Thoughts from the Unglued Bible Study

Thoughts from the Unglued Bible Study

We have a great women’s ministry at our church.  They are always doing something.  Bible studies, hikes, service project….we always have something going on.

I recently started a “night light” study through the book “Unglued.”  The study is late on Monday nights, from 8:30-10 p.m.  Now, it IS a stretch to stay awake and alert that late, ha!…but I’m LOVING the study.

Unglued by Lysa Terkeurst

One of the videos talked about statues, specifically the David statue.  She talks about how two artists attempted to finish the David, but then Michelangelo came along, and as a master artist, he spent two years working on the David (supposedly never leaving the block of marble as he worked…even sleeping there!) until he finished the David.  Michelangelo slowly chiseled and chipped away at the hard marble until a masterpiece emerged.

Lysa also talked about the statues displayed leading up to the David, called the Prisoner collection.  They are unfinished works, trapped in stone.

She talked about how WE are trapped in our own stones.  We have hard places that keep us trapped.  Maybe it’s exploding emotionally, maybe it’s taking too much control, maybe it’s some other hangup. But whatever it is, we are trapped.

We can attempt to free ourselves, or have others help us, but it will be futile.  We will be like the first artists that worked on the David….getting no where.

However, if we let the Master (God) come in, He will chisel and chip away at those hard places until we are complete.  God will also never leave us during this process (like Michelangelo never left the David)!

We have to surrender ourselves over to the work of the Master.  It won’t be easy.  A chisel is not a comforting tool.  It chips away at the tough stuff.  But with His help, we can slowly become what he wants us to be.

When they asked Michelangelo how he made his statue of David he is reported to have said, “It is easy. You just chip away the stone that doesn’t look like David.”

That is all God is doing to us.  He knows what we look like when we are holy.  He sees us as saints. He is just trying to chip away the stone that isn’t us! 🙂

So if you are going through a tough time, be encouraged!  It is just God chipping away at some stone.  And if we submit to him, it will be a lot easier of a process than if we fight him! 🙂


Comments

  1. “He knows what we look like when we are holy.”

    <3 that line!!! Thank you for this!

  2. So glad I found your blog! I am also loving the study and am learning so much 🙂

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