayers. Love, Annette

annette said...

The Me too moments bring such elation, then the oh no moment comes...and then through repentance the elation returns.

Thanks for the beautiful post. Feed on healing Scriptures this week.

Annette

THE ROOST said...

Girl, ME TOO.....I love the Word & Jesus! And I love the look of your site:)

Michelle V said...

Me too! :) I have those moments where you're thinking ME TOO, and then you realize, wait, that wasn't a good thing! Then the conviction and, like you said, hopefully the....I'm not going to do that anymore.

Blessings
Michelle

Ang baylis said...

I know this isn't very original, but ME TOO! His Word has healed me and I just can't get enough! When people say they would choose the Bible as the one book they would want on a deserted island, I thought the correct answer should be the Bible. Now, I know that I know that I know that I know it is true for me! I'm sorry for whatever has caused you to say some of the ME TOO'S!
Love you, Karen!
Angie xoxo

Nise' said...

How true that is! I love how He speaks to us, we just need to have our ears and hearts open! Your new background is pretty.

Bev Brandon said...

Whoa..I love your new look! OOHH!
So did you do it yourself???
Really neat!
Okay, about his words being found and eating them----oh my goodness that so grips and grabs at me. I so want HIM. Your weighty words were right on....we do love hearing your beautiful heart!

helenw13 said...

ME TOO...I had tears flowing when Beth shared about her love for the Word...it has become such a life line to me for my daily survival...and tears well up in me as I read your post...so tender and encouraging...thanks so much!

Love your new blog...very cool!

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