Learning that ashes can cleanse you and that rejoicing can come from the ashes. Why? Because all the sinfulness has been burned away and we have been purified by the refiners fire.
Also learning grace for the weary heart, how to rest, take care of responsibilities, love our enemies, how to forgive, and how not to grow bitter.
Enjoying this season of lent and receiving the Lord’s invitation to be purified through the burning away of what idols have set themselves up in my heart and who have replaced My LORD.
What a season it has been. I will never be the same again, changed forever.
Once those asherah poles are burned to the ground you are never the same again.
It’s been a long and difficult journey, but you can’t put ashes back together again and I’m grateful for that.
I don’t want to put them back together again, I just want to be satisfied with the purified life that I now have.
Thank you, Jesus for making me new and for changing my heart and for purifying me.