Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy


Tinker. Tailor. Soldier. Spy.

I haven't seen the Academy Award nominated movie. I had never even heard of the book until it came to the big screen. But those words bounce around in my heart. They beckon me to the One who is Tinker. Tailor. Soldier. Spy.


Tinker - I want God to mess with me - to tinker with who I am and transform me into who I might become. He is the One who sees me as I can be. Tinker with me, God.


He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion. Philippians 1:6


Tailor - I long for God to encompass me - to wrap me in the garment of Himself. His arms are the warmth of cashmere, His care the sparkle of diamonds, His whisper the comfort of my favorite jeans. Tailor me, God.


Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Colossians 3:12


Soldier - I need God to battle for me - to be my strength, endurance and confidence. He is on the front line of my life fighting for victory. He waves His flag of encouragement. He sounds the trumpet of His love. He shouts for the outcome He's already won. Be my soldier, God.


The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still. Exodus 14:14


Spy - I desire God to be my spy. He is the One who can peer around the corner of my life. He has the intel to lead and direct. Sometimes His information is classified but He shares what I need to know. Spy out my future, God.


My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9

I may never read this book but I will continue to read The Book. I may never see these actors on the screen, but He will act in my life. He is my Tinker. Tailor. Soldier. Spy.

22 comments:

  1. Great post. I love the weaving of scripture into each point. Such a blessing to read today.

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    1. Thanks, Natalie. Welcome to the oasis! I'm thrilled you're here and found some refreshment for the journey!

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  2. Hi Shannon,

    Fun analogy. I liked your line: "He has the intel to lead and direct." Thank you.

    Jennifer Dougan
    www.jenniferdougan.com

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer! Isn't it amazing how God can speak to us through the most ordinary things?

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  3. Love it, Love it Shannon!!! This is a great post, love all the scriptures that you brought forth for each word. Then something I needed this morning, the scripture at the bottom Isaiah 55:8-9 God is something else, he knew what I was going through this morning, and he placed that right in my face, I thank you my dear sister.

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    1. Pamela, so thankful God met you right where you were. He is so faithful! XO

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  4. This would be a good movie to watch. Nice analogy too!

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  5. I haven't read the book or seen the movie either. I have been told by several people that they really enjoyed it. Great post, profound!

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    1. Thanks, Stacey. Isn't weird how God can use even something like a movie title to capture our hearts? :)

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  6. Great post! I love how you summed it up at the end =)

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    1. Thanks, Ana. So excited for you to visit here - come back to the oasis anytime!

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  7. I really like how you put that. Some of those things I still work on every...single...day :)

    Sharon

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  8. I also have not read the book nor watched the movie. But I know the Author of our salvation and have read The Book!

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  9. We just watched it and I was confused the whole time haha But I love your analysis and I want Him to be my spy too :)

    Carly @ ryandcar.blogspot.com

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    1. Well I'm glad to know my post was less confusing than the movie - ha! Thanks for your visit!

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  10. Awesome! Such a creative post! I want Him to be my Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy as well.

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    1. Jerralea, so thankful for your visit! Welcome to the oasis. Hope you'll be back to "spy" on God's grace soon! :)

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