Welcome, Carey, can't wait to hear the REAL truth God has laid on your heart this morning!
I love massages.
My husband knows that if we had more money then we knew what to do with, I’d hire someone to massage my scalp at bedtime and to rub my feet in the morning.
He continues to tell me to let that dream go. I’m holding out hope.
Well, the other day I treated myself to a massage. Life’s been so big lately and my body is showing signs of the stress.
As the masseuse began to work on my neck, I was so relaxed. It felt fantastic. But then… she went a little deeper. Ouch.
I knew for me to get relief, I needed to let her do that deep work.
While it hurt, I knew I’d soon be feeling better. My job during that massage was to allow the work to be done.
So, I took in long breaths and blew the air back out slowly. Instead of tensing up more, I relaxed my body and felt the healing set in.
You know what I realized while lying on that table?
God is like that massage therapist. He has the desire and ability to work out deeper things in us.
· God knows where life is causing us to tense up.
· He has the perfect techniques to promote healing.
· He is not surprised by all our areas of stress.
· He is fully aware of our pressure points.
When we take our pain to God, He faithfully goes to work. His focus is to bring us… relief.
Sometimes the process of relief is uncomfortable because it makes us look at who we really are. It forces us to forgive something or someone who has hurt us deeply. This process causes us to change, which is overwhelming and scary at times. Old habits and attitudes are hard to break.
But when we decide to be part of the process rather than part of the problem, it can make a huge difference. When we allow God to work that stuff out instead of us holding onto it and letting it fester and cause pain… relief is imminent.
He is your Divine Masseuse.
Let God do His deep work in you. He won’t charge you. You don’t have to make an appointment. And His hands never get tired.Where do you need God’s work today?
Carey Scott is an inspirational speaker and writer, honest about her walk with the Lord, stumbles, fumbles and all. She loves to challenge women to be real and authentic. Through her blog she encourages women to stop living a mediocre, risk-free life and instead step onto the battlefield. She is a weekly blogger on CWAHM and serves as the Wednesday host on the Moms Together Facebook community. Most recently, Carey was added as a member of the speaking and writing team for LeadHer. She and her husband live in Colorado with their two kids.