Promoting Word Study
About a month into my mentor-ship with Addy, the Holy Spirit inspired me to write a poem about the fact that I am not the star of the show. I originally thought the poem was for Addy but I once heard a pastor say revelations are given to you for you. I guess he was right. The poem went like this:
You are the star of the show when I am with you, but I am not with you
because you are the star.
You are the star of the show when you’re alone, but there’s no such thing as a
You are the star of the show when you’re grouped, but not the most valuable part.
You are the star of the show when you shine, but you disappear in the dark.
You are the star of the show when you speak, but speaking will allow you to be seen.
You are the star of the show when you care, but not caring will steal your dreams.
Your life is a constellation made up of individual lights, with each star a
contribution to the glow of your life.
At least on time this year, I asked God to please break my heart for what breaks His. I think I even sung a song or two praising Him for it. I haven’t thought about it for a while but as usual He answered my prayer. When I walk by faith, I learn more about not trusting how the situation looks. Each time I am more pleased with the results that lead me to God and give me peace. God loves me this I know because Galatians 4:20-27 NLT tells me so.
Tell me, you who want to live under the law, do you know what the law actually says? The Scriptures say that Abraham had two sons, one from his slave wife and one from his freeborn wife. The son of the slave wife was born in a human attempt to bring about the fulfillment of God’s promise. But the son of the freeborn wife was born as God’s own fulfillment of his promise.
These two women serve as an illustration of God’s two covenants. The first woman, Hagar, represents Mount Sinai where people received the law that enslaved them. And now Jerusalem is just like Mount Sinai in Arabia,because she and her children live in slavery to the law. But the other woman, Sarah, represents the heavenly Jerusalem. She is the free woman, and she is our mother. As Isaiah said,
“Rejoice, O childless woman,
you who have never given birth!
Break into a joyful shout,
you who have never been in labor!
For the desolate woman now has more children
than the woman who lives with her husband!”