Friday morning I was reading and praying Psalm 40. If you have never prayed through the Psalms, please do it. You will end up learning so much and just falling in love with our God all over again.
Anyway, I am having this wonderful time with God, praying His word for myself, my family, my friends, and just for people everywhere. I arrived at
"Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but my ears you have pierced;"
What does any girly girl do when she reads "but my ears you have pierced" when she is taking everything literally?
You guessed it!! I touched my pierced ears! When I realized what I had done I started laughing and then couldn't stop laughing.
Ok, I know God didn't pierce my ears. I got my ears pierced when I was 19 in a jewelry store in Darlington, SC. My dear husband, who was my boyfriend at the time, gave me a present one day. The money to have my ears pierced.
Anyway, when I settled down I thought, I just called myself a "girly girl". Such a change from my younger days.
I had laughed about touching my pierced ears. I had called myself a girly girl.
Then I just sat and thought about how God has changed my life. And I began thanking God for all He has done for me.
When God pierced my ears - opened my ears- to His call, He changed me.
From darkness to light,
from death to life,
from sadness to joy
from chaos to peace
from ok to great
from oppressed to free
from hungry to filled
from . . . . . . .
I am sure there are a gazillion ways he has changed us all. My list is not poetic and probably there is a list similar to this in a book or on the internet that would move a million hearts. This is my list for right this minute, ten minutes from now it might be different depending on where He leads me.
Just made me wonder how did God change you when He pierced your ears?